Providing safe places
Our emergency shelter is a temporary 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.
Transition homes for children
Our two transition homes serve as a temporary refuge for children who have been abandoned or removed from dangerous, abusive environments. They are intentionally designed to mirror a family experience with a small number of children, cared for by highly-trained Thai and Burmese staff. Children here are loved, given an education, and monitored while in our care. Our highest priority for these children is to see them placed in families. Due to recent successes in this area, we hope to close at least one of these homes this year.
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 in kinship care. 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.