Strong family environment and loving home for children in need
Over 600 000 children are taken into out-of-home care in Russia today. 90% of them have biological parents who cannot support their children. According to statistics more than half of the whole child population lives in disadvantaged families and thus is in the social risk group. Our main goal is to provide as many kids as possible with strong loving family environment that would help them overcome all the grief experiences of their childhood, realize their social potential and start a normal sustainable life as an adults.
We build families for children in need
We work for children who are orphaned, abandoned or whose families are unable to care for them. We give these children the opportunity to build lasting relationships within a family.
Our family approach in the SOS Children's Village is based on four principles: Each child needs a mother, and grows up most naturally with brothers and sisters, in their own house, within a supportive village environment.
We help them shape their own futures
We enable children to live according to their own culture and religion, and to be active members of the community.
We help children to recognise and express their individual abilities, interests and talents.
We ensure that children receive the education and skills training they need to be successful and contributing members of society.
We share in the development of their communities
We share in community life and respond to the social development needs of society's most vulnerable children and young people.
We establish facilities and programmes that aim to strengthen families and prevent the abandonment of children.
We join hands with community members to provide education and health care, and respond to emergencies.
We take care of more than 1300 children through different projects and our two main focuses are family-based care at SOS Children’s Villages and family strengthening programmes.
Learn more about our programs: SOS Children’s Villages, Family strengthening projects, Foster families training project, Educational and Advocacy projects.
Allmost all the expenditures for housing, education and rehabilitaion of our kids are financed by the individual donations from our Friends and Supporters from all around the world. Join our Friends Club and help us build loving home for kids who lost their families by making a donation now.