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The SOS Illinois Difference: How We Differ from Traditional Foster Care

Our unique foster care model differs from traditional foster care by emphasizing four components; keeping siblings together, the care of a full-time and professionally trained Foster Parent, growing up in a single-family home, and our intentional community of care. Read More »

Swissôtel Chicago Gave the Gift of Summer Fun

With the academic year on the horizon, we are taking a moment to appreciate all of the fun and enriching experiences the children of SOS Children’s Villages Illinois have participated in this summer. In particular, two of our corporate partners, Swissôtel Chicago and their sister hotel, Fairmont Chicago, sponsored seven children to attend Camp Greenheart. … Read More »

Services Provided by SOS Illinois

At SOS Illinois, our goal is to provide healing and hope to the children and families that we serve. We accomplish this through our unique foster care model and preventative services.Read More »

Summer Excursions: SOS Illinois Youth Experience Camp Manito-wish YMCA

With summer in full swing, the children of SOS Children’s Villages Illinois are busy experiencing new adventures on their break from school. In particular, a dozen of the youth in our care have the transformative opportunity to attend Camp Manito-wish YMCA in the Wisconsin Northwoods. Jefferson Sportsman Society and Camp Manito-wish For several years, the … Read More »

Two Minutes: Time It Takes to Support a Cycle of Opportunity

One child was just brought into the foster care system. By the time you finish reading this blog, another child will be entering care. In nearly two minutes the life of a child is forever changed due to circumstances beyond their control. At SOS Children’s Villages Illinois, we’re working to change this statistic through creating … Read More »

Celebrating the Class of 2017 at SOS Illinois

Join us in celebrating our 2017 graduates and our 100% high school graduation rate, which is approximately double the national average in foster care. Read More »

Be Head of the Class: Participate in the Annual Back-to-School Supply Drive

Our 3rd Annual Back-to-School Supply Drive is here. Help us jumpstart and ready our youth for another school year with an office supply drive of your own. Read More »

Preparing SOS Illinois Youth for College and Beyond

Our College Bound and Beyond program will take 20 of our high school students on a college tour to explore post-secondary possibilities for their futures. Read More »

The Emerging Leaders Board Strengthens Our Commitment to Education

Through the Educational Incentives Program, SOS Illinois’ Emerging Leaders Board recognizes our youth's academic achievements and encourages a commitment to education. Read More »

SOS Illinois and Partners Bring STEM to Youth in Foster Care

With the support of partners like the Chicago Blackhawks Community Fund, a McCormick Foundation Fund, our community helped bring STEM to SOS Illinois. Read More »

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