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ABOUT

OUR VISION

The end of child trafficking and exploitation. Nothing less.

OUR MISSION

Love146 journeys alongside children impacted by trafficking today and prevents the trafficking of children tomorrow.

OUR VALUES

Defiant HOPE

We choose to hope as an act of defiance in the face of violence and horrific abuse. Children are our teachers. We are undeterred by despair and cynicism. Our hope is an insistence that every step is worth it.

INTENTIONAL THOUGHTFULNESS

We are working within a very complex issue. It is worth the extra time and resources to be thoughtful so that our solutions will endure and have a greater impact.

DELIBERATE COLLABORATION

We partner with diverse stakeholders to create effective solutions; using data and resources that work. Our investment in transformative relationships ensures that we are, in fact, stronger together.

STEADY PERSEVERANCE

Fueled by love, we stick around for the long haul. We know that the stories aren’t just about victories, triumphs, and fairytale endings — they’re about not giving up. We embrace stories that never truly end: that have complexity, struggle, beauty, and humanity.

RELENTLESS ADVOCACY

Prioritizing the needs of children creates a daily sense of urgency. In the midst of this, we challenge assumptions, ​imagine, develop, tweak, evaluate, and adapt our solutions so they can truly advance towards our vision. ​No matter the challenge or barrier, we always center on the child.

UNFILTERED JOY

In solidarity with children who are overcoming, we will laugh and play, celebrate the dignity of each person, and cherish the breakthroughs and wins along the way. As poet Cleo Wade says, “Joy is a form of radical self-care.” The vision of a world without child trafficking brings us joy.

OUR EQUITY STATEMENT

Our vision is the end of child trafficking, which compels us to continually operate from a posture of learning and growing. Love146 seeks to enhance the innovation and creativity, greater productivity, and employee satisfaction that derive from a well-managed, equitable, and accessible workplace. 

Love146 recognizes equity as everyone having access to the opportunities and the resources they need to thrive, which means dismantling inequitable practices and structural barriers to access and opportunities. Equity is imperative. This informs a thoughtful decision-making process, spurring collaboration and greater effectiveness, and enabling us to recruit, develop, and retain the best talent. We are committed to ensuring diversity, inclusion, and equity which are evident in our mission, organizational culture, structure, policies, strategic plans, and theory of change. The reality of ending child trafficking is not siloed and will require the perspectives of a diverse group of stakeholders, including our staff, board of directors, volunteers, and other key collaborators. 

As a global organization, Love146 prohibits discrimination and harassment against any applicant, employee, contractor, volunteer, or client. Our pursuit of a diverse, inclusive, equitable, and accessible organizational culture begins with valuing and dignifying all individuals of any race; color; religion; spirituality; sex; pregnancy; ethnicity; native language; national origin or ancestry; age; ability status; past, current, or prospective military status; citizenship; caregiver/parental status; marital or civil union status; physical appearance; socioeconomic status; sexual orientation; gender identity and/or expression; health status; or any other protected classifications.

Love146 is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

OUR APPROACH

Love146’s vision is the end of child trafficking and exploitation. Nothing less. We believe this is only possible through a bold, broad vision that cannot be achieved by only one person, organization, perspective, or approach. The movement of people who agree that no child should be trafficked encompasses a broad base of diverse stakeholders and supporters — people who disagree about a myriad of issues, but who all share the vision of the end of child trafficking. The movement benefits from this wide-reaching support and from its diversity; from the voices of people who come to the table with different perspectives and experiences. As such, Love146 strives to set a big table in order to foster both collaborations and the collective will to end child trafficking. We come to this table as learners, for while we seek to be experts on ending child trafficking we understand that we will never know it all. 

Child trafficking intersects with a wide range of issues including but not limited to housing insecurity, poverty, and racism. It does not occur in a vacuum. Traffickers prey on a multitude of vulnerabilities in order to exploit children. Therefore, in order to realize the end of child trafficking and exploitation we must acknowledge and devote effort to the issues that impact and intersect with child trafficking. By setting a big table we seek to cultivate connections with, partner alongside, and learn from those working to address related issues. A big table offers space for interdisciplinary approaches and solutions.

