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About Us

MISSION STATEMENT

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.

BACKGROUND

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.

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Lynette Hsu, MD, Board Chairperson, Solid Ground InternationalLynette Hsu, MD
Board Chairperson
Dave Wouter, President, Solid Ground InternationalDavid Wolter
President
Sandra Borgest, VP Marketing, Solid Ground InternationalSandra Borgest
Vice President, Marketing
JoAnna L. QuanJoAnna L. Quan, MSW-ACSW
Vice President, Clinical Operations
Romina Yaganeh, Treasurer, Solid Ground InternationalRomina Yeganeh
Treasurer

Stories

Jhea’s story

November 8th, 2015 When I was 11, I ran away from home, due to years of abuse in my household....

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How You Can Help

Volunteer. Pray. Host a fundraising event. These are all ways you can partner with us to help restore those exploited by human trafficking to full health and independent living through transitional housing.

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