The Family Connection Foundation (FCF) was established in 2006 as an outreach of Chiangmai Christian Fellowship Church and very quickly grew into its own independent registered Thai social foundation. Originally, the focus was on providing a safe refuge and “family” for a few of Thailand’s orphaned and abandoned children.
Very quickly this small effort grew into about 20 projects providing social services to exploited, abused, and at risk children, then to formal and informal cooperation with Thai government officials receiving referrals for placement of girls who are pregnant or have children because of violence or exploitation. Then an opportunity came up to care for sick infants awaiting adoption who are at risk of being dropped from the official adoption list because of their failing health.
Now FCF projects cover education support to underprivileged children, professional investigations into sex traffic and family violence issues, basic literacy and rural development projects, and the administrative support to make it all happen. This large project scope relies on the hard work of 200 Thai and expat staff.