SOS Children's Villages International, Association SOS Kinderdorf International
SOS Children's Villages International is the umbrella organisation of SOS Children’s Villages, a global federation of more than 100 national associations which form the largest non-governmental organisation focused on supporting children without parental care and families at risk.
Founded in 1949, the organisation today runs over 2,300 programmes reaching more than one million children and adults in 135 countries and territories.
SOS Children's Villages adheres to the principle that every child grows best in a family environment, with loving parents or caregivers, living together with their siblings, in a place they can call home.
SOS Children's Villages works with communities, local partners and authorities to support disadvantaged families - preventing family breakdown. We aim to influence decision-makers to promote the well-being of children, especially of those without parental care. SOS Children's Villages also helps care for and protect at-risk children and families in humanitarian emergencies in over 20 countries.