An gathering of hope, inspiration, and generosity
to end child trafficking.
Responding urgently & providing long-term holistic care for children affected by trafficking.
Equipping youth to understand vulnerability, spot traffickers, and seek help.
Connecting with parents, professionals, and community members to protect children.
The phrase “human trafficking” was introduced decades ago with relatively few people tracking the issue. But today, many of us know about this horrific crime. The number of reports about children being trafficked is skyrocketing. It can seem like the issue is getting worse as new stories are unearthed. But the more deeply we understandably the issue of child trafficking, the closer we are to ending it.
“It always seems impossible until it's done.”
Not a Number is an interactive child trafficking and exploitation prevention curriculum designed to provide youth with information and skills in a manner that inspires them to make safe choices. Youth learn to identify and utilize healthy support systems that may decrease their vulnerabilities.
Children sometimes struggle with processing the instability of our world, and that can be especially difficult for survivors of child trafficking. We are there alongside them, developing therapeutic messages during this global crisis that will help children persevere in their healing journey.
Are you or someone you know in need of urgent help? Call the US National Trafficking Hotline: 1-888-3737-888
When we first met Emilia*, she was waving and calling to us from inside the fence of the government shelter, “Take me to the Round Home now, please, now!” Over and over again. All we could promise her was, “we’ll come back for you.” Emilia had heard of Love146, and was asking to come to our safe home. When paperwork was processed, she joined us. She came into our care in the Philippines at age 13, after being trafficked for sex.
Emilia has a huge personality. She’s driven, high energy, and is a local special olympics medal winner.
This photo was taken on a vacation away from the home, to Taal Volcano. Earlier on the day this photo was taken, Emilia (along with her friends) rode horseback up the volcano you see in the background of this photo.
*named changed for protection & privacy