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 […]
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.
People are being equipped everyday at our new base on the Thai-Burma border. Our team of Burmese nationals spend everyday engaging lives in the Burmese slums. Their goal is to do everything they can to prevent the abuse, trafficking & exploitation of women & children. When prevention isn’t possible, they take action immediately. “What 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 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 […]
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 […]
Care for the Body and Mind As part of caring for the whole person, Compasio provides access to basic health care for impoverished migrant communities including the garbage dump community. Our community mentors educate children & families about nutrition, hygiene and basic medical care. As our team invests in the well-being of those in the community, we […]