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International Sanctuary

International Sanctuary

The mission of International Sanctuary is to empower young women and girls who are survivors of human trafficking and abuse with tools to embrace their true worth, make independent choices, and reach their full potential. Through our social enterprise, Purpose Jewelry, participants obtain financial support and job training. Through our new Academy program they gain opportunities for on-site education, personal skills development, group & individual counseling, and career coaching.

Industries: Vocational Training/ Livelihoods, Education, Fashion/Apparel/Textile
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The Work

2. Business sustainability

Employment of survivors will be funded through the sale of jewelry, while all other care services will be funded through donations to International Sanctuary.

3. Innovation

One of the defining principals of our goals for the Academy, and for iSanctuary as a whole, is that of cultivating self-sufficiency. IS is committed to sustainable income development, so it is not enough for our participants to simply learn jewelry making. Our aim is to put the power of decision making in the hands of survivors with the tools to be truly independent, ultimately reducing their reliance on programs like ours.

"I have learned so much working with our program participants. There are many challenges, but at the end of the day knowing we have made a difference is what matters!"

— Alyson Program Development Specialist

"It is very fulfilling work! We have a unique work environment that offers variety day to day."

— Alex Operations Coordinator

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