A Desire for Impact: Celebrating the SOS Illinois Case Managers

At SOS Children’s Villages Illinois, the success of our community is the result of many hands and much hard work. Our Case Management team provides compassionate support and advocacy for the children in our care as they transition into our Villages, navigate the Illinois court system, and make strides towards permanency with a biological relative … Read More »

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

UPDATE: October 11, 2018: Harvest Day has been rescheduled for October 20, 2018. This date has been updated in the content below. We are grateful for your patience and look forward to sharing the day with you! Please connect with us if you have further questions about the event. At SOS Children’s Villages Illinois, we complement our … 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 »

A Visit from Christian Bale and Gloria Steinem: Dining and Conversation 2018

On May 30, 2018, the stars came out in support of SOS Children’s Villages Illinois. Serving as the culmination of Foster Care Awareness Month and as a foundational event for the Roosevelt Square Community Center Capital Campaign, Dining & Conversation offered the opportunity to gather alongside key supporters and friends during a milestone moment in … Read More »

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