Father Ray Outreach Work & Drop-In Center
The brand new Half Way House officially opened in January of this year. Two young men were very excited to be the first two residents of the house, and for a few months everything was going well. They enjoyed living in the house, were learning to become independent and were relying less on the support staff from the nearby Drop-In Center. A third young man joined the household and they were all happily living together, until recently. Thais are very superstitious, and many believe in spirits, or ‘Pii’ as they are called here in Thailand. One of the boys complained that he had heard noises and felt someone was in the house when he was alone. A staff member then mentioned that she too felt that there was a ‘Pii’ in the house and she would no longer enter the building. One young man was so scared about being in the house alone that he would wait until his housemates returned home from work late at night before entering the house.