Jan 10, 2020

Our Christmas Present 2019: Four New Kids

Two of the girls we are providing a home for
Two of the girls we are providing a home for

As 2019 was winding down, we had the opportunity to partner with a local foundation to provide some short term emergency care for 4 teen girls. Each of our foster homes took two of the girls. We were so happy for this chance to collaborate and provide a safe place for these girls. We are also excited by the fact that two of them will get to move back to their family of origin when this semester of school ends. Two of the other girls are unable to return to their families of origin, so we are helping find a long term placement option, and have hopes that they will move on to a safe and loving home that will help them grow into compassionate and self-sufficient adults. We thank you for your assistance in supporting this project! 

Oct 14, 2019

The Great 2019 Citizenship Review

2019 Has been the best year ever for citizenship cases! -May 2019: M got his citizenship card after years and years of trying! - June 2019: S and his two brothers got their cards AND Fai's sister finally got her card after decades of not having it! You can read all the details 

2019 Has been the best year ever for citizenship cases! 

-May 2019: M got his citizenship card after years and years of trying!

- June 2019: S and his two brothers got their cards AND Fai's sister finally got her card after decades of not having it! You can read all the details in our April update. So, in one day we got 4 cases closed! Fai's sister will need to come back in January with her oldest 2 children to get their cards, but that should be easy. We will accompany her to help with any miscommunication. 

- August 2019: A, our little guy with the crazy bad scoliosis that makes his back look like a map of Mulholland Drive, finally got a Thai registration number! This is amazing news because his family were quite scared that since his parents abandoned him he wouldn't get one. Luckily, interviewing his aunt, his foster mom and us was enough to convince them. Now he has a resident card for ten years. We got a letter requesting a DNA test for him and his aunt. Once that gets processed (about 3 months) we will go back in with the village chief and his aunt and he will get his full Thai citizenship! Then, he can apply for his low income health card which will allow him to get his back surgery in a couple of years for a fraction of the price. They estimate the cost without the insurance card is about $10,000, but with the insurance card, it should be around $1000. 

- October 1, 2019: N, M's younger sister, went to get her citizenship card, but we ran into some more difficulties in the computer system. It's still a little unclear why she has been unable to get it and why the system is not allowing them to bypass the errors, but we will keep pursuing it. Thankfully, the citizenship officer is very helpful and really wants her to get her card. We just hope that he doesn't get transferred soon, like all his predecessors who also tried to help get her card. 

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Sep 30, 2019

Project success

Hello lovely donors! Thank you for supporting our very first project "Trafficking Prevention and Foster Care in Thailand"! We have reached $9000 and have grown a lot since we first start Jojo's Sanctuary. Our trafficking prevention program is going strong and is self-sustaining now, so we don't need support in that area anymore. We are closing this project in order to create a new project focusing on the specific area of emergency foster care support. Thank you so much for donating to make this project a success. You can continue to follow the journey of Jojo's Sanctuary on our website www.jojosthailand.org or our social media pages. We would love if you would consider donating to our new project as well. And if you would like to receive our newsletter, please email me at heather@jojosthailand.org

We so appreciate all of your support! 

 

Sincerely, 

Heather and the team at Jojo's Sanctuary

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