Pacific Links Foundation

Rating: 4.83 stars   24 reviews

Issues: Human Services, International

Location: Sobrato Center for Nonprofits 534 Valley Way Milpitas CA 95035 USA

Mission: Support the sustainable development of Vietnamese communities and the enrichment of their cultural heritage through: (1) Empower women as social change agents in their community and (2) Promote transfer of knowledge for development
Target demographics: Young women and girls in Vietnam
2012 Top-Rated Nonprofit
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EIN 94-3397768
(510) 435-3035
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Rating: 5 stars  

I am so impressed with the work that is being done by the wonderful staff. They are dedicated, smart, and capable. You see the joy the joy on their faces while doing such great work.

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with very limited resources, pals is doing fantastic work for the at risk little girls in the very difficult & depressing setting of children trafficking. will continue to support and solicit support for your organization in whichever way i can. keep up the great work, thank you and good luck.

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I'm recently a donor to PALS in the last 6 months and found they are professional and dedicated people, staff and volunteers inclusive. They are committed to the prevention of women trafficking and providing safe houses and re-habitation and reeducation to women returned from their keepers. I will total recommending PALS for any organization or individual who looking for a great cause to support. Keep up the great works PALS.

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I know the work of Pacific Links first hand as I had the chance to see the projects in Vietnam. Two summers ago, I met hundreds of young girls in the Mekong delta who are able to attend school because of the scholarships they have received from the ADAPT program developed and supported by Pacific Links Foundation. I also witnessed the success of Pacific Links with trafficking victims. Over 24 young women enrolled in the Saigon's Chefs without Borders where training opportunities enable them to obtain decent, well-paid jobs in the food industry. These are but a few projects developed by Diep Vuong and her team throughout southern Vietnam with women and girls over the past 10 years. These young women would have so little chance in life without Pacific Links. I have been involved in the non-profit world for over forty years many of those years with the YWCA working with women and girls. The programs of Pacific Links are among the most meaningful if not the most overall. Lucille Panet-Raymond, Montreal, Canada

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I have been a donor and also a volunteer in the context of providing volunteer experiences for students in a college class that I teach. Pacific Links Foundation does amazing work to educate young women and their families about the dangers of trafficking, to give those young women opportunities to say no to becoming trafficking victims, and to give victims of trafficking new hope even after suffering through this horrendous experience. I sometimes think they do this great work out of sheer passion and commitment because they have done so much with minimal staff and funding. They ask for little, and the people who know their work give generously because we know that every dollar packs a punch when left in their hands and that they will keep up the fight as long as a single girl is still being victimized.

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Writing both as a past donor to PALS and as a not-for-profit professional working in Vietnam, I truly admire the work that Pacific Links is doing in Vietnam. Tackling the root causes and addressing the needs of victims of human trafficking is no easy task. The Pacific Links staff; however, do not dwell on the difficulties. Instead, the do all they can using the resources they are given. They are not afraid to innovate, they effectively employ volunteers to support their work. I was particularly impressed to see the way PALS engages the Vietnamese Diaspora, particularly those with social work skills, to support their work from abroad and in country. Every time I attend a PALS event, I am moved to tears, not because of the difficulties their beneficiaries are facing but because of the impact PALS is having on those women's lives and communities.

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I meet Adapt/Pals almost two years ago & I am impressed what they want to achieve with these victims; re-education, mental health, nurturing a healthy positive environment. It gives the girls hope that they can take with them for a better life

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