We are an independent, non-governmental and non-profit organisation working for the holistic development of parentless children as well as women and children from vulnerable families. Founded in 1949 in Austria, SOS Children’s Villages began its India operations in 1964. For over 60 years, we have reached over 65,000 children through our 31 SOS Children’s Villages and 27 community projects in India positively impacting over 83000 lives. SOS India has worked with children, communities, disaster struck and disaster-prone areas, giving hope to vulnerable communities and families. SOS India has the largest operation within the SOS International Federation of 134 countries.

At SOS Children’s Villages India, we are committed to the welfare of parentless and abandoned children as well as working out ways to strengthen families and communities as a preventive measure in the fight against abandonment and social neglect.

Our Flagship Programmes

Family Strengthening Programme (FSP)

Family Strengthening Programme (FSP) is a preventive community intervention programme through which over 38000 children have been empowered, impacting over 83000 lives. Designed to prevent children from losing parental care or being abandoned, this programme runs in slums & rural areas, within a 30 km radius of an SOS Children’s Village. The beneficiaries of this programme are children of the most vulnerable families i.e., children of widows, single women, and Below Poverty Line (BPL) families as well as families whose livelihoods have been impacted by disaster. Spanning from 3 to 5 years, the programme aims to enable families to move out of the vicious cycle of poverty towards greater dignity and self-reliance by ensuring children’s education and income generating capacity development of the caregivers.

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Family Like Care (FLC)

It is a curative programme of SOS Children’s Villages India that reaches out to over 6500 children through its 31 Children’s Villages across India. Each Village has Family Homes, with every home consisting of 8 children on average along with an SOS Mother.

Holistic development, including education, nutrition, health and psychological development, is taken care of until children are settled in their lives.

The four pillars of Family Like Care are

  • The Mother Every child grows up with the warmth and care of a loving Mother
  • Brothers and Sisters Every child grows up with siblings imbibing a sense of responsibility and the spirit of sharing
  • The Home A place where every child feels secure and has a sense of rooted belonging
  • The Village A community that surrounds the child so that every child has familial roots
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