Who we are

SOS Children's Villages worldwide Organisation started in Imst, Austria, where the first SOS Children's Village was founded by Hermann Gmeiner in 1949. He was committed to helping children in need - children who had lost their parents, their security and their families as a result of the Second World War. With the support of donors and collaborators, the organisation has expanded to help children all over the world. Today, SOS Children’s Villages is supporting thousands of needy children, young people and families in 136 countries and territories. Our care solutions include alternative care, aftercare, family strengthening, advocacy and partnership for quality care.


Our Target group:

  1. Vulnerable children who have lost parental care.
  2. Those who are at risk of abandonment.
  3. Children’s whose basic rights are not being fulfilled.

One out of ten children worldwide lives in unacceptable situation, that is has already lost, or is at risk of losing the loving care of their parents.