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We support foster children and vulnerable youth because we believe every child should belong to a family and grow with love, respect, and security. The statistics show that we as a society are failing our children. SOS BC effectively meets the needs of those vulnerable youth who are the key to our future.

In British Columbia there are over
10,500
children who do not live with their biological parents

7,200
children are in foster care in our
province

2,600
children are in the home of a
relative or in kinship care

685
children are on youth agreements in
B.C.

In Canada there are over
62,500
children in out-of-home care (foster, treatment centres, shelters).

  • In British Columbia
    61%
    of children in care
    are Aboriginal

  • However, only
    9%
    of the general child
    population is Aboriginal

  • Of youth in care, only
    40%
    will graduate within 2 years of expected graduation date

  • More than 1 in 3 or
    36%
    will become involved with
    the justice system

7A child in foster care in Canada faces the following hardships on average: A child in care will move 7 homes (7 families, 7 schools, 7 neighbourhoods, 7...)

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February 2, 2018 by Douglas Dunn:
Happy Friday - "Don't Be Afraid To Stand Out"
 
The theme for this week, Don’t Be Afraid To Stand Out! A great quote I recently heard triggered this theme, “You can’t blend in when you were born to stand out!” So true. What inspires me every day is the incredible team we have, and how “standing out” doesn’t have to be about being loud, bizarre, or strange.

I see regularly how one of the team, be it in the office or with the kids, conduct themselves in such a way that they leave me in awe. Not by dominating, denying, or challenging, but by giving so fully of themselves in a positive, supportive, empathic way that they take the...

 
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As the most dependable, cost-efficient method of supporting our charity, we urge you to join this special group of dedicated donors. Small or large, monthly giving makes a huge difference.

Not only is it convenient for you, more of your donation goes directly to helping children. A gift of $15.00 per month is just 50 cents per day.

YOU CAN CHANGE LIVES by becoming an SOS Village Rose Club Member.

 
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