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



Address: Banaybanay Lipa City, Batangas 

Landmark: near Toyota Lipa 

Tel. (02) 88761458 loc 121 



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

Landmark: near Tigbao-Diit Elementary School 

Tel. (02) 88761458 loc 120 



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

Landmark: near Barangay Dagum Covered Court.  

Tel. (02) 88761458 loc 117 



Address: Highway 11, Brgy. Talamban Cebu City 

Landmark: near Cebu Mary Immaculate College Talamban Campus 

Tel. (02) 88761458 loc 118 



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

Landmark: Holy Cross of Davao College-Bajada 

Tel. (02) 88761458 loc 116 



Address: Mindanao Drive, Ayala Alabang Village, Muntinlupa City 

Landmark: near Virgin Mary Immaculate School 

Tel. (02) 88761458 loc 114 



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

Landmark: near St. Isidore the Farmer Parish Church 

Tel. (02) 88761458 loc 119 



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

Landmark: Golden Heights Subdivision 

Tel. (02) 88761458 loc 122 

Children are referred to and by the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD).  We are closely working with them to ensure that all children under our care undergo the right and legal process of referral.

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. 

Yes, we are a recognized child welfare organization. We are registered to SEC, we have PCNC registration and we are recognized by the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD).


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.

Yes, we accept in-kind donations. Due to the pandemic, we won't be accepting non-essentials for the time being. Our homes’ needs right now include:

  • Rice
  • Grocery items
  • Toiletries/hygiene products
  • Disinfectants

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.

We reserve the rights to refuse used items and may refer them to other institutions/organizations that may need them.


To update your information, kindly email us at or contact us through the following channels:  

  • Donor Hotline: (02) 8373 8767  
  • Mobile: (Globe) 0917 679 0024  

The donations we receive fund the operations of every SOS Children's Village in the Philippines. When you donate to us, you are not only helping one village, but all the villages in the country.

However, if you wish to directly support one of our villages, we're glad to share that our villages are also authorized to receive direct donations.

When you donate to SOS Children's Philippines, you support not only one child but every child in our programs. All donations are pooled and distributed to our eight Children's Villages across the country.

We treat your data and information with utmost confidentiality. Our payment gateway provider, iPay88, is PCI DSS Certified.

You may check Our Fundraisers page to verify the indentity of our fundraisers.


Companies and organizations can arrange volunteering activities through coordinating with our Corporate Relations Team. For interested company volunteers, please email us at

In compliance with the pandemic protocol, we currently do not accept visitors to the villages.

In compliance with pandemic protocol, we do not encourage people to celebrate birthdays in the villages. Instead, we encourage you to donate to children in need so that we may continue providing for their needs amidst the pandemic.

If you want to partner with SOS in helping children in need, please contact our Corporate Relations Team via