Frequently Asked Questions

General Information

SOS Children’s Villages is a private, non-political, non-government organization that provides a normal family environment to children who has either lost or is at risk of losing parental care. We provide these children their basic needs such as food, education, and heath care, along with social, intellectual, physical, personality, and spiritual development. This is to ensure they are empowered individuals from the moment they enter our care until they leave the program. 

Moreover, SOS Children’s Villages work in the communities to prevent family breakdown which often leads to child neglect or abandonment.  

Since 1967, we have been committed in ensuring that each child’s right to a loving home and nurturing family is fulfilled. And today, we have 8 villages spread across the Philippines where 1,000 children and young adults are provided care through our SOS Family Care (SFC) Program, and about 6,000 more in the communities are supported through our Family Strengthening Program (FSP). 

We are not an orphanage and we do not put our kids for adoption. At SOS, our primary response for abandoned and neglected children is Family-Like Care (FLC). Our village serves as their home and they also have SOS mothers that treat them like they are their own. We provide for their education, health care and basic needs until they grow up, finish school and get jobs.

You might be interested to support our children with their education or daily basic needs through donation instead of adoption.

We are closely working with the government, Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) in particular, to ensure that all children under our care undergo the right and legal process. All children are referred by DSWD.  

We have 8 villages here in the country. One each in Manila (Alabang), Bataan, Lipa, Iloilo, Calbayog, Tacloban, Cebu, and Davao. 

SOS CHILDREN’S VILLAGES LIPA 

Address: Banaybanay Lipa City, Batangas 

Landmark: near Toyota Lipa 

Tel. (02) 88761458 loc 121 

Email: johnald.lasin@sosphilippines.org  

                                 

SOS CHILDREN’S VILLAGES TACLOBAN 

Address: Brgy. 94, Tigbao, Tacloban City, Leyte 6500 

Landmark: near Tigbao-Diit Elementary School 

Tel. (02) 88761458 loc 120 

Email: oscar.garol@sosphilippines.org  

 

SOS CHILDREN’S VILLAGES CALBAYOG 

Address: Purok 2, Barangay Dagum, Calbayog City, 6710, Western Samar 

Landmark: near Barangay Dagum Covered Court.  

Tel. (02) 88761458 loc 117 

Email: calbayog@sosphilippines.org  

 

SOS CHILDREN’S VILLAGES CEBU 

Address: Highway 11, Brgy. Talamban Cebu City 

Landmark: near Cebu Mary Immaculate College Talamban Campus 

Tel. (02) 88761458 loc 118 

Email: cebu@sosphilippines.org  

 

SOS CHILDREN’S VILLAGES DAVAO 

Address: SOS Drive, J.P. Laurel Ave., Davao City, 8000 

Landmark: Holy Cross of Davao College-Bajada 

Tel. (02) 88761458 loc 116 

Email: davao@sosphilippines.org  

 

SOS CHILDREN’S VILLAGES MANILA 

Address: Mindanao Drive, Ayala Alabang Village, Muntinlupa City 

Landmark: near Virgin Mary Immaculate School 

Tel. (02) 88761458 loc 114 

Email: raymond.rimando@sosphilippines.org  

 

SOS CHILDREN’S VILLAGES ILOILO 

Address: Rizal Street, Poblacion Ilaya, Zarraga, Iloilo 5004 

Landmark: near St. Isidore the Farmer Parish Church 

Tel. (02) 88761458 loc 119 

Email: felix.guilaran@sosphilippines.org  

 

SOS CHILDREN’S VILLAGES BATAAN 

Address: Golden Heights Subdivision, Brgy. Mt. View, Mariveles, Bataan, 2105, Philippines 

Landmark: Golden Heights Subdivision 

Tel. (02) 88761458 loc 122 

Email: edelberto.rolle@sosphilippines.org  

We suggest that you consult with the nearest DSWD first so that they can assess the children and provide specific solutions for them. The DSWD is also the one who refers children to us when they meet the criteria of being orphaned, abandoned, or neglected. 

Donation

We encourage individuals to join us in ensuring that #No Child Should Grow Up Alone. You can do this by being a committed giver. Your donation will provide for our children's everyday basic needs, education and health care.

Your donation can go a long way. You don’t only support a cause, but you also secure the life and future of orphaned, abandoned and neglected children. 

Thank you very much for having the willingness to help children in need! You can do bank deposit or bank transfer to the ff. bank accounts: 

Account Name: SOS Children’s Villages, Inc. 

BPI = 8293-0178-41 

BDO = 004750-0510-90 

 

Please send us a copy of the deposit slip or transfer confirmation after so that we could verify easily.

Yes, we accept in-kind donations. Our homes’ usual needs are rice, grocery items, toiletries and other daily needs.  

You may drop it off to the SOS village near you. We have 8 villages here in the country. One each in Manila (Alabang), Bataan, Lipa, Iloilo, Calbayog, Tacloban, Cebu, and Davao.

Volunteer

We have 8 villages here in the country. One each in Manila (Alabang), Bataan, Lipa, Iloilo, Calbayog, Tacloban, Cebu, and Davao. Currently, we have a limited volunteer program due to the pandemic.