Government law enforcement agencies, often in partnership with nongovernment organizations, conduct rescue operations on an ongoing basis in the Philippines. After a rescue, government and nongovernment agencies refer survivors to residential care homes that provide shelter and rehabilitation to those rescued in an effort to bring about long-term healing and restoration.
The primary goal of aftercare shelters is the successful reintegration of survivors back to safe communities. However, the vulnerabilities that led survivors to being trafficked are likely to still exist since survivors are often under-resourced and under-educated. Many are unable to provide for their most basic needs, including food, adequate and sanitary shelter, clothing and security, and education, thereby increasing their risk of being re-trafficked or exploited in other ways.
This is where Solid Ground International enters the story.