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SOS Children’s Village BC
We provide homes, a supportive community, and programs to help foster children and youth in need grow into caring, self-reliant adults.
SOS Children’s Village BC is one of 559 Villages around the world, and is the only SOS Children’s Village in Canada.
We provide a unique and proven model of foster care separate from the provincial system.
Our Focus As A Charity
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 Children’s Village BC effectively meets the needs of those at-risk 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
Of youth in care, only 40% will graduate within 2 years of expected graduation date; at our Village we have a 100% graduation rate
In British Columbia 61% of children in care are Indigenous, but only 9% of the general child population is Indigenous
A child in foster care in Canada faces the following hardships on average: they will move 7 homes (7 families, 7 schools, 7 neighbourhoods, 7…)
It Takes A Village
DONOR FUNDED MODEL OF CARE
We receive only 10% of our funding from government sources (BC Delegated Agency contract & BC Gaming grant), and raise 90% through donations, grants, and thrift store purchases from caring individuals like you.
OUR IMPACT: NEWSLETTER
Read our quarterly newsletter for updates on how your money is transforming the lives of foster children and youth, the latest happenings at the Village, notification of upcoming events, and features on our donors.
SOS CHILDREN’S VILLAGE THRIFT STORE FOUNDATION
Visit our sister organization with shops in Kerrisdale, Vancouver and Steveston, Richmond. Find unique treasures while you shop to support SOS BC. You can donate clothes and other items too!