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SEASON'S GREETINGS - Please note that our office will close for the holidays at 3pm on December 23, 2016 and re-open at 8:30am on January 3, 2017

Our Focus as a Charity

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 close to
16,000
children who do not live with their biological parents

9,200
children are in foster care in our
province

6,300
children are in the home of a
relative or in kinship care

600
children are on youth agreements in
B.C.

In Canada there are over
67,000
children in out-of-home care (foster, treatment centres, shelters).

  • In British Columbia
    53%
    of children in care
    are Aboriginal

  • However, only
    8%
    of the general child
    population is Aboriginal

  • Of youth in care, only
    21%
    will graduate within 2 years of expected graduation date

  • More than 1 in 3 or
    35.5%
    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...)

Parent Driven Autism Services for Metro Vancouver & Surrey

Capital Campaign to Build Transition to Adulthood Suites for At-Risk Youth

 
SOS Children's Village Thrift Store Foundation

It Takes a Village

 

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Our Blog

October 21, 2016 by Douglas Dunn:
Happy Friday - Journey

 
In the last week I read a piece by Richard Paul Evans and I’d like to quote it here:

“My Dear Son,

I am so very proud of you. Now, as you embark on a new journey, I’d like to share this one piece of advice. Always, always remember that adversity is not a detour. It is part of the path.

You will encounter obstacles. You will make mistakes. Be grateful for both. Your obstacles and mistakes will be your greatest teachers. And the only way to not make mistakes in this life is to do nothing, which is the biggest mistake...

 
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Village Rose Club

SOS Children's Villages Rose

As the most dependable, cost-efficient method of supporting our charity, we urge you to join this special group of dedicated donors. Small or large, monthly giving makes a huge difference.

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.

YOU CAN CHANGE LIVES by becoming an SOS Village Rose Club Member.

 
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