Foster care and development of social values for young people in Argentina

Encouraging independence and emancipation among young people at risk of social exclusion

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Aldeas Infantiles SOS, with the support of Fundacion MAPFRE, is developing this program of foster care in Mar de Plata to provide an environment of development and growth to young people at risk of social exclusion.

The organization is carrying out two complementary programs. In the “Foster Care Program”, groups of 6 to 9 children of different ages are placed with a professionally qualified and paid caregiver who is responsible for the care, development and protection of the children in her/his care.

The “Family Strengthening and Community Development Program” is aimed at strengthening the network of protection and care among boys, girls, young people and their families of origin.  

The aim of the organization’s work is to achieve social and family integration of the boys, girls and young people, encouraging their independence and the pursuit of the same rights and obligations as apply to other young people.

SOS Children’s Villages started in Argentina in 1978, beginning its activities with the construction of a small village made up of six families in Oberá, in the Misiones province. Currently, SOS Children’s Villages offers service to more than 50 children and young people in situations of need.