At Love146, our decisions and actions are guided by our vision, mission, values, and equity statement. A big table allows for more nuanced understanding of the issue of child trafficking and encourages continued conversations that can lead to real solutions for children. We don’t expect everyone to be comfortable at all times or to agree on all things. However, for those who want to listen, learn, and grow alongside us, there is always room at the table.

Financials & Impact

Transparency in our financials and program impact is of the highest priority to us. The documents here contain financial information from our US Office (Love146 – 501(c)(3) non-profit organization) including independent U.S. audits and U.S. government reports (IRS Form 990).

  • View 2019-2020 Impact Report (Q2)
  • View 2018-2019 Impact Report (Q4)
  • View 2018-2019 Impact Report (Q3)
  • View 2018-2019 Impact Report (Q2)
  • View 2016-2017 Program Impact Report
  • View 2015-2016 Program Impact Report
  • View 2014-2015 Program Impact Report
  • View 2013-2014 Program Impact Report
  • View 2012-2013 Program Impact Report
  • View 2011-2012 Program Impact Report
  • View 2010-2011 Program Impact Report
  • View 2009-2010 Program Impact Report
  • View 2018-2019 Annual Report
  • View 2017-2018 Annual Report
  • View 2016-2017 Annual Report
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  • View 2014-2015 Annual Report
  • View 2013-2014 Annual Report
  • View 2012-2013 Annual Report
  • View 2011-2012 Annual Report
  • View 2010-2011 Annual Report
  • View 2009-2010 Annual Report
  • View 2008 Annual Report
  • View 2007 Annual Report
  • View 2006 Annual Report**
  • View 2005 Annual Report**
  • View 2019-2020 Form 990 (IRS 2018 filing)
  • View 2018-2019 Form 990 (IRS 2018 filing)
  • View 2017-2018 Form 990 (IRS 2017 filing)
  • View 2016-2017 Form 990 (IRS 2016 filing)
  • View 2015-2016 Form 990 (IRS 2015 filing)
  • View 2014-2015 Form 990 (IRS 2014 filing)
  • View 2013-2014 Form 990 (IRS 2013 filing)
  • View 2012-2013 Form 990 (IRS 2012 filing)
  • View 2011-2012 Form 990 (IRS 2011 filing)
  • View 2010-2011 Form 990 (IRS 2010 filing)
  • View 2009-2010 Form 990 (IRS 2009 filing)
  • View 2009 Form 990*
  • View 2008 Form 990
  • View 2007 Form 990
  • View 2006 Form 990**
  • View 2005 Form 990**
  • View 2019-2020 Audited Financials
  • View 2018-2019 Audited Financials
  • View 2017-2018 Audited Financials
  • View 2016-2017 Audited Financials
  • View 2015-2016 Audited Financials
  • View 2014-2015 Audited Financials
  • View 2013-2014 Audited Financials
  • View 2012-2013 Audited Financials
  • View 2011-2012 Audited Financials
  • View 2010-2011 Audited Financials
  • View 2009-2010 Audited Financials
  • View 2009 Audited Financials*
  • View 2008 Audited Financials
  • View 2007 Audited Financials
  • View 2006 Audited Financials**

*Due to the US office changing their financial year end from December 31 to June 30, the 2009 audited financials and 990 forms represent a six-month financial year, January to June 2009.

**The 2005-06 annual reports/990s/audited financials are in the name of Justice For Children International.

If you’re having trouble locating what you need, or have any questions regarding our reports, please email us at info@love146.org.

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Love146 is committed to ethical practice in all that we do. This is particularly clear when talking about your donations. We were founded in 2002 as Justice For Children International. In the UK, Love146 is a registered public charity. In the US, Love146 is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. While Love146 is maintaining its international presence, financial growth from FY 2014 forward has been allocated to an exciting growth curve in our US programs.

