A Home for a Home is a unique partnership between Heimstaden
and SOS Children’s Villages.

We believe in equal opportunities for all, starting with giving children the best foundation to grow and prosper in a safe home. To support this, we donate EUR 100 for every home that we own, over EUR 12 million annually.

A Home for a Home is much more than a donation. By setting a new standard for non-profit organisation/corporate collaboration, we are finding new ways of making a difference. The programmes we support operate locally in Heimstaden’s markets and across the world, and work to use our resources and expertise alongside our financial support to maximise our impact.

children helped

55,000

Children Reached

countries

25

Countries

Global Programs

27

Global Programmes

Local Co-Created Programs

19

Local Co-Created Programmes

Programmes We Support

Since A Home for a Home began we have supported a total of 46 different programmes. Currently we are supporting 27 global programmes and 8 local co-created programmes.

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Focus Areas

To create the most effective partnership we have selected four key areas that align with Heimstaden’s values and strengths and have the best benefit for children growing up.

Access to a safe home when growing up

Every child deserves to grow up in a safe and stable environment. Many of the programmes we support have a strong emphasis on family strengthening, as children who are able to stay with their families tend to have better success in life. In circumstances where children are unable to live with their families, programmes we support help to set children up with alternative care, and support foster parents in creating good environments for them to grow up in.

Access to a safe home when leaving care

Youth leaving alternative care are at a higher risk of adverse outcomes due to their lack of support systems. This makes it more difficult for them to find stable housing, leading to difficulties in finding employment and a greater risk of struggling with mental health issues or addiction. Many of the programmes we support both globally and locally target this issue. By helping to provide safe homes and educational support for youth leaving alternative care we can give them a solid start to their adult lives.

Access to activities for social integration

Alongside the basic necessities of life, social integration is key in allowing children to thrive. Programmes we support in this area help to provide emotional support for children, and work with them to build skillsets for resiliency. We also work to provide safe and fun spaces for children to play and learn in through playgrounds and community spaces.

Build a skillset to become self-sufficient

Youth leaving alternative care often struggle to support themselves and become self-sufficient. Through our programmes we are working to provide education and support that allows youth to go into the world with the skillsets necessary to begin a stable and happy life. This involves vocational skills training, intern/trainee programmes, and support with the transition to living on their own.

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