We Need Each Other “Not one of these kids who have succeeded has done it without connection to at least one supportive adult.” Nola Brantley Human Trafficking Survivor, Advocate, and Educator An amazing survivor of child trafficking made this statement recently. Her words confirm a basic, well-known truth: We need each other.
Camp at ZOE Here at ZOE we have two major school breaks a year. One in October and the other in March-May. This year we are running three different week long camps simultaneously for our children, pre-teens and teens. By separating them into three different age groups, we can develop more age appropriate lessons and activities. Needless […]
Being the Change Hi all! My name is Anthony Sanders and I am one of the new interns at ZOE for the Spring 2017 semester. I am currently in my last semester at California Lutheran University, with a major in Criminal Justice and a minor in Ethnic Studies. Throughout some classes at my university, I […]
One Very Popular Mushroom Farm While we have many self sustaining agricultural projects around ZOE, one that’s very popular amongst the family are mushrooms. Our ZOE family loves mushrooms so much they just can’t get enough of them! Mushrooms are fairly expensive, but thankfully, we have a huge mushroom farm to keep our tastebuds satisfied.
307 Children Trafficked in California The National Human Trafficking Hotline reported that 307 cases of child trafficking were identified in California during 2016 [https://humantraffickinghotline.org/state/California]. Some children who have been trafficked are able to return to loving families – families who can help them heal from the trauma. Research indicates, though, that home is not a […]
written by Lori Ortenzi | ZOE J/TIP Grant Program Manager On June 8, 2016, ZOE International, in collaboration with the the US Department of State – Office to Monitor & Combat Trafficking in Persons, and the Chiang Mai Thailand Private Children’s Home Association, hosted a conference for about 60 organizations. The topic was “Child Protection and Internet Safety […]
On April 30th and May 1st , ZOE and Safe Harbor Family Services held our first “Are You Ready?” orientations. People who attended these short events received information about providing care for children who have experienced trauma and about our plans to open ZOE Children’s Homes | Los Angeles. They also learned about a wide range of ways they […]
All of us here at ZOE are excited to share some news about our partnership with GV Concepts, Inc. ZOE will be the first in-the-field user of the Doctorgram application, the brainchild of Mr. Ching-Kay Chow, founder and president of GV Concepts, Inc. What is the Doctorgram app, you might ask?
by Victoria Gama, guest blogger The LORD is near to all who call on Him, to all who call on Him in truth. –Psalm 145:18 This nation was founded on “In God We Trust,” but over time America became prideful in its success. A generation rose where many became calloused toward Christ. We chose our own prideful logic above […]
Live 180 to Rescue Victims of Human Trafficking one-eighty | a complete reversal in thinking or behavior. What would it mean to “live 180;” to live differently than we are used to, to change our status quo? Throughout 2016, we will be highlighting people who have done just that—reversed their thinking, adjusted their behavior, and changed […]
ZOE Thai Staff Member Changes a Young Girl’s Life Wan is one of our talented Thai staffers who speaks Thai, English, and Burmese. A few years ago, she helped take care of a young girl who stayed at ZOE for a short time. Since this girl was Burmese, Wan was able to minister to her […]
Christmas at ZOE A Story of a Young Girl Who Learns to Give A little girl celebrated her very first Christmas at ZOE. Before coming to ZOE, she was living in a dark world of evil and greed. This appeared to be the legacy she was given and the path she would follow in her […]