We believe that every child needs a loving
home to flourish in and we help families in Finla
and around the world to make it happen.
VISION: Every child belongs to a family
and grows with love, respect and security.
MISSION: SOS Children’s Villages Finland helps
children and adolescents to grow up in a family both
in Finland and around the world.
Every child is unique,
and so is the way we
Whatever we do, the well-being of
children and families is at the centre.
We support families at early stage
before problems are too severe.
We provide individualized and tailored
for children and families.
• We organize family cafes
• We provide trainings and
• We offer hobbies and
SOS Finland is supporting families at early stage.
• Family work and family
• Support family and support
• Camps for children and families
• Support for hobbies and studies
• Supported and monitored visits
SOS Finland offers diverse open care services for over 100
children each month.
Around 170 children are placed on SOS families, foster
families and youth facility.
• Foster families (training and
• Family based care in SOS
• Institutional care in youth
facility (+ home school)
Support for adolescents and young adults
• Accommodation trials
• After care
• Follow-up care (support
for young adults older
than 21 years)
• Group homes in Espoo,
Haapajärvi for children
under 16 years.
• The group homes offer
safety and care.
SOS Finland is helping unaccompanied minors seeking asylum.
• Tapiola in Espoo (1966)
• Punkaharju (1972)
• Jyväskylä (1974)
• Ylitornio (1979)
• Vihanti (1982)
• Kaarina (2003)
• Tampere (2012)
• Central Office in Helsinki
SOS Children’s Villages Finland was founded in 1962.
We promote and advocate for children‘s rights.
• We encourage decision-makers
to bear responsibility for children
and families in vulnerable
• We create partnerships with
municipalities, organizations and
• We support participation of
children and adolescents.
Family and it‘s needs have to be put at the centre. We search for
solutions together with municipalities.
New model to support families
Provide support based on needs of
the family - not the system.
From shattered services into solutions
that take into account individialized
needs of the family.
We develop SOS Finland’s acitivities
and know-how as a provider of
preventative measures and as a
contributor for well-being.
SOS Finland will be an important
partner for municipalities.
SOS Finland raises funds to help children and families in Finland
and around the world.
How to support SOS activities
• Sporadic donations
• Monthly donors for
SOS work in Finland
• Child sponsors for
international SOS work
• Cooperation with corporates
• Funding from foundations
Where the money comes from
SOS Finland, revenues 2014
Care fees, 12 298 700 €
Revenues from fundraising, 2 311
Revenues from investment and
funding activity, 1 073 500 €
Grants, 154 000 €
Other revenues, 214 200 €
Expenditures by type
SOS Finland, expenses 2014
Personnel expenses, 9 193 700 €
User fees, 4 420 500 €
Homes' care expenses, 1 452 800 €
Investment and funding activity
expenses, 137 200 €
Other expenses, 790 200 €
151 MILLION children worldwide
have lost one or both parents.
We work with children, families, communities and states to prevent family breakdown
and ensure that every child's right to family, protection, education and health care are
SOS Children‘s Villages International
• Family Strengthening
• Family-based child care
• Education and life skills
• Health care
• Emergency response
• Child rights advocacy
The first SOS Children‘s Village was built in Imst, Austria
Nowadays SOS Children‘s Villages is working in
134 countries and territories around the world.
SOS Children’s Villages globally
Where the children live
410,800 children, youth
and parents globally*
America Africa &
Central & Eastern
* in SOS Children‘s Villages, youth programmes and family strengthening programmes
”All the children of the world are our children.”
(Hermann Gmeiner, founder of SOS Children’s
SOS Finland‘s supports for global activities
• SOS child sponsors
• Development cooperation
funded with support of the
Ministry for Foreign Affairs
• Economic support for SOS
organizations in developing
• Emergency fundraising
”Just imagine, how much
there is space for love
in this world we are
Founder of SOS Children‘s Villages