Thousands of children in Pattaya, Thailand, live desperate lives marked by neglect, hunger, sickness, loneliness, fear and often physical, sexual and emotional abuse. Some simply have desperately poor parents or care-givers. Others live on the streets, some in the slum areas of the city. Still others have been completely abandoned. All face a bleak future unless there is urgent and drastic intervention by caring people from the larger community.
Haven children's home/shelter protects and provides for children who are 'at risk' in Pattaya due to direct abuse or abuse by severe neglect. Haven's team of dedicated caregivers provide a clean safe home, good food, medical care, clothing, education and lots of love to all the children.
Havens Childrens Home in Asia is a licensed center with state approval to care for 30 children, and facilities to care for up to 50. Haven is pleased to be a member of “Pattaya Plan,” a group of government departments & NGOs working together to meet the needs of children & youth in the city.
Project: Chumchon Slums Project
Each week the Haven team goes into Pattaya’s most destitute areas to bring basic food items, clothes, milk for the children, emergency medical care as needed, and hope to some of Pattaya’s poorest residents. The team watches out for children at risk, emergency situations and other special needs, and provides help as resources and volunteers are available (e.g. fixing leaky roofs, locating needed resources, etc.).
Wherever possible, people with specific needs are referred to other local organizations to help avoid duplication of services. Where no services exist, Haven steps in to fill the gap and meet the need.
Project: Early Learning Centre
Our on-site Early Learning Center provides pre-school training for children from 1 1/2 to 4 yrs, at which time they enter the Thai public school system.
Haven has provided care for close to 50 children since its inception, and presently cares for 20 children, ranging from 7 months to 13 yrs.