Media recognitionAs the work of the New Life Center has become known within Thailand and internationally, we have been blessed with many expressions of interest, concern and support. We have received media attention, and visits from Christian groups, dignitaries, Thai officials, international aid agencies, and other NGOs. Some highlights include:


  • November, 2002: The Nation – "A New Life Offers Hope"
  • April 2004: The Bangkok Post – "Road to Recovery Long for Child Sex Workers Freed from Bondage" November,
  • 2004: The Nation – "Sweet But Serious Message" and "Songs of Reunion"
  • November, 2004: The Rotarian – "The Rotarian Foundation: New Life Center Foundation"
  • March, 2006: U.S. AID - "Supporting and Protecting Victims"


  • December, 1993: BBC Documentary – "Dying for Sex" 
  • February, 1996: Dutch National Television – a documentary on the New Life Center 
  • October, 1996: CBS’s 60 Minutes - "R&R in Thailand" 
  • August, 2008: PBS’s Religion and Ethics Newsweekly – "New Life Center" More information at

Special Visits

  • November, 1996: First Lady Hillary Rodham Clinton
  • March, 1999: U.S. Secretary of State, Madeleine Albright
  • January, 2001: U.S. Senator Sam Brownback (Kansas), UNESCO, Mr. Gary Haugen/International Justice Mission
  • October, 2002: Former U.S. Ambassador to Thailand, William Itoh
  • January, 2003: U.S. Congressman Joseph Pitts (Pennsylvania) and Jubilee Campaign
  • January, 2004: U.S. Ambassador Darryl Johnson and Mrs. Kathleen Johnson
  • June, 2006: U.N. Goodwill Ambassador, Julia Ormond
  • January, 2008: U.S. Ambassador Eric John and Mrs. Sophia John; U.S. Consul General in Chiang Mai Michael Morrow and Mrs. Shannon Morrow
  • December, 2009: U.S. Ambassador for Global Women's Issues, Melanne Verveer
  • October, 2010: U.S. Consul General in Chiang Mai, Susan Stevenson
  • June, 2011: U.S. Ambassador to Thailand, Kristie Kenney
  • August, 2011: United Nations High Commissioner on Human Rights: Ms. Joy Ezeilo
  • 10 June, 2012: U.S. Department of State: Under Secretary Maria Otero, Bureau of Civilian Security, Democracy, and Human Rights
  • 9 January, 2014: U.S. Consul General to Chiang Mai, Michael Heath


  • March, 1993: Prime Minister of Thailand, Chuan Leekpai
  • December, 2005: Certificate of Commendation from International Justice Mission
  • June, 2007: Provincial Governor’s Award: "Best Practice" NGO in the Province of Chiang Mai
  • October, 2011: Royal Thai Government Award: “Best Practice” NGO in the Province of Chiang Mai
  • September, 2012: "Thailand NGO Award" (mid-size category) from the Kenan Institute
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New Life Center Foundation
P.O. Box 29 Chiang Mai 50000 Thailand
E-mail : Tel: (+66) 53 351 312 Fax : (+66) 53 380 871