Partnering for Survivors
Keeping children in families is our first priority.
However, when an abuser is still present in the home or a child is recovering from the trauma of trafficking, sometimes a temporary, safe-refuge is necessary while we prepare a longterm, family-based solution.
We have now partnered with Save the Children, IRC and Thailand's Child Welfare Department to serve as the primary short-term emergency shelter for women and children who have been trafficked or abused in our region.
We recently invited our local partners and those running shelters in the area to learn more about our work, this partnership and why family-based care is so vital for effective child protection.
See what the speakers had to say about our work...
"There are not many organizations that try to reduce the number of children in shelters or try to place children in families. We encourage you to continue to work forward with this effort and we hope our collaboration with GCA can be stronger and stronger on behalf of vulnerable children."
Khun Chakkrid, IRC Thailand
"Thank you and we appreciate the opportunity to collaborate with you, as the department of social welfare, to implement our government mandate to child protection."
Phannipa Panyanark, Social Worker
Thailand Child Welfare Department
"I could not be more impressed by the work of Global Child Advocates, from the leadership to the staff to the collaboration with the government and other organizations on behalf of vulnerable children.
When governments and service organizations do not collaborate, the children are the ones who suffer. We see this happening at our own borders in Texas and it is happening internationally as well. The world could learn from how you are doing things here."
Jake Massengale, GCA Board of Directors
We expect the number of government referrals to increase significantly.
In order to respond to new emergency cases effectively, we need 3 additional team members and a more conducive space for family-style emergency care.