The SOS Children's Village Mantua is located in the Lombardy region with the regional capital Milan. Other major cities of the region are Como, Pavia, Bergamo, Brescia, Mantova and Cremona. Geographically, the region is characterised by the Alps in the north, while the southern part of Lombardy is dominated by the river Po and a vast plain. Lombardy is considered one of Italy's most important regions in terms of economy and is at the same time one of the most densely populated ones. The city of Mantua is located 180 km away from Milan and it’s in the south of the Lombardy region, very close to the regions of Veneto and Emilia Romagna.
The SOS Village of Mantua has been a home to children and young people with family and social problems since 1995. Particular attention is given to the reception of preadolescents and adolescents (10-18 years) who are deprived or lacking in family support, who are in an emergency situation and need reception and protection, such as unaccompanied foreign children. The SOS Village of Mantua has 3 SOS home, 1 House for Mother and Children, 1 Day center e 1 House for teenagers and youth.
The children, between 20 and 25, welcomed inside the Village have the opportunity to attend sports activities, participate in cultural and recreational activities.
The Day Center 'Il Sole' is one of the new realities born within the SOS Village of Mantua and offers to all families an educational environment in which to spend the afternoon of children and teenagers from 6 to 13 years. The daytime center offers the security of a support and a care dedicated to children and young people, with a view to supporting and helping families.