SOS Services

We believe that no child should grow up and develop alone, but should instead live their childhood and grow within a stable family environment that offers care and love as part of the supportive community they live in. Our work is rooted in our mission to build families for children in need, helping them to build their own futures and participate in the development of their communities.

SOS Children's Villages provides care in settings other than the child's original or extended family for children and young people who lack appropriate parental care. The alternative care services offered by SOS Children's Villages include family-like care, small group homes, youth care, and semi-independent living. A variety of services are provided, including parental care, healthcare, psychological services, educational and vocational services, as well as social, cultural, and recreational activities.

The SOS Children's Villages Association firmly believes that the family is "the fundamental unit of society and the natural environment for the growth and well-being of children." Therefore, family strengthening services are an integral part of the services of SOS Children's Villages. This includes supporting biological and extended family care and facilitating reintegration processes to reunite children and young people with their original families. Services are delivered in a manner that is contextually appropriate to ensure the protection of the rights of children and young people within their original families.

Due to the economic and social repercussions of the Syrian crisis and the earthquake disaster, many families were at risk of collapse and disintegration, which was a main cause of many vulnerable children. In response to these crises and disasters, SOS Children's Villages has provided temporary care for children without parental care and distributed numerous relief packages such as milk for newborns, hygiene kits, school bags, and stationery. Additionally, the association provided health and educational support, reduced child labor, and established child-friendly spaces. They have also worked to strengthen families and communities to provide a suitable environment and care for children.

Emergency Response Project in Aleppo

Qudsaya Skate Park was established in 2019 with the aim of renovating and rehabilitating the park to provide a child-friendly space within the local community for skating. It also offers a range of supportive services such as psychosocial support and organizes cultural and recreational initiatives and events for children.