In 2015, we did our utmost to fulfill our mission to serve brothers and sisters in foster care. We are proud to share some of those accomplishments of service.
SOS Children’s Villages Illinois celebrated an important milestone in 2015: 25 years of positively impacting Chicagoland children and families in need. In fact, 2015 marked a cumulative 63,591 days of service and 1,526,184 hours of care provided by the Agency since 1993.
Every year has been a new opportunity to make a life-changing difference for the children and communities SOS Children’s Villages Illinois impacts. We are grounded by a model of care with four important pillars that prioritize community.
The communities we serve in the Chicago area are deeply important to us. As we continue to foster these priceless relationships, we learn how to better serve our neighbors and the families and children within them.
We are proud to share some of our 2015 accomplishments, and look forward to continued success in 2016.
2015 Outcomes at a Glance:
• 130 new children found a safe and loving home
• 53 sibling groups stayed together in our care; the average sibling group is 3.83 children
• We celebrated a 100% high school graduation rate, compared to the national average of 50% of children in foster care
• 98% of youth attended 90% or more school days
To read more about our 2015 accomplishments and the year in review, read our 2015 Annual Report here.