Thailand is a country of sixty-eight million people and more than one million of those people are classified as orphaned or abandoned. Ban San Rak is an intentional effort to make as much of an impact as possible in such a hard reality. Established in 2006, Ban San Rak is intended to be a place of safety and refuge for children that need it. While there are many ways to provide institutional care, all of which are practiced in Thailand, it has been clear from the beginning that “family” was what Ban San Rak was intended to be. Each Ban San Rak home is small (no more than eight children to two full-time staff). We have always had, and intend to keep, a low child to caregiver ratio. Each home is designed to be just that, a home. The staff members are highly qualified, highly trained and have committed to long terms at the home. Each child comes from unique and difficult circumstances and requires one on one attention. Family and therapy and in a small, long term environment make this transformation possible.