OUR TEAM

Aria Flood

Director of US Prevention

Carlee MacDonald

Engagement Administrator

Daniella Pérez

Prevention Training Program Manager

Desiree Lakey

Prevention Program Coordinator

Dr. Gundelina Velazco

Director of Asia Survivor Care

Erin Glaccum

Prevention Program Strategist

Erin Williamson

Vice President of Global Programs and Strategy

Grace Hopkins

Database Specialist

James Plunkett

Prevention Advisory Specialist and Navigator

Jean-Pierre Sánchez Solis

Designer and Operations Specialist

Jennifer Franz

Senior Director of Operations and Human Resources

Jennifer Mickus

Accounting Coordinator

Jessica Stewart

Prevention Advisory Specialist

Joshua Stasko

Video and Digital Media Specialist

Kendra Baldazo-Tudon

Prevention Advisory Specialist

LaNaria Barnes

Senior Director of Finance

Maria Reyes

Survivor Care Intake and Program Coordinator

Marilyn Murray

Director of Communications

Marlena King

Survivor Care Employment & Education Manager

Monica Suber

Senior Accountant

Ramona MacIntyre

Development Specialist

Sarah Mouser

Prevention Program Manager

Sarah Spear

Senior Director of Development and Engagement

Shirley Koesnadi

Operations and Human Resources Manager

Tamarra Clark

CT Survivor Care Director

Tenisha Brown

Prevention Advisory Specialist

Thea Walsh

Grants Manager

Tiffany Runyan

Associate Director of Development
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Survivor care team

For their protection, our front-line Survivor Care team members aren’t listed on our team page.

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AVAILABLE JOBS, INTERNSHIPS, AND VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

Love146, Inc. seeks to recruit, develop, and retain qualified, high performing, and motivated employees to both fulfill the organization’s mission of ending child trafficking and exploitation and support the organization’s strategies, core values, and culture.

Fair compensation of employees is integral to this goal. In establishing compensation and total rewards strategy levels, Love146 recognizes that its responsibility as a 501(c)3 employer creates special considerations that relate to public trust and confidence.

The organization has a dual commitment to fiscal responsibility and providing compensation that is fair, reasonable, and consistent with compensation paid in the nonprofit sector for positions of comparable complexity and responsibility. The goal is to attract, retain, engage, and motivate high performing employees through a total rewards strategy which emphasizes compensation, benefits, work-life effectiveness, recognition, performance management, and talent development.

  • To help keep our administrative costs low, Love146 cannot respond to any phone inquiries or process any paper applications submitted via fax or mail. Our process is to review all applications and to contact only those applicants who are appropriate for current openings.
  • Please refer to a specific job description for detailed application instructions.
  • All questions can be directed to our HR Team at hr@love146.org.
HOW WE SUPPORT OUR TEAM
Sabbaticals and Generous Time-Off

This work is intense; we encourage staff to take time-off. Sick time is available immediately upon hire, vacation days increase over your years, and we have a sabbatical policy that employees are utilizing almost all the time.

Extras for field staff

Our frontline staff start out with 5 extra days of PTO, and our sabbatical leave is available sooner for staff working with vulnerable youth. Our team is trained and aware of strategies for supporting vicarious trauma. And because our survivor care workers go where youth go and that means a lot of travel, our social workers get a company car.

Coworkers who care

We hang out, we laugh a whole lot, we have meaningful conversations, and make time for it on the clock. Our leadership team listens and strives to be transparent about organizational growth needs and plans.

Benefits that we pay for

We don’t ask you to pay into basic medical and life insurance coverage, and we provide access to an employee assistance program that includes counseling, financial and legal advice, trainings, and coaching for things like student debt, home buying, and more.

Real-life balance

Whatever you’re juggling, be it parenting, ongoing education, or [fill in the blank], we're a place that prioritizes work-life effectiveness. We offer parental leave, flexible work schedules, and we lead with trust.

Kid & pet-friendly team

We expect to see your toddlers and cats on the Zoom call. It’s common to see the kids of our coworkers at work. And we welcome your pooch to snuggle at your feet (as far as our office spaces, phobias, and allergies allow.)

Programs models that prioritize relationship

We keep case-loads small for our survivor care team to prioritize clients' complex needs. Throughout our organization, believe in the power of transformative relationships - and we get feedback that it makes the work here feel different.

YOU MAKE THIS WORK POSSIBLE.

FAQs

In 2002, Co-Founders Rob Morris, Desirea Rodgers, Lamont Hiebert, and Caroline Hahm traveled to Southeast Asia on an exploratory trip to determine how they could serve in the fight against child sex trafficking. In one experience, a couple of our Co-Founders were taken undercover with investigators to a brothel where they witnessed children being sold for sex. This is the story that sparked our movement. To read more of this story, visit Why 146? page.