In the summer of 2021, Kobi eagerly volunteered with Sanctuary for Families’ Anti Trafficking Initiative (ATI) team. His passion for helping gender violence survivors drove his dedication and commitment to work alongside the ATI staff over the last year. Not only does Kobi work to find grants for clients to obtain financial assistance, but he also assists attorneys with legal filings by providing culturally sensitive interpretations. In addition, he’s often seen accompanying clients to Sanctuary’s food pantry, and to The Butterfly Boutique to choose clothing and other items for themselves and their children.
Kobi believes his work is making a change in small and big ways. Kobi stated, “I can be a source of emotional support and validation for survivors, especially for Mandarin-speaking clients”. Kobi has been described as an instrumental part of the work of Sanctuary’s Anti Trafficking Initiative, and he does all of this amazing volunteer work while in school getting a Master’s degree in Forensic Mental Health Counseling from John Jay College. We thank and honor Kobi for his dedication.
To learn more about Kobi Chng Koh Yee and his work, please join us on April 27th from 12:30 – 1 PM at our virtual Pillars of Change.