About the Foundation

cropped-Screen-Shot-2016-01-13-at-3.28.25-PM.pngThe United Nations estimates that 27 to 30 million individuals are currently caught in the global slave trade industry. According to the United States Department of State data, an estimated 600,000 to 820,000 men, women, and children are trafficked across international borders each year, approximately 70 percent are women and girls and up to 50 percent are minors. The data also illustrates that the majority of transnational victims are trafficked into commercial sexual exploitation. Some of the largest trafficking areas are in California including San Francisco, San Diego, Los Angeles, and Orange County.

Virginia Isaias created the Foundation for Survivors of Human Trafficking (FSTH), a small non-profit organization located in Santa Ana, after she and her infant daughter escaped from forced slavery and prostitution. Virginia works tirelessly to help prevent domestic violence and human trafficking and to help survivors restore their full dignity and reintegrate into society. Sadly, demand for services overwhelms their limited resources and currently runs solely on donations and the support from limited volunteers.

FSTH’S VISION:
A world without violence, slavery, and exploitation, survivors of human trafficking can live a dignified, happy and very successful life.

FSTH’S MISSION:
To provide support to all those who have suffered abuse, domestic violence or any type of modern slavery (sexual or labor exploitation), or who have been deprived of their rights and/or freedom, and to ensure survivors receive respect and understanding.

OUR COMMON VALUES
• Service Culture
• Dignity
• Integrity
• Respect
• Personal Growth
• Hope
• Solutions
• Advocacy and Community Approach

TWO KEY FOCUS AREAS:
PREVENTION

• We offer educational workshops on prevention of child abuse, domestic violence, modern slavery, abduction and exploitation, with an emphasis on what the “red flags” are and a focus on the reality of a growing tragedy that’s currently taking place in our communities.

REINSTATEMENT OF SURVIVORS:
• We restore physical, psychological, spiritual, emotional health and wellness, including the recovery of self-esteem to achieve full happiness.
• We provide the opportunity to volunteer and support survivors so they may regain their dignity, respect, happiness and growth.

PHILANTHROPY
Many organizations ask for support to achieve their goals and it is often difficult to choose with good intentions among so many organizations. With FSTH, you can easily rest assured of selecting an organization with significant impact, support, and dedication, as we can reflect a history of successful accomplishments throughout the communities.