Give back this holiday season by spending time volunteering at an after care shelter.
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Transitions was founded as Transitions Cambodia, Inc. by James and Athena Pond in 2007. The Ponds have worked with survivors of sex trafficking since 2005 when they co-established the Agape Restoration Center (ARC), a high-security, long-term aftercare facility in Phnom Penh, Cambodia for Cambodian and Vietnamese victims of sex trafficking between the ages of 8-18.
In 2006, the Ponds developed and opened the first Dream Home in Phnom Penh. Clients there range in age from 13-18 years old and come from rescue organizations, government referrals, law enforcement and other aftercare shelters. Transitions has developed a high-quality, results-driven care model that responds to the primary issues facing minor victims of sex trafficking. Its focus on rehabilitation and reintegration offers girls opportunities to heal from the past and acquire life, social and career skills that prepare them to function as healthy, independent adults. After living in Cambodia for two years, the Ponds returned to the United States in 2007 to establish Transitions as its own 501(c)(3) nonprofit public charity. While continuing their work in Cambodia, Transitions has been instrumental in helping organizations in Greece, India, Indonesia and the United States in developing effective aftercare programs.
Transitions restores the lives of young girls affected by sex trafficking.