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May Is Foster Care Awareness Month: A Look Back At The History Of Foster Care

In honor of May being Foster Care Awareness Month, SOS Children’s Villages Illinois would like to take a look back at the history of children in foster care – why it started, where it all began, and how we’ve transitioned to a more effective, supportive model of care. Navigating the Protection of Youth Before Child … Read More »

What It Means To Be A Dream Maker

At SOS Children’s Villages Illinois, we are all about #RaisingSuperheroes! Child Abuse Prevention Month is the perfect time for you to become a superhero for our #SuperSiblings children in foster care. Our Youth Are True Superheroes The youth we care for throughout our Villages are incredibly powerful in overcoming adversity in their lives, much like … Read More »

Child Abuse Prevention Month: Make A Difference With Your Foster Care Donations

April is Child Abuse Prevention Month, and SOS Children’s Villages Illinois is proudly heading into it with a mission based on healing and programs geared towards prevention. Staggering Statistics In 2016, there were approximately 676,000 children throughout our nation that fell victim to abuse and neglect. Studies show that adverse childhood experiences greatly impact the … Read More »

#RaisingSuperheroes: Raising Up & Believing In Children in Foster Care

Our #SuperSiblings are back and they are stronger than ever! During Child Abuse Prevention Month, we invite you join us as we participate in raising awareness about the ways SOS Illinois is working to combat child abuse and unite siblings in foster care. Raise Awareness: Be a Superhero for Superheroes Nurtured by Foster Parents and … Read More »

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: A Message 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 »

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