Providing safe places
Our emergency shelter is a safe-haven for female victims of trafficking and abuse. Cases are often referred to us by government agencies or local organizations looking for a safe place to temporarily house clients during criminal proceedings or investigations involving the perpetrator. In situations where the attacker cannot be apprehended or when there is a chance of retribution or new abuse taking place, victims remain with us until arrangements for permanent relocation can be made. Each case is discussed within our network of partner organizations, who together determine the best way forward.
SafeHouse for children
Our SafeHouse serves as a temporary refuge for children who have been abandoned or removed from dangerous, abusive environments. It is intentionally designed to mirror a family experience with no more than nine children, cared for by highly-trained Thai and Burmese staff. Children here are loved, given an education, and monitored through their development. They receive counselling while in our care, and experience regular, monitored visits with their family of origin. We also work with their parents, helping them progress towards being able to provide a safe, healthy home for their children again.
There’s no place like family
While Compasio provides temporary shelter for children, we are committed to seeing them raised in real families. As much as possible, we seek to reunite children with their nuclear families of origin, or at least with extended relatives. When family re-integration is not possible, we look at placing them within trustworthy, long-term foster families.
Our 2017 goal is to find relatives or new families for the children who are currently in our care so that they can continue their healing and begin to set down roots again.