ZOE protects the identity and dignity of children and does not show trafficked children.

Our heart at ZOE is to see children find healing, restoration, love and acceptance.

Our support is tailored to support each child's specific needs.  ZOE 'parents' and staff are trained in trauma-informed care, and receive ongoing support and training so that they are supporting each individual child. Children at ZOE are encouraged to take part in our vocational training program which is tailored to their specific goals and interests.

"Thank you for creating a new world with great love for me.
...it has helped me understand the value of my life.
Thank you for allowing me to try new things.
I now have a feeling that I had never had before in my life.
I’ve only been here a short time… but you all became my family
Thank you for loving, caring, listening to what I say, and understanding me."

— Child

ZOE seeks to:

  • Provide innovative restoration for spirit, soul and body
  • Offer educational, vocational and transitional programs into adulthood
  • Provide and assist in finding safe, loving homes and families for survivors and at-risk orphans
  • Help train and restore families of survivors for reunification and repatriation

In Thailand, ZOE provides restorative support for child survivors of trafficking and exploitation and also cares for orphans and children at high risk of trafficking.  In the US, ZOE provides support for youth. We know that children can experience healing from trauma. We seek to help children learn to trust and develop safe, connected and supportive relationships.

"Thank you to everyone here at ZOE, the adults and
leaders who kept encouraging me and supporting me."

— High School Graduate

Our hope is to always reunite children to their family.  In Thailand, children rescued/recovered during law enforcement operations may initially stay at the ZOE Child Protection Center, an accredited and government-registered facility in Thailand.  Based on the individual child's needs, legal processes, and whether safe family members can be found, the Department of Social Welfare might recommend for a child to live in a family at ZOE, in the short to medium term. At ZOE, our support doesn't cease as they reach adulthood. The continuum of care extends to young adults, their partners, families, and as they have their own children.  We seek to support children by offering ongoing assistance across all aspects of life.

"We have seen incredible learning and growth in every child at ZOE. The tireless work of the parents, tutors and education team helps to give the children at ZOE every chance to not just learn, but to excel in their education."

– Oratai Saisingtong, Assistant Director, ZOE Thailand

Research shows that children who have positive and healthy relationships with their caregiver(s) are more likely to experience recovery from their abuse. To this end, a team of people is required to, not just support the child, but also their carers.

Carer/s need help from a variety of others including psychologists, counsellors, educators, trainers, life skills coaches, babysitters, tutors, mentors and the like.

Did You Know?

In Australia, ZOE is looking to expand our in-country anti-trafficking efforts by developing support services for children and families.