Stronger families support children.
Our family strengthening programs empower families to overcome hardships. We strengthen families at risk of falling apart, giving them the support they need to grow stronger, stay together and keep their children safe. This comprehensive approach builds resilient families that go on to better their own lives and strengthen their communities.
Families across the world are more vulnerable today than ever before. Adverse circumstances like poverty, armed conflict and disease present overwhelming challenges for parents and threaten family stability.
When families are at risk of falling apart, children are at a much greater risk of being abandoned and left vulnerable to child labor, child trafficking and other threats to their safety.
children worldwide are at risk of growing up alone
cause for child abandonment is poverty
have lost or are at risk of losing parental care
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In partnership with governments, NGOs and other relief organizations, we build effective community support systems. Our short-term assistance to vulnerable families includes food, medical care and access to education. Our long-term services, which focus on making families self-reliant, include savings and loan associations, income-generating activities, childrearing classes, health education and more.
Access to nutritional and health care support to help keep children and families healthy.
Assistance with school fees, uniforms and materials so children have the opportunity to learn.
Trainings in parenting and household management skills to help parents provide better care for their children.
Job skills and income generating support to help families establish a sustainable livelihood.
September 19 2017
In Zambia, this single mother-headed family managed to escape poverty thanks to participating in an SOS Family-Support Program.
July 14 2017
Mildred, an SOS Mother, talks about raising vulnerable children in her SOS Family in Kenya.
April 6 2017
New report exposes prevalence of violence against children and describes effective projects around world to reduce and prevent it.
Actively advocating for children’s rights, and teaching children and youth to become their own advocates so that the voice of future generations is loud and clear.
Providing stability and loving families to children and young adults who have been orphaned or abandoned, and ensuring that they are supported, encouraged and loved throughout their lives.
Empowering the next generation, and providing them with the education, tools, encouragement and support to build their own futures.