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Forgotten Children, Inc

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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Children & Youth, Children & Youth Services, Human Services, Victims Services

Mission: Our mission is to rescue, restore, empower and educate victims of human trafficking.

Results: We've assisted more than 7,000 victims.

Target demographics: Victims of human trafficking and sexual exploitation.

Direct beneficiaries per year: 4,800

Geographic areas served: The greater Los Angeles, Orange County and Inland Empire.

Programs: Forgotten Children, Inc. (FCI) provides after care and extensive support services to victims of human trafficking, sexual exploitation and violence. Our mission is to rescue, restore, educate and bring hope to victims of human trafficking and sexual exploitation. As a non-profit organization, we were established in 2006, in direct response to the growing issues of human trafficking in San Bernardino, Lynwood, and the South Los Angeles community. We strive to eradicate human trafficking and the sexual exploitation of women and girls by providing comprehensive intervention and prevention services that address the mental, emotional and psychological impact caused by high-risk behaviors. Since our inception, we have established a safe house in San Bernardino, several street teams, a jail bag program and a resource/support center in Lynwood. We have reached more than 5,000 women through our street outreach and have provided housing to more than 100 women. Our primary goal is to reduce the number of women and families impacted by human trafficking by providing awareness and training to families, schools, churches and key community stake-holders located in "hot zone" areas such as: Inglewood, Compton, Lynwood, Long Beach, South Los Angeles, Orange County and San Bernardino. Our prevention and intervention services include: emergency and short-term shelter, community education, reentry programs, street outreach, group therapy, and community resources. We also work with various law enforcement agencies to provide advocacy and support. Anyone is at risk of being trapped into Sexual Human Trafficking through the means of force, fraud, or coercion. According to the Center for Missing & Exploited Children, 1 in 7 endangered runaways reported to the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children in 2013 were likely sex trafficking victims, and 67 percent of them were in the care of social services or foster care.

Community Stories

8 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I love this organization and it's mission! They save victims of human trafficking and bring hope to the community.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Forgotten Children, Inc, is true to their mission and their word. They are truly a ministry called by God.

1 Shondra S.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Forgotten Children is a staple in the Lynwood and Compton communities. Their genuine passion and love is what makes this organization work. From the CEO to the volunteers all of assistance is delivered with compassion and service to these communities. FCI is always inseasrch of how to remedy the issue, how to reach out to service more and more individuals who need the help. Human trafficking is one of those issues no one likes to talk about, or even realize it may go on in their own community. FCI is ensuring that everyone knows that they have to power to stop this. Through education, rehabilitation, and love.

1

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Forgotten Children is an amazing organization committed to its mission. Their staff and volunteers have a heart for girls who have been trafficked. I’ve never met a more committed group of individuals.

Client Served

Rating: 5

FCI is an amazing organization. We were honored to worked with them last year, as we hosted our Beauty Victimized/Unvictimized event to raise awareness for human trafficking in Compton, CA.

Tera was one of our speakers who shared some eye-opening information regarding the statistics of human trafficking, age range of young people who are preyed upon, and so much more.

Tera had a visual presentation and credible references that allowed our audience to understand all that she was presenting. She was very professional, knowlegeable, and prepared. We truly enjoyed her and believe FCI is creating a new life for young girls who were once lost but now found.

Phyllis Keith B.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Forgotten Children Inc cares about women. This organization reaches into the lives of women who are involved in sex trafficking. I am amazed at the level of compassion FCI shows concerning women at each stage of their progress. FCI reaches out to women on the streets, women in jails, and women who reside in Rachel's House of Healing. FCI supplies basic needs of food, clothing, and shelter for these women. They also provide many other needs such as counseling, health and exercises classes, and life skills. I have observed FCI staff interact with the residents of Rachel's House of Healing by instilling hope in each women. The staff has also exhibited integrity, honesty, and transparency with fellow staff members and volunteers.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Forgotten Children Inc is an organization that rescues victims of human trafficking. And is set-up to ensure that these women go through the restoration process, keeping them in a safe house while equipping and educating them as well as counseling them. I have seen first-hand the transformation in some of the girls I have had the privilege to mentor. Forgotten Children's Staff and Volunteers are fully invested in not only transforming the rescued victims for their lifetime but also having them become independent survivors.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

In a climate of greed, Forgotten Children is truly one of those organizations that put their clients first-I've seen it first hand. The services they provide to the women they rescue is incomparable; from housing, new or gently used clothing, food, transportation, counseling and the list goes on. The Executive Director and her staff works hard day in and day out to ensure these women have a safe place. My heart melts for this organization, thank you!!!