Our impact

We work to improve the lives
of at-risk children and families in
135 countries and territories around the world.
At least 220 million children worldwide are shut out from a caring family environment. Many of them are deprived of basic needs like food, clothing, shelter, education, health care, protection and love. These are the children we work for.
When children can no longer live with their families, we work to provide the most suitable alternative care in 571 SOS Children's Villages.
To prevent children from losing the care of their families and becoming deprived or isolated, we are working with families in 553 locations around the world to build stability and resilience.

Our reach in 2016


577,000 children and young people cared for and supported


297,000 people learned at SOS educational facilities


894,000 single health services provided by SOS health teams


317,900 single services and 480,000 service days provided 

Measuring long-term impact

We have developed a social impact assessment methodology that measures how people who were cared for or supported by SOS Children’s Villages as children are doing – years later – in eight dimensions: care, physical health, social and emotional well-being, education and skills, protection, livelihood, food security and shelter.


Learn more about the results of our social impact assessments.
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