How ZOE Is Rescuing Every Child by Lori-Ann Tsang Sometimes, the best things we do in life are the things we do proactively. Especially, when we plan for, anticipate and then are able to save a life or prevent a tragedy or make sure those entrusted to us are safe. A lot of what we […]
So, Come by Andrea Cross After a hard day at school or work, the location where we are free to be ourselves: to laugh, to cry, to reflect, to process and acknowledge our emotions and thoughts, is our home. Usually we can try to ‘hold it together’ when people are relying on us, when we […]
Recently Rescued Youth by Lori-Ann Tsang ZOE fights for the rights of children who have no one else to fight for them. The children that we rescue come from a range of backgrounds, including being orphaned; on the market to be sold; directly rescued from being labor slaves, begging slaves, and sex slaves or having […]
The Last Two Miles A journey through the desert by Betsy Meenk Facing challenges in our lives are often the best times to learn valuable lessons for living life to its fullest. It was during a recent 4-day cycling challenge that I learned lessons in selflessness that I hope will help equip me to overcome […]
National Social Work Month By Vickie McCoy Did you know that March was National Social Work Month? I did not, until today when I attended a Commercially Sexually Exploited Children (CSEC) Service Providers Roundtable meeting and the facilitator started the meeting by thanking all the social workers in the room for the work they […]
Relentless Leaders by Marji Iacovetti ZOE representatives were invited to speak briefly at the last two meetings of the LA County Board of Supervisors as our top county officials considered motions related to human trafficking. We were honored to share insights based on ZOE’s experience.
Honest Reflection Written By – Hanne Fellers I’ve been in a season where I am reflecting and constantly being reminded of why I am in this work. Before I get into some of the things I’ve been reflecting on, I just want to THANK YOU, ZOE friends, for engaging with us. Without YOU, we wouldn’t […]
An Unseen Impact written by Marji Iacovetti I’ve spent hundreds of hours researching over the last seven years. I’ve learned about child trafficking from survivors, therapists, social workers, and other heroic individuals. The hardest part for me is the opposite of what I would have expected. When I see beautiful, loving, healthy parenting, I often […]
Combating Trafficking in the U.S. written by, Hanne Fellers Every summer, The U.S. State Department releases the Trafficking In Persons Report. Many of our ZOE staff anticipate the release of this report every year. We’re always curious to which angle the report will take. This years report did not disappoint. It is filled with heart […]
The Courage to Run Prayers were answered in a mighty way recently when a 13-year-old girl had the courage to run away from a brothel. She contacted authorities and gave them pictures of other girls who were still being held in the brothel. ZOE Child Rescue (ZCR) was called along with other NGO’s (non-government organizations.) […]
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?
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 […]