Our shelter is a source of security and opportunity for vulnerable girls.
COSA has one shelter in northern Thailand: Baan Yuu Suk. This shelter is home to 27 at-risk or previously exploited children and operates as a safe, warm, loving and inclusive family units.
Our shelter community is run according to a simple philosophy: by creating an environment in which safety, freedom and equality are paramount, we can empower every girl who comes into our care to grow into an educated and self-confident young woman, secure in her own human rights.
To maximize our financial and environmental sustainability, we operate a small farm for fruits and vegetables, several mushroom huts, and we also farm fish at our properties. Everything we grow or source at our shelters is used in our own cooking or sold in our community shop to raise funds to cover day-to-day expenses.
In the coming years, we plan to open more shelters throughout Thailand.
Meaning ‘Peaceful Home’ in Thai, Baan Yuu Suk is the first shelter COSA established. With the full consent of their families, many girls live here and benefit from feeling secure, attending school and improving their English skills. Click here to learn more about Baan Yuu Suk.