PURPOSE Jewelry tells a story of hope, strength, and perseverance. When a girl escapes or is rescued from sex trafficking she is forced to deal with a tremendous amount of trauma caused by her experience with very little support. With her lack of education and employable skills, her options are limited and the future seems hopeless.
In 2007, International Sanctuary (iSanctuary) was created to address the many needs of these young women through holistic care and empowerment. The women are placed in mentoring programs, and provided with an education, medical care, counseling and employment in order to prepare them for the future. iSanctuary works with survivors in Mumbai, India and Orange County, California, and has served over 300 young women.
In September 2014, International Sanctuary launched PURPOSE Jewelry, a fashion jewelry brand that empowers survivors through employment and financial stability. Girls and young women are able to join healthy workplace communities that empower their transformation from victims to survivors. They are no longer defined by their past abuse as they are now skilled artisans who are building a bright future. PURPOSE provides a safe and loving environment where young women are free to laugh, grow, and be themselves.