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SOS Illinois Raises Awareness for the Mental Health of Children in Foster Care

SOS Children’s Villages Illinois is raising awareness for mental health October 1st-5th in an effort to ensure children in foster care have the opportunity to lead healthy and fulfilling lives. With teen drug use and suicide rates rapidly climbing, it’s more imperative than ever that our communities unite together in awareness of the mental health … Read More »

SOS Illinois is #IllinoisProud: Harvest Day to Join Illinois’ 200th Birthday Celebration

At SOS Children’s Villages Illinois, we complement our unique model of foster care with health and wellness initiatives. Harvest Day is a tradition at our Village due to the summer-long gardening project.   On Saturday, October 6, from 10AM to 1PM located at our Chicago Village, Harvest Day will highlight our gardening programs, and include … Read More »

SOS Illinois is Granted COA Accreditation Again

After a year of preparation, SOS Children’s Villages Illinois proudly received our COA re-accreditation on June 14th. During the past year, we have been undergoing evaluation and ensuring each of our policies and procedures are up-to-date and being properly utilized. Our COA accreditation is a testament to the fact that we are among those that … Read More »

College Tour Brings Excitement for Children in Foster Care

On August 2nd, ten of our children in foster care from Lockport Village traveled to Eastern Illinois University for a look at the opportunities that attending a four-year college could provide them. It was a wonderful mixture of ages, with some preparing to enter into their sophomore and junior years of high school and others … Read More »

Garden Project 2017 Flashback

  Gardens are truly wondrous and are filled with growing potential, much like the children in our care. A garden may start out small, but with the proper care it has the power to bloom, prosper, and show its beauty and depth to all. In many ways, gardens reflect the potential in all of us … Read More »

The Act of Giving is An Art

Maestro Cares Foundation, a longtime partner of SOS Children’s Villages Illinois, has been instrumental in helping build the community center at our Roosevelt Square Village. On Thursday, August 30, from 5:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Maestro Cares is hosting The Art of Giving at Moonlight studios on 1446 W. Kinzie St., Chicago, IL 60642. Tickets … Read More »

A New School Year Means a Fresh Start - Participate In The Annual Back-to-School Supply Drive

It’s time for our 4th Annual Back-to-School Supply Drive, and our partners at the Fashion Outlets of Chicago have teamed up with SOS Illinois as this year’s Premier Sponsor! As the summer is coming to a close, we are turning our focus toward helping the children in our care that are preparing to start another … Read More »

Feature Story: SOS Illinois Lockport Village

During Foster Care Appreciation Month, we’re taking a look back at Lockport Village: the history, programs and services, and wonderful Foster Parents who make it all possible. Where It All Began For over 25 years, SOS Children’s Villages Illinois has provided the highest quality of care for Illinois’ most vulnerable children and families. It is … Read More »

Trends in Foster Care

SOS Children’s Villages Illinois looks forward to Foster Care Awareness Month every May. It provides a wonderful opportunity for outreach, community awareness, and a chance to see how far we’ve come in the pursuit of providing children in foster care loving homes, the ability to heal, and bright futures. We recently took a look back … Read More »

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 »

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