SOS Children's Village Families in Mersch

Every child needs a family

An SOS Children's Village family in Mersch cares for children from the age of 0 who, for often very different reasons, can no longer live with their parents. If necessary, the children can stay with their SOS Children'sVillage family until they become independent. The child lives with four other children in an SOS Children's Village house as if in a family. The permanent caregiver is the SOSChildren's Village mother or father (SOS Children's Village parents).

Become an SOS Children's Village family

The mothers and fathers of the SOS Children's Villages live together with the children entrusted to them and individually shape family life. They have more than just a profession: they are the reference persons for the children entrusted to them and at the same time they are trained pedagogists and lead a small team of pedagogical and  staff who work in the SOS family.

Together they provide a stable home. The children and young people who join the SOS Children's Village have suffered a lot and can usually only overcome their psychological traumas with professional help. Being an SOS mother or father is therefore a varied and exciting, but also demanding task. They are both a place of rest and a source of active strength that enables the child to form lasting bonds, overcome personal difficulties and find self-confidence. This is both a professional and personal challenge. The ability to build relationships, patience and perseverance, a positive outlook on life, physical and mental resilience, and self-care are important prerequisites. Willingness to question oneself, to recognise and work with one's own limitations, and to cooperate with other professional services is also included.

It is important to us that the parents have a respected place in the lives of the children. We therefore need SOS parents who internalise and live this situation by responding sensitively and appreciatively to their families in the service of the well-being of the children in their care.

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