SOS Children's Villages believes that every child deserves a loving home.

We build families for orphaned, abandoned, and other vulnerable children in 134 countries and territories, inckuding the United States. We are the largest non-governmental organization dedicated to the care of orphaned and abandoned children. 

Founded in 1949, we provide children with the love and long-term support they need to shape their own futures - a stable family, quality medical care, and the oppurtunity to learn. 

Through our family support and care programs, medical centers, schools, and emergency relief efforts, we impact the lives of millions of children and families around the world. 



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We strengthen families at risk of falling apart with the support they need to grow stronger together and stay together. When children cannot stay with their family or have no family, we give thema safe home where they can grow up in our of our SOS families. 439,500 children and families are stable and strong because of our work. 

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Through our established medical centers around the world, SOS Children’s Villages offers urgent and ongoing medical care, specializing in the care of women and children. In 2014, we provided over 845,200 health services including vaccinations, HIV/AIDS treatments and mental health programs. 

Education lifts children and families our of poverty, 206,100 children and youth around the workd received a quality education in 2014 through SOS schools, day care centers and job skills training programs. 

When war or disaster threatens children’s lives, we provide the unique care and protection they need. Through SOS Emergency Response Programs we deliver critical aide, rescue and reunite children with their families, and offer protection and care for traumatized children at our SOS Child-Friendly Spaces. Since 1988, SOS has managed 125 emergency programs in 60 countries, including Nepal (2015), Typhoon Haiyan (2013), Haiti (2010), partnering with organizations such as Habit for Humanity, ICRC and the Red Cross. In 2014, we provided 789,500 emergency relief services to affected communities. 


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SOS Children's Villages International comprises 117 national SOS Children's Villages associations. As members of the federation, each national SOS Children's Villages association is committed to applying the federation's statutes, standards for quality child care, and stringent financial and administrative practices.