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SOS Children’s Village BC
Through our Village model, we provide family-based alternative care to children and youth with foster care experience. This includes support to youth, kids, and caregivers through residential services, program and support services, and wraparound care.
We believe in keeping siblings together and in family strengthening, creating a sense of community and belonging, and in educating and empowering children to become contributing members of society.
COVID-19 UPDATE: The coronavirus crisis continues to be monitored by all teams at SOS Children’s Village BC. At this time, it’s important that we reflect on the importance of our families and our communities. In order for us to continue responding to our families, children, and youth, we’re working around the clock to ensure they’re receiving the help they need during this pandemic.
Our Focus As A Charity
SOS Children’s Village BC supports families and vulnerable kids because we believe every child should grow with love, respect, and security.
The statistics show that we as a society are failing our families and our children.
SOS BC’s community of belonging in Metro Vancouver meets the needs of youth at-risk who are the key to our future.
In British Columbia there are over 5,200 children who do not live with their biological parents
Of youth in care, only 55% will graduate within 2 years of expected graduation date; at our Village we have a 100% graduation rate
In British Columbia 67% of children in care are Indigenous, but only 10% 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 12% of our funding from government sources (BC Delegated Agency contract & BC Gaming grant), and raise 88% 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 children and youth in alternative care, the latest happenings at the Village, notification of upcoming events, and features on our donors.
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