It begins with relationship. Community engagement is at the front line of Compasio’s work. It leads and links all that we do to serve women and children at risk. Our team of Burmese national staff have become a regular part of community life in Mae Sot’s slums where they engage children, families and community leaders […]
Poverty should never be a reason to break-up a family which is why we are working so hard to keep families together. While we recognize that in extreme cases, and only when all other options have been exhausted, there may remain limited justification for residential care, we feel very strongly that even the best of these can never replace what family and community offer to a child.
Our team of Burmese nationals spend every day engaging lives in the slums of our border town. Their goal is to do everything they can to prevent the abuse, trafficking and exploitation of women and children. When prevention isn’t possible, they take action immediately. It’s a big job. The work they do is tough. The […]
Single and widowed mothers often believe they have to choose between supporting their children financially and actually raising them at home. They must earn an income in order to provide food and shelter for their kids, but many have no one to care for their children while they work. Most jobs require long hours and […]
Providing safe places Our emergency shelter is a temporary safe-haven for female victims of trafficking and abuse. Cases are referred to us by local child welfare departments 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 […]
Children in impoverished communities are often at risk of being exploited, abused or trafficked. Many spend their days in the hot sun approaching total strangers for money or food. Some dig through trash cans collecting recyclables. Police harass them and often deport them or lock them up in order to “clean up” the streets for […]
Life is hard. Sometimes even unbearable for those on the margins of society. Families barely making enough money to feed and house their children. Women and children on the receiving end of abuse by relatives who are out of options and desperate for solutions. The constant threat of police harassment or deportation for a population largely composed […]