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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Human Services, International, International Development, International, Foreign Affairs & National Security

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

Programs: (1)an giang/dong thap alliance for the prevention of trafficking (adapt pacific links foundation (pals) leads counter-trafficking efforts at the frontiers of vietnam by investing comprehensively in at-risk youth to prevent trafficking before it starts, and in survivors to help them reclaim their lives. In vietnam, we work in the provinces bordering cambodia, china and laos. Our multi-pronged, grassroots anti-trafficking initiatives include (1) prevention services for populations living in trafficking hotspots to empower through education and knowledge; (2) protection services for trafficking survivors to empower through self-confidence and independence; and (3) partnerships for long-term solutions through collaborations to prevent trafficking in school-based, factory-based, and community-based settings. We raise awareness about trafficking prevention in the supply chain to increase good practice in labor recruiting and retention.

early childhood care and education (ecce): pals delivers curricula and activities to strengthen community knowledge in early childhood development to build up family bonds and resilience in the san francisco bay area, in collaboration with international children assistance network and in over 10 provinces in vietnam since 2001. Ecce has provided over 205 training sessions to 5,311 attendees and 52 parenting workshops and forums to over 1,250 attendees.

humanitarian and community outreach pals connects donors to worthy individual humanitarian cases such as heart surgeries, house building, assistance to dire family situations, donor-designated and fiscally-sponsored projects. The structure of donor- situations, donor-designated and fiscally-sponsored projects. The structure of donor- designated programs allow for flexibility and commitment from donors and their networks in creating new initiatives. Fiscal sponsorship of group sand newly-formed o

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Community Stories

7 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Donor

Rating: 5

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.

Donor

Rating: 5

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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Donor

Rating: 5

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.

Donor

Rating: 5

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

Donor

Rating: 5

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.

Dana25

Donor

Rating: 5

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.

Jenn8

Donor

Rating: 5

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