In doing so, we act quickly and unbureaucratically, actively engage and bring in our expertise as an international organization in a variety of ways. For example, in crisis housing groups, in counseling centers, outpatient clinics and aftercare, where children, adolescents and their families find what they urgently need: relief, support and the opportunity for a new perspective.
SOS Children’s Villages builds families for orphaned, abandoned and other vulnerable children. When children cannot stay with their family or have no family, we give them a safe home, together with their siblings, where they can grow up in one of our SOS families.
Families are more vulnerable today than ever before. Adverse circumstances like poverty, conflict, aftermath of the war 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 many dangers that threaten the lives and welfare of these children. This is an issue that has to be addressed and we take action to best handle these situations keeping children’s best interests at heart.