What is Raintree Resource Center?
Raintree Resource Center is a service of Chiang Mai Community Church that offers information, support, programs and English books and videos for English speaking residents of Chiang Mai.
Info-line: 053-262-660 (from overseas, dial 66-53-262-660)
Telphone information is available Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. till noon. If we do not know the answer to your question, we will make every effort to find it.
Raintree Resource Center has a good and steadily growing library of VDOs, VCDs, music CDs and books for both children and adults, all in English. Membership is free and is available for residents of Chiang Mai who are planning to stay for more than 6 months. Library items are on loan for 2 weeks at a time and a family may borrow up to 20 books at one time.
Raintree has 2 free publications available:
“Helpful Hints for Getting Settled in Chiang Mai” and
“Giving Birth in Chiang Mai”.
Childbirth classes are also available by contacting Raintree.
Raintree offers a variety of classes, seminars and workshops providing opportunities to learn something new and to meet others. We include topics in areas such as:
- Thai culture, religion, newcomers’ orientation to Chiang Mai
- Personal growth workshops (ex. Stress & transition, Grief and loss)
- Cooking classes: Thai, Mexican, Indian, Japanese, Italian, etc.
- Special interests: Flower arranging, quilting, creative writing, etc.
- Check this website for the upcoming workshops being offered.
At times life can present us with situations and feelings that are confusing and distressing. Being in an unfamiliar culture and far from family and friends can sometimes add to the difficulties. Talking it over can help bring to light new perspectives and alternatives that enable us to grow through the challenges. Raintree is prepared to assist by providing referrals to counselors. All calls will be kept confidential.