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We support foster children and vulnerable youth because we believe every child should belong to a family and grow with love, respect, and security. The statistics show that we as a society are failing our children. SOS BC effectively meets the needs of those vulnerable youth who are the key to our future.

In British Columbia there are over
10,500
children who do not live with their biological parents

7,200
children are in foster care in our
province

2,600
children are in the home of a
relative or in kinship care

685
children are on youth agreements in
B.C.

In Canada there are over
62,500
children in out-of-home care (foster, treatment centres, shelters).

  • In British Columbia
    61%
    of children in care
    are Aboriginal

  • However, only
    9%
    of the general child
    population is Aboriginal

  • Of youth in care, only
    40%
    will graduate within 2 years of expected graduation date

  • More than 1 in 3 or
    36%
    will become involved with
    the justice system

7A child in foster care in Canada faces the following hardships on average: A child in care will move 7 homes (7 families, 7 schools, 7 neighbourhoods, 7...)

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May 25, 2018 by Douglas Dunn:
Happy Friday - "Possibilities"
 
The theme for this week, Image The Possibilities! Again a great quote I recently heard triggered this theme, “You say I think too big, I say you think too small.”

In the past few months two separate themes have arisen as the SOS team and I work with our wonderful Caregivers, dynamic youth, and radiant children. One is the future, the other the challenges of the present.

Let me start with the present. Kistie, Farah, our child/youth workers, teacher, and counsellors have been succeeding daily in overcoming the challenges of working from a child-centric, trauma...

 
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Not only is it convenient for you, more of your donation goes directly to helping children. A gift of $15.00 per month is just 50 cents per day.

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