A family to live with

SOS Children's Villages of India is a non-political and non-denominational welfare organisation. It is part of the worldwide SOS Children's Village movement and a member of the umbrella organisation, SOS Kinderdorf International, based in Germany. SOS gives orphaned children the closest alternative to a natural family, i.e., an SOS family where they find a mother, brothers and sisters to grow up with. Within the security of a family, children can grow up into independent and responsible citizens of society.

The village complex is spread over a number of acres and provides the best of modern amenities. At most villages, there is a "Kindergarten" located within the complex for the pre-school children.

A SOS family consists of nine or 10 children who live together with their "SOS Mother". A family home has three rooms for children, a room for the mother, a large living room, a kitchen and a garden. Each village has between 10 to 20 family homes. The person in-charge of the village is the Director.

Since its inception in the year 1964, the SOS Children's Villages of India has expanded its services for children in need at a rapid pace. It has 37 Children's Villages and 122 allied projects and provides direct care to 15,000 children and indirect care to nearly 2,00,000 children through its various community projects.