We equip families to prevent child exploitation
We provide tools and resources to keep families together and strong because a safe, loving family is the best form of child protection.
Our prevention programs:
Our Crisis Prevention Team has been building intentional relationships within marginalized communities at the Thailand-Myanmar border since 2009. When families struggle to provide food, shelter and an education for their children, we come alongside and connect them with tangible resources. We work with the local authorities and community leaders to ensure children and families are protected.
Early Childhood Development Center
Our center is a safe and nurturing learning environment where preschool-aged children are loved and cared for while their mothers work. It is unique in this community in that children are able to build their creative and cognitive abilities while gaining an understanding of basic literacy, mathematics and science through play. The children learn and play all day, and return home each night to reap the benefits of growing within their own family.
Crisis Nutrition Support
For families who are already struggling, a short term crisis can lead to family break-down. Food insecurity during those times compounds desperation. We deliver temporary food support to help families persevere through crisis and get back on their feet. We provide baby formula for mothers unable to breastfeed and fortified milk to children to prevent malnourishment. We don't create dependency, but we do ensure no child goes hungry.
Parenting Skills and Child Protection Training
Parents and caregivers who understand attachment, brain development, and the impact of childhood trauma are better able to care for children. We educate and equip parents so they can fully understand the importance of their role in their child's life.
Vocational Training Program
We identify strengths that struggling parents have and connect them to opportunities that fit their skill sets and needs. Sojourn Studio's day program is designed to empower mothers who need extra income to support their families.