SOS Children's Villages is active in 137 countries and territories worldwide. The variety of this international work is brought together by the umbrella organization SOS-Kinderdorf International, which unites all autonomous national associations. Its head office is in Innsbruck, Austria.
SOS Kinderdorf is the largest child welfare organization in the world and has established over 2,310 projects, steadily increasing. Many facilities are community projects such as schools, medical centers, agricultural projects, vocational training, and production centers. SOS Children's Villages assists more than 330,330 children and families through its family-strengthening programs.
In all countries where SOS Children's Villages operate, the aim is to form a national association with its own legal entity, statutes, and Board of Directors. Common for all of them is membership of the International Umbrella Association, and their Board of Directors work on an honorary basis. Each member association has to comply with the international statutes and principles for education and child care of SOS-Kinderdorf International.
Statistics of facilities and beneficiaries worldwide.
2310 facilities in 137 countries and territories
|Family Strengthening Programmes
|People We Helped in 2017
|Children in Family Strengthening
|Children in Family Based Care
|Health Care Services
|Emergency Response Services
|Learning: People Building Capacities
|SOS Co-Workers Around the World
|SOS Parents, Parent-Trainees, Aunts and Family Assistants
|Teachers, Psychologists, Medical and Emergency Staff
|Maintenance, Service and Administrative Staff
|Total Expenditures (Including Programme Expenditures)