missionaries came to Thailand in the early
1950’s to provide poor people with medical
treatment. With the same spirit of “caring for
the sick as a mother cares for her sick child”
the Camillian missionaries are still a presence
in Thailand and are still dedicated to caring
and serving the sick.
In late 1995, the
Camillian Social Centre was established in the
Province of Rayong by Father Giovanni Contarin,
an Italian priest. The Center was built to
provide shelter and care to homeless, indigent,
and rejected people living with HIV/AIDS (PLWHA).
Special emphasis was placed on women and
children, as they were the most vulnerable
members of the society.
Social Center is a charitable institution and is
operated on behalf of the St. Camillus
Foundation of Thailand. It is based in the
district of Huae Pong and supports and manages
seven (7) projects in the Southeast of Thailand.
The Center is involved in Palliative Care, Child
Care, prevention education, supporting a network
of PLWHA, supervising a self-sustaining
rehabilitation community, providing scholarships
for affected orphaned children and a center for
HIV positive orphaned teenagers. All the
projects comply with the latest HIV/AIDS
strategy outlined by the World Health
Organization. The projects are part of an
integrated approach that links prevention,
treatment, rehabilitation and support to people
living with HIV/AIDS
The Camillian Social Center in
Rayong is confronting AIDS in the 21st century
through prevention, treatment and care. We
believe that prevention, treatment and care go
together to reduce the potential for the
transmission of the virus. The Thai government
recognizes the Camillian Social Center in Rayong
(CSC) as a leader in the fight against HIV/AIDS.
The CSC cooperates with the Ministry of Social
Work and the hospitals operating in the
South Eastern region of Thailand.
2004 at the Garden of Eden.
view during the completion of the living
beginning Farther Giovanni started with
this piece of land and a plan to raze
come self respect and the motive to move
on in life now that they have health.
decide to support this project, donations may be
sent directly to the:
St. Camillus Foundation of Thailand,
Bank of Ayudhya
Map-Ta-Phut Branch Rayong
Account Number 229-1-29336-3 (AYUDTHBK).