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OUR MISSION

International Justice Mission has been working to secure the rescue of victims of trafficking in the Philippines since 2000 and in the Dominican Republic since 2013. After a rescue, IJM partners with the Department of Social Welfare and Development and NGOs that provide shelter and rehabilitation to these young survivors in an effort to bring about healing and restoration.

The primary goal of aftercare shelters is the successful reintegration of survivors back into their 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, thereby increasing their risk of being re-trafficked or exploited in other ways.

This is where Solid Ground International comes in.

Our Mission
“SGI gives hope to young adults like me to achieve our dreams by giving us a chance to be a part of this family.” ~ Jaypearl

“You’re such a blessing for me because you give me hope and light to stand up again from my miserable life before.” ~ Clarissa

HOUSING

Our aftercare housing provides a safe place for survivors to heal and gain the skills they need to live independently.

LIFE SKILLS

Our life skills curriculum trains residents in the practical and soft skills needed to sustain independent living.

RESTORATION

Our onsite case manager guides the residents in developing educational and professional growth goals to restore them to full health.

WHERE WE WORK

We currently operate in 2 countries:

LEARN MORE ABOUT WHERE WE WORK

STORIES OF HOPE

“I really want to graduate from college while staying in SGI because I want to be an inspiration to my fellow residents that despite the difficulties in life, there’s still hope.” -Lydia

Lesley: A Lesson in Trust


Lesley: A Lesson in Trust

Lesley’s parents separated when she was two years old and she was left living with her mother in a slum area. Neither her jobless mother nor […]

Diana: Not Just Another Pretty Face


DIANA: NOT JUST ANOTHER PRETTY FACE

“I felt like I was a dog,” Diana, age 19, recalls of her childhood. Her family of eight moved often with no house of their […]

Jaypearl: In Her Own Words


JAYPEARL: IN HER  OWN WORDS

When I was a child, I tried to see that my family was happy. When I was in elementary school, I remember when my father carried […]

Jaren: Our First Graduate


Jaren: Our First Graduate

Jaren’s classmate recruited her to come to Cebu from a southern island with the promise that she could get a job to help her family. Jaren’s mother […]

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RESTORE A LIFE TODAY

“SGI provides for the resident’s needs beyond the material, especially in their emotional healing. We are with them side by side and we support them.” – SGI Social Worker

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