Tamar Center|Thailand
Tamar Center is located in Pattaya, Thailand and was started in 1999 by Nella Davidse. The Tamar Center functions as an independent project under the covering of Project LIFE, in conjunction with Youth With a Mission, Thailand.
The goal of the Tamar Center is to offer an alternative to women who work in prostitution and to reach them with the Gospel. The number of women who find employment in prostitution in Pattaya is estimated to be between 20,000 and 30,000.
The Tamar staff has an outreach to the bars three days a week and invites the women to the center and offers them the following programs:
  • English Language classes three days a week
  • Counseling for emotional/inner healing and Bible training
  • Pregnancy counseling beginning in late 2010
  • Vocational training in Card making, Hairdressing, Bakery, Coffee Shop/Restaurant and small business skills
Through training they are learning a trade that will allow them to be self-supporting and return to society with dignity and value as a person.


There is a short-term mission trip to Thailand from February 14-March 1, 2018.  This trip will be for women only, because the people they will be working with are all women. The leaders of this trip, Nancy Williams and Cathy Smith will each take a team and split for the first half. Cathy  will take half the team and go to Pac Chong, and work with the Bridges team. The plan is to do an English camp at one of the schools or have a VBS at the Gateway center.  Nancy’s team will be at the Tamar Center in Pattaya doing some teaching. Then when they meet up for the second week they will work with both Tamar and Bridges at their centers and on outreach.  There are a number of different outreach opportunities they will participate in.  If you are interested, please contact Cathy Smith for details (see contact information below).


Talk to someone about the Tamar Center


Nella Davidse – Tamar Center Director



Tamar Center

PO Box 278

Pattaya Post Office

Pattaya City 20260, Thailand

For Tamar Cards –



Cathy Smith – Local Contact in Santa Maria

Phone: 805.937.1088