At SOS Children’s Villages of India, we are committed to the welfare of parentless and abandoned children, often throughout the whole of their childhood and to strengthening families and communities as a preventive measure in the fight against child abandonment and social neglect.

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Family Like Care (FLC)

A curative programme of SOS Children’s Villages of India, reaches out to over 6,500 once parentless or abandoned girls and boys in 32 SOS Children’s Villages across India. Each children’s village has 12-15 family homes, with every home consisting of 10 children on an average along with an SOS Mother. All round development including education, nutrition, health and psychological development is taken care of till the children are settled in their lives.

This programme is based on the following core concepts:

1.The Mother: Each child has a caring parent As a child welfare NGO, SOS Children’s Villages India, is committed to the wholesome development of parentless and abandoned children, and the strengthening of families and communities as a preventive measure in the fight against child abandonment and social neglect.
2.Brothers and Sisters: Family ties grow naturally A curative programme of SOS Children’s Villages India that reaches out to over 6,500 once parentless or abandoned girls and boys, in 32 SOS Children’s Villages, across India. Each Children’s Village has 12-15 family homes, with every home consisting of 7-8 children, on an average, along with an SOS Mother. All round development including child-centred education, nutrition, health and psychological development, is taken care of till children are settled in their lives.
3.The House: Each family creates its own home As a child care NGO that secures child welfare, empowering families is vital to preventing child abandonment. The Family Streghtening Programme or FSP, is an important preventive community intervention programme that covers over 35,000 children at 31 locations across India. Designed to prevent children from losing parental care or from being abandoned, this programme runs in slums and rural areas, within a 30 km radius of a Children’s Village. The beneficiaries of this programme are children of the most vulnerable sections of society. Spanning 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; this is ensured by ensuring education of children and income generating capacity development of caregivers.Taking a child rights based approach this programme attempts to assist and empower parents or caregivers in taking care of children in their natural families and communities. In the process it strengthens not only the families and their children, whose upliftment it basically aims at, but also creates a vibrant network within the community that will last much longer and become sustainable in caring for vulnerable families for a very long period.
4.The Village: The SOS Family is a part of the community SOS Children’s Villages India has always moved deftly to answer the call of children in need during natural and man-made disasters: be it the communal riots in Assam; the gas leak tragedy in Bhopal; earthquakes in Latur, Uttarkashi, Gujarat and Kashmir; terrorism in Kashmir and Punjab; the hurricane in coastal Andhra Pradesh; the Tsunami in Tamil Nadu, Puducherry, Andaman and Nicobar Islands or the pandemic, amongst others. As a NGO for child care, we understand that children are the worst sufferers during these events. While many lose their homes, a large bunch of children lose their families too. At all these places, SOS India has undertaken emergency relief work and rehabilitation programmes; we also established various Children’s Villages, based on identified needs. Through the emergency relief and rehabilitation work, SOS Children’s Villages India has extended support to many beneficiaries.
5. Your donation towards the cause of child care will help change lives significantly and sustainably
6. At present SOS India reaches out to more than 35,000 children and their families through the programme. It is being implemented at 31 locations in 22 states and is supported by local partners and communities.

Family Strengthening Programme (FSP)

FSP, a preventive community intervention programme, covers over 17,000 children at 32 locations across India. Designed to prevent children from losing parental care or from being abandoned, this programme runs in slums and rural areas, within a 30km radius of an SOS Children’s Village. The beneficiaries of this programme are children of the most vulnerable lot i.e. children of widows, single women, and Below Poverty Line (BPL) families. Spanning 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 education of children and income generating capacity development of the care givers.
Taking a child rights based approach this programme attempts to assist and empower parents or caregivers in taking care of children in their natural families and communities. In the process it strengthens not only the families and their children whose upliftment it basically aims at, but also creates a vibrant network within the community that will last much longer and become sustainable in caring for the vulnerable families for a very long period.

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At present SOS India reaches out to more than 17,000 children and their families through the programme. It is being implemented at 32 locations in 22 states and is supported by local partners and communities.

Emergency Response

Emergency Response

SOS Children’s Villages of India has always moved deftly to answer the call of the children in need in many natural and man-made disasters. Be it the communal riots in Assam, the gas leak tragedy in Bhopal, earthquakes in Latur, Uttarkashi, Gujarat & Kashmir, terrorism in Kashmir and Punjab, the hurricane in coastal Andhra Pradesh, and Tsunami in Tamil Nadu, Puducherry and Andaman & Nicobar Islands, all these tragedies involved massive destruction and deaths.
Children have been the worst sufferers of these events. While many lost their homes, a large bunch of children lost their families, too. At all these places, SOS Children’s Villages of India has undertaken emergency relief work and rehabilitation programmes; we also established various SOS Children’s Villages based on identified needs.
Through its emergency relief and rehabilitation work, SOS Children’s Villages of India has extended support to many more beneficiaries.