Human Services

SOS Children's Villages Illinois

Every child deserves a home

Chicago, IL


At SOS Children's Villages Illinois, we build Villages that unite brothers and sisters in foster care, surround them with a community of hope, and help them grow into caring and productive adults.

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Chief Executive Officer

Mr. Tim McCormick

Main Address

216 W. Jackson Boulevard, Suite 925

Chicago, IL 60606 USA


children, abused children, child welfare, neglected children, social service, foster care, foster parents, substance abuse, transitional living, mentoring, tutoring, families, shelter, runaway





Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Foster Care (P32)

Family Services (P40)

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Sibling Foster Care

Fostering Families

In Home Family Services

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Our Results

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Number of foster youth who completed high school or equivalency

Population(s) served

Children and youth (0-19 years)

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Sibling Foster Care

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100% of our high school seniors graduate from high school each year. SOS Illinois provides, tutoring, job skills training, college visits, and more to emphasize importance of education.

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Acquiring donors is essential to fundraising. In addition to our strategies, often, a corporation will "adopt" our organization resulting in a significant increase of donors for that year.

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SOS Children's Villages Illinois tailors each child's care to their specific needs, providing them multiple ways to heal in a setting that makes sense for their emotional, physical, and mental health. Our holistic programs and services are designed to offer care to the whole child— body, mind, and spirit—so that they can grow into caring, self-reliant adults. SOS Illinois aims for: • Youth returning to family, or a relative, or close friend upon discharge; • Youth demonstrating improved problem solving and coping skills while in placement; • Youth learning new skills away from the stresses of life; • Youth who are discharged will be per a planned discharge (as opposed to a self-discharge); • Youth matriculating through elementary school; and • High school seniors graduating. Children in foster care at SOS Illinois receive an abundance of services and resources to heal their emotional and physical wounds and allow them to concentrate on living and growing instead of merely surviving.

The unique strength of the Villages lies in the collective power of foster parents, staff, and the surrounding community to help children find new hope and trust. At SOS Children's Villages Illinois: • Children live together with their siblings; • Children receive care and support from a PROFESSIONALLY TRAINED foster parent. The parents are encouraged to participate in ongoing training and continuing education. Weekly meetings serve as a forum to address family and village issues. • Children live in private single-family homes in a community of foster care families. This model surrounds the children and foster parents with internal peer support. • Each child has extracurricular, recreational, or simple family adventure time to reclaim some of the most precious parts of childhood. • When a foster parent can no longer stay in the house, the children stay put. They benefit from the continued stability of their siblings, neighboring SOS Foster Parents, and the entire community.

SOS Children's Villages Illinois is serving more children than ever before at its four sites. Each Village offers extensive wrap-around services including comprehensive individual and group counseling, mentoring, and educational and cultural enrichment opportunities. Children gain a sense of safety, security, and self-confidence in a supportive setting where they develop a sense of community. 1. LOCKPORT VILLAGE (opened 1993) • 18 private, single-family foster homes 2. CHICAGO VILLAGE (opened 2004) • 19 private, single-family foster homes 3. CASA TEPEYAC (acquired by SOS Children's Villages Illinois 2011) • In-home family services and parenting classes. 4. ROOSEVELT SQUARE (opened November 2014) • 14 private, single-family foster homes

SOS Children’s Villages Illinois actively works towards safety, well-being, self-sufficiency, and permanent connections for all youth served, including those in the Sibling Foster Care Program. For the Sibling Foster Care Program, SOS Children’s Villages Illinois does this by evaluating each client’s progress towards performance indicators in safety; stability; building permanent connections; supportive community; and self-reliant adults. We take data from the Statewide Automated Child Welfare Information System, unusual incident reports, school report cards, activity logs, client satisfaction surveys, and focus groups. Our Quality Improvement Team aggregates, reviews, and shares this data, along with information collected for the Illinois Department of Children & Family Services, on a quarterly basis. The Team shares this information with SOS Illinois staff, administration, and stakeholders.

Our unprecedented outcomes set us apart from other agencies offering traditional foster care. As a result of this unique and effective model, in 2017: • 453 children were served through our programs and services • 64 sibling groups stayed together in our care • We celebrated a 100% high school graduation rate, compared to the national average of 54% of children in foster care • Our foster parents serve an average of 4.19 years, nationally foster parents serve an average of one year • Our programs and services are delivered 24 hours a day, 365 days a year SOS Children’s Villages Illinois also maintains accreditation by the Council on Accreditation (COA). The COA accreditation process involves a detailed review and analysis of both an organization’s administrative operations—including financial practices—and its service delivery practices. All are “measured” against international standards of best practice. SOS Children’s Villages Illinois achieved reaccreditation in 2018.

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SOS Children's Villages Illinois

Fiscal year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

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