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

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We believe in equal opportunities for all, starting with giving children the best foundation to grow and prosper in a safe home. With A Home for a Home, we can provide Friendly Homes to many more children around the world.

To give as many children as possible a safe home and a good start in life, we donate EUR 100 for every home that we own, over EUR 10 million annually.

A Home for a Home is much more than a donation. It is about creating engagement to make society better, together with our employees, customers, and partners. By setting a new standard for non-profit organisation/corporate collaboration, we find new ways of making a difference, locally in Heimstaden’s markets and across the world.

Today, over 200 million children are living under unstable conditions and are at risk of losing the care of their families. A Home for a Home supports existing SOS Children’s Villages programmes as well as new programs and activities to reach even more children and families.

“Nothing is more important than giving children a safe and happy childhood. With A Home for a Home, SOS Children’s Villages and Heimstaden extend our mission of Friendly Homes to thousands of children and families around the world,“ says Patrik Hall, Heimstaden CEO.

Programmes

Family Strengthening

Every child needs someone to support and protect them as they grow up. But many parents face hardships that prevent them from giving proper care. SOS Children’s Villages offers tailored support to strengthen families in need, helping to keep them together. From counselling to skills development, parents are empowered with the resources they need to overcome their difficulties. With strong families, children and young people can receive the care and support they need to thrive.

A Home for a Home supports a family Strengthening program in Rwanda, where the aim is to build a society where all children can enjoy a caring family environment. By providing essential services to vulnerable families, the programme responds to the situation of children who are at risk of losing family care. The primary target group is children living in poverty, single-parent, or child-led households, with ill parents, or affected by sociocultural neglect.

Foster Care

Children need trusting and long-lasting relationships in their lives. If a child cannot grow up in its own family, it is necessary to arrange a substitute placement to give the child a stable home and an opportunity to create lasting relationships. Foster families receive housing and professional help through the SOS Foster Care Programme.

A Home for a Home supports a Foster Care Programme in Czech Republic, with the aim of giving children in foster care a loving childhood, security, trust, respect, and acceptance. For them to establish meaningful long-term relationships with both their original family and the foster family. By placing children in foster care, they are given a new chance at a childhood to develop their potential and build their identity. One of the goals is for children to be prepared to leave foster care either by returning to their parents or other close relatives, or by becoming an independent adult.

Youth Employment

Growing up is not always easy and even harder for those who grow up without the support of a family. SOS Children’s Villages empowers young people to acquire the skills they need to transition to employment and an independent life. Young people can access education, training, and mentorship to help develop their knowledge, confidence, and resilience. Together, we work to build a better tomorrow, where no one is left behind.

A Home for a Home supports a youth Employment Program in Malawi, which targets vulnerable girls and young women who have dropped out of school due to extreme poverty, early pregnancies, or early marriages, and lack employment. Most of these girls and women have been exposed to physical, sexual, and social abuse, as well as economic exclusion. The aim of the programme is to build the capacity of these young women to be skilled entrepreneurs in the specific trades of their preference, so that they can be independent, productive, and supportive in the social economic development of their families. The project will also provide psychological support to those of the participants who suffer from psychosocial challenges.