Krasnik is a town with about 38,000 inhabitants located in the east of Poland, about 50 kilometres south of Lublin. The first settlement in the area dates back to the 13th century. Modern-day Krasnik is a friendly town with a good infrastructure. The SOS Children's Village is situated between the residential area of Dabrowszczakow and the village of Kol Wyznana and is surrounded by forests. Public primary and secondary schools are within easy reach for the children. The official opening ceremony took place on 19 September 1992 in the presence of Helmut Kutin, president of SOS-Kinderdorf International, and numerous other guests of honour.
SOS Children's Village Krasnik consists of fourteen family houses, community buildings, an administration and service area, a sports field and houses for the village director and the SOS aunts (who support the SOS mothers and take care of the children when the mothers are on leave). Up to 91 children find a new home in the friendly and welcoming family houses.
An SOS Youth Facility for up to 14 youths was added in 2001, where the youngsters who have already outgrown the SOS Children's Village are prepared for life outside the SOS Children's Village and supported to develop an independent lifestyle. The large and close-knit SOS family at the SOS Children's Village Krasnik shares the same responsibilities and joys as any other family.