About Shining Stars

Shining Stars is a Christian Faith-based non-profit organization that exists to rescue, restore, support and empower women, children and men who have been affected by human trafficking and sexual exploitation so that they have a future of hope and freedom.

Shining Stars’ vision is to see each survivor of trafficking and sexual exploitation recover from emotional, physical and mental trauma and abuse of sexual exploitation and human trafficking and come to know and understand that God loves them, and has plans of taking them away from the bondage of darkness into becoming SHINING STARS. It is also our goal to educate our community members, work with local law enforcement agencies to abolish human trafficking in San Diego County.

Shining Stars’ purpose is to provide a safe, nurturing and supportive environment in San Diego County that will facilitate spiritual, physical, mental and emotional healing through a Faith-based program centered on the grace and power of the Holy Spirit.

Shining Stars – Breaking Chains


1-on-1 Mentoring

1-on-1 Mentoring

A one year volunteer commitment where they will be working one on one with a survivor of human trafficking through their daily living.

Community Awareness

Community Awareness

We host and participate in events in and around San Diego to sound the alarm about human trafficking. Sign up for our email list for event updates!

Direct Resources for Women with children

Direct Resources for Women with children

We provide emergency hygiene needs, clothes, groceries as well as children’s’ needs. If you are in need, we may be able to help! Contact us!

The mentor position is a volunteer, one-year commitment where you will be working one on one with a survivor of human trafficking through their daily living.  Once you meet with the survivor, you will be able to figure out times and dates that will work best of the survivor according to their needs with the purpose of supporting and encouraging their recovery process.  This may include providing childcare or transportation to appointments, school, grocery shopping or Bible studies. 

The mentor will also guide survivor to obtain social services such as medical, social security card, driver’s license.  Guide survivor to education opportunities to obtain GED or diploma or higher education as appropriate.  Job opportunities and how to prepare a resume and how to interview and dress for a job. In addition, mentor will guide survivor to legal services to clear any warrants or tickets and connect with victim witness counseling or other benefits and restitution.  Fun activities such as going to the park, going for a walk, or going to the beach.  As a mentor, your purpose is to give them hope, encouragement and provide a loving, healthy, nurturing friendship.

Human Trafficking Statistics – The Need Is Great!

Cases Reported in California
Cases Reported Nationally
Calls to National Hotlines
Victims This Year

***Statistics from the National Human Trafficking Resource Center (NHTRC)
Download the Annual Report

Human Trafficking in San Diego

For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord,
plans to prosper you and not to harm you,
plans to give you hope and a future.

— Jeremiah 29:11 —

Our Team

We are few in numbers but mighty in passion, inspirtation, hope
that we can make a difference in human trafficking.


Our Partners and Affiliate Organizations

Alabaster ProjectAbolish Human Trafficking

We know that team work makes the dream work. We are grateful for all of those that partner with our organization and continue to support our mission.
Please contact us if you’d like to know more about how you can partner with us to end human trafficking.

1-888-373-7888 | Text: BeFree to 233733

I am only one but still I am one. I cannot do everything but still I can do something; and because I cannot do everything, I will not refuse to do something that I can do.

— Helen Keller —

Make a Donation

We can't do it without contributions from our generous donors. Please consider donating to our organization so that we can continue to make an impact in San Diego and beyond!

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  • The vision of Shining Stars Breaking Chains will always be, to help women, children and men be delivered from bondage to a future of hope and freedom.

    — Olivia Navarro —

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You may choose to look the other way but
you can never say again that you did not know.

— William Wilberforce —

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Shining Stars Breaking Chains

P. O. Box 4881
Oceanside CA 92052
Phone: (619) 354-1138
Email: contact@shiningstarsbreakingchains.org



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