Volunteer with House of Compassion
Thailand has one of the largest amphetamine abuse problems in the world, with production and distribution increasing more than 5-fold since 2007. With this increase, Thailand has seen the biggest rise in usage from Thai men from low income households. Often turning to the drug so they can work longer hours in order to earn more money to support their families.
House of Compassion works side by side with young Thai male nationals to help them overcome their addictions and rebuild their lives. Not only do they support those who struggle with amphetamine abuse but also alcohol and other drugs.
Residents often stay for four months to a year and receive medical treatment, mental health care, as well as counselling for themselves and their family. In return they work in the kitchen cooking meals for one another, they also grow fruit and vegetables that they sell at the local market. They work maintenance and housekeeping and for the most part manage themselves and their daily tasks.
House of Compassion is one of a kind in Thailand yet it has seen astounding results, with 90% of those who finish treatment, remaining clean and in employment or education after 1 year of completion.
We are so proud to be affiliated with House of Compassion and encourage our guests to visit during their stay. The residents are always grateful for visitors and will have you joining in a game of football or an art therapy session.
We believe the simple act of donation can bring joy and meaning to our lives, which is why we take a small percentage of our clients fees and it share with House of Compassion.