Solid Ground International is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the help, assistance, and healing of individuals exploited by human trafficking. Our main purpose is to restore these individuals to full health and independent living through the establishment and maintenance of transitional housing.
In 2012 Lynette Hsu volunteered in Cebu, Philippines as an Aftercare Associate with International Justice Mission (IJM). While training and teaching IJM aftercare social workers, she realized the full extent of the issues facing human trafficking victims. Though the survivors she met with had courageously persevered and healed from their physical and psychological wounds, Dr. Hsu learned that after IJM’s rescue and crisis care, survivors are vulnerable to re-trafficking because they are not fully restored and also lack the skills and experience necessary to be able to live independently. She felt it upon her heart to respond by creating transitional housing that provides shelter, food, life skills training and healing moving survivors into independence and hope. Immediately after returning home to the Bay Area, Dr. Hsu and like minded friends formed Solid Ground International.