Tamar Center was started in 1999 as a ministry of Project L.I.F.E. Foundation in Thailand. Their vision is to show the love and compassion of Jesus by offering hope, healing and a new life to the estimated 35,000 bargirls and ladyboys involved in prostitution in Pattaya. They do this by reaching out, building relationships, offering shelter and housing, offering vocational training, counseling and providing Bible teaching.