We help families care for their children. We provide quality alternative care for children who cannot live with their biological families.
Children, who cannot be cared for by their biological families are supported by family-based carers either with foster families or within our SOS Children’s Villages. SOS families provide individualised care to promote the development, education and health of each child. In partnership with communities we develop local infrastructure and run kindergartens, day care centres, schools, vocational training centres and medical facilities. We provide over 80,000 children and youth with family-based care.
SOS Family Strengthening Programmes help keep children in the care of their family. We support disadvantaged families at risk of separation by bolstering their capacity to protect and care for their children. Strengthening safety nets within the community is key. We run over 2,300 programmes that cater to more than one million children and adults around the world. The charity's website is www.sos.is.