SOS Children’s Villages is an international children’s charity that offers safe and nurturing family homes to over 80,000 orphaned and abandoned children in 134 countries around the world.
From the SOS Childrens Villages Canada’s website:
Through over 550 SOS Children’s Villages, SOS offers orphaned and abandoned children a family and a loving home with a mother to care and support them in a safe environment where their needs for food, health and shelter are met.
SOS Children’s Villages also keeps families together through skills training and community development to ensure self sufficiency and prevent child abandonment.
Since 1949, SOS Children’s Villages has been guided by a basic principle: a loving home for every child. We are the largest charity working with orphaned and abandoned children.
Currently there are 2,000 SOS Children’s Village facilities worldwide providing homes to over 80,000 children through its villages. SOS also supports an additional 1,000,000 children in need around the world through its Family Strengthening Programs, kindergartens, vocational training centres, schools and hospitals, all of which provide children and families in need with vital access to education and health care.
SOS Children’s Villages Canada Values
We take action
We have challenged traditional methods of orphan care and continue to pioneer innovative child-care approaches. We help children who have no one else to turn to. With a sensitive yet confident approach we are determined to question, learn and take action for children around the world.
We keep our promises
We are dedicated to helping generations of children have a better life. We do this by nurturing lasting relationships with our donors, our co-workers and the communities in which we are rooted. We believe that by making a long-term commitment we have a meaningful and sustainable impact.
We believe in each other
We believe in each other’s abilities and potential. We support and respect one another, and build an environment where we can approach our responsibilities with confidence. In an atmosphere of trust we are inspired to share our experiences and learn from each other.
We are reliable partners
Since 1949 we have built a foundation of trust with donors, governments, and other partners who support us in our mission. Our greatest responsibility is guaranteeing the wellbeing of children by ensuring high standards of care. In doing this we are committed to using all funds and resources wisely, with respect and accountability.
What Makes SOS Children’s Villages Canada Unique
When a child loses everything, SOS Children’s Villages is there to give them a family and a home. We raise orphaned and abandoned children and provide them with all the things a normal family would: food, clothing, education, medical care but most of all, hope.
Learn more about the SOS Children’s Villages Canada here.