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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 close to
16,000
children who do not live with their biological parents

9,200
children are in foster care in our
province

6,300
children are in the home of a
relative or in kinship care

600
children are on youth agreements in
B.C.

In Canada there are over
67,000
children in out-of-home care (foster, treatment centres, shelters).

  • In British Columbia
    53%
    of children in care
    are Aboriginal

  • However, only
    8%
    of the general child
    population is Aboriginal

  • Of youth in care, only
    21%
    will graduate within 2 years of expected graduation date

  • More than 1 in 3 or
    35.5%
    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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July 18, 2014 by Douglas Dunn:
Happy Friday - Dedication

 
Dedication is a word that can be spoken quickly, but conveys to me the image of long ancient rocky corridors representing the length and consistency of time, energy, and patience invested in the consistent pursuit of a goal. If life is the journey, not the goal, then dedication is the structure that defines one person’s journey from another. Many of us have felt adrift at times, and then we have found a dream, a goal, a passion, that causes us to start building the corridors of dedication as we commit and grow more committed to the path.

It has been sixty-five years since Herman Gmeiner founded SOS, 29 years since Lois, Gilles, Traff, Robert, Cynthia...

 
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The SOS Village Rose Club is the most dependable, cost-efficient method of supporting our charity, and we urge you to join this special group of dedicated donors with a monthly donation. Small or large, regular 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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