Sincere appreciation to Mr./Mrs. Phong & Nguyet for spending the entire 3 days of Dai Hoi Duc Me LaVang Las Vegas 10/16-18/2015 taking care of OBV merchandises and distributing DVDs "Bo Vai".
Thank you to Mr./Mrs. Lam & Dung for driving a big TV & DVD player from Orange County to Las Vegas along with your family.
Much gratitude to Mr./Mrs. Steve & Kim Anh for donating your jewelry and gifts to OBV for fundraising.
Thank you to many friends, donors, and supporters.
Glamorous Hearts is a program of passion, beauty and giving back. OBV has been chosen to be the beneficiary.
Please call 714-766-4370 for the tickets ($50, $75, $100).
OBV Houston Supporters and I attended the Love146 event at the home of Staci and Dr Quang Henderson on the evening of Sat 9/19/2015.
Love146 organization has resources and homes in various countries whose works gear toward the prevention and rescue of human trafficking victims.
On Saturday 9/19/2015 morning, a group of dedicated volunteers: Mark Kingston, Lien, Nathalie, Donnie, Thuy, YLa and Thanh-Tam got together to review the program and logistics for OBV Houston's Chantilly Lace Ball which will take place on Nov 6, 2015 at the Ayva Center. This will be the 3rd Annual Ball that OBV Houston has organized.
We met, networked, and brainstormed. The meeting lasted 3 hours.
Thank you so much for your precious time and passion working for OBV mission.
Thank you for Being A Voice & Lending A Hand, to Make A Difference and Save A Life.
Dear OBV supporters,
Due to personal reasons, Dr. John Duy An has resigned as President of OBV effective 8/15/2015. We appreciate all the services he has rendered to OBV mission. He will continue to serve OBV as a volunteer OBV advisor.
Board is actively looking for a replacement and will make announcement when appropriate.
Thank you and we send our best wishes to Dr. John Duy An.
OBV Board of Directors
On Monday 8/31/2015, Dr. Thanh-Tam Nguyen, MD, FAAP was the Opening Speaker at the Annual All-Staff Meeting, Orange County Heath Care Agency, California Children Services. The presentation titled "Adverse Childhood Events Affecting Health and Development" showed the attendees that the ACE Study and multiple researches have revealed the negative life-changing outcome in adults when as children, they suffer adverse events early in life such as physical, emotional, and sexual abuse, parental neglect and abandonment, and/or household dysfunction with substance abuse, mental illness, mother treated violently, or an imprisoned family member.
At St Polycarp Catholic Parish Annual Picnic at Modjeska Park in Anaheim, CA, parishioners received DVDs.
Received $50 donation for OBV at St Polycarp picnic today.
We would like to send my big thank to:
- The group of Mr. and Mrs. Thong Hang from California
- Parents of Eucharistic Youth Society
- Children of Saint Polycarp Eucharistic Youth Society
For the contribution of your voices and heart opened sending to OBV family 1,000 USD
“May God pay special attention to you and His blessing be with you.”
Translated by Loan Nguyen. Original version in Vietnamese entitled:" Lời cám ơn"
The U.S. Government, represented by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), is seeking applications from qualified U.S. citizens or permanent residents/registered aliens for a personal services contract (PSC) position as a Children in Adversity and Education Advisor in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. Cambodia is a priority country for the U.S. Government under the Action Plan for Children in Adversity (APCA), which seeks to integrate internationally recognized, evidence-based, good practices into international assistance for children. The APCA has three principal objectives:
- Build Strong Beginnings: Integrate a child’s biological need for stimulation and responsive caregiving into health, nutrition, and early education programs for young children
- Put Family Care First: Support and enable families to care for their children, prevent unnecessary family-child separation, and promote appropriate, protective, and permanent family care.
- Protect Children: Facilitate the efforts of national governments and partners to prevent, respond to, and protect children from violence, exploitation, abuse, and neglect.
USAID/Cambodia will launch programming for APCA with a focus on Family Care First with a goal to develop sustainable solutions to reduce substantially the number of children outside of family care in Cambodia. Please see the solicitation for more details. Applications are due Monday, August 10, 2015.
Photo: Children care for their siblings along a dusty road outside of Siem Reap, Cambodia.
© 2007 Tara O'Connell, Courtesy of Photoshare
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OBV Vietnam just welcomed a new member after 3 months of close watch. Timid and shy, she had met with a therapist to talk about her studies and dreams, and was now more confident in herself. OBV brought her back to finish off with some paperwork. As we arrived mother Ngoc came up to receive her and talked to her parents about regulations and rules in the home, as well as her rights and responsibilities in OBV home.
Please note that OBV has changed to this address:
505 Harbour Gate Cir
Alpharetta, GA 30022
5 years as sex slave
She's a very pretty, petite young lady, about 14 years old; whose eyes always seemed on verge of bursting into tears.
Who would have known 5 years ago, she was raped by her stepfather right in her own home. This started at the time her mother was pregnant, carrying the stepfather's child. The closest person to her was her mother but her mother couldn't protect her. Her mother knew everything that had happened but she kept silent – thinking she was protecting her family so that the new baby would not grow up without a father. Year after year, she endured. Thus, she became more reserve and quiet.