Who we are

At SOS Children’s Villages, we do whatever it takes to ensure that each child and young person grows up with the bonds and healthy relationships they need to become their strongest selves and thrive in the future.

Our locally led operations in more than 130 countries and territories work to strengthen families experiencing hardship so they can stay together. When staying with their family is not in a child or young person’s best interest, we provide them with quality care and support adapted to their unique needs, experiences and culture. All alternative care options we support, are guided by and in line with the UN Guidelines for the Alternative Care for Children to which we made key contributions in the development process. 

We believe that truly bonding with a child, as a parent, sibling, caregiver or mentor, has the power to change their world. Our work centers around the strength of human connection and focuses on showing children and young people that they belong no matter who they are. A positive and supportive childhood empowers children to develop the life skills, resilience and support networks they need to set personal goals and move confidently into self-reliant adulthood. 

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