The first SOS Children's Village in the world was erected at Imst, in Tyrol and its 50th anniversary was celebrated in 1999. The SOS Children's Village is beautifully situated, on a hill above the small town of Imst, about 50 kms from the Tyrolean capital, Innsbruck.
There are 15 family houses at Imst, some auxiliary buildings and a Community Centre, where the office, a chapel and a large hall are housed. In the SOS kindergarten, children of the surroundings are also looked after. The older children go to the local schools at Imst. Some teenagers live at the SOS Youth Facility in Telfs. A Home for Retired Mothers was also established at the SOS Children's Village where the retired SOS mothers enjoy their retirement without losing touch with life at the SOS Children's Village.