Keeping Siblings Together: The SOS Illinois Positive Impact

Approximately two-thirds of US children in foster care also have a sibling in care. More often than not, these siblings are placed in separate foster homes – sometimes never to see one another again – furthering an already extremely difficult and painful situation for these children. “Separating siblings who have been temporarily or permanently removed … Read More »

How Non-Profit Donations Benefit You, The Donor

Your non-profit donations for children in foster care certainly aid in the pursuit of providing better lives for our youth, but did you know that these donations don’t just benefit foster care agencies in Illinois? They also benefit you, the donor. Your charitable gifts are able to make an impact in not only the lives … Read More »

A Lasting Impact: Voices from College

In fall 2017, Rafael set out from one of our Villages to his newest adventure: college on the east coast. As a Posse Scholar, Rafael was chosen among 3,000 applicants for the prestigious scholarship opportunity, offering him the chance to experience a first-rate education at a highly selective institution. We recently caught up with Rafael … Read More »

Love in Action: Three Ways to Support the SOS Illinois Mission

Each February, we are reminded of the many acts of love that fill our organization. From the care provided by our compassionate Foster Parents to the leadership of our generous corporate partners, love is never in short supply at our Villages and Casa Tepeyac. This year, we are asking you to participate in our Love … Read More »

Have You Considered Becoming a Foster Parent?

SOS Children’s Villages Illinois takes a vastly different approach to foster care. We don’t just provide foster care in Chicago and Lockport, we provide a community that surrounds our children with love, nurturing, and support so that they are able to look forward to a better and brighter future. At the core of our community … Read More »

A Very Merry Holiday Season

Once again, your support made the holiday season full of meaning and memories for our youth. The 2017 holiday season was a truly memorable and exciting time for the children at SOS Illinois, full of celebration and the spirit of generosity. We were fortunate to be able to gather in holiday celebration, courtesy of our … Read More »

The Power of the Village Model

At the 2017 annual meeting, SOS Illinois CEO Tim McCormick spoke of the power of our Village model of care. This power comes not from the various responsibilities we accomplish when caring for a child, but in the manner in which we carry out these very important tasks. He shared three uniting and fundamental characteristics … Read More »

SOS Illinois 2017 Year in Review: Top 10 Highlights

Each year we are inspired by new partnerships, the deepening connections with existing partners, and the tireless dedication our extended family and community show our mission. 2017, just as in past years, proved to be eventful and inspiring in so many ways. As the new year begins, we invite you to look back on ten of … Read More »

Mark Hood Brings Holiday Cheer and Toys to SOS Illinois

Chicago actor, recording artist, and previous contestant on NBC’s “The Voice” Mark JP Hood brought a little holiday cheer to the children at SOS Children’s Villages Illinois this year through the Karaoke For Kids Toy Drive, presented by his new organization, the Hood Dreams Foundation. Focusing on “Turning Dreams Into Reality”, the Hood Dreams Foundation … Read More »

Roosevelt Square Community Center Project Announced

SOS Children’s Villages Illinois provides hope to the most vulnerable children. SOS Illinois helps children in foster care thrive instead of merely surviving by providing a place to call home and the tools to restore their physical, psychological and emotional wounds. Nurturing the Community, Transforming Lives For over 25 years, SOS Illinois has provided the … Read More »

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