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 »

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 »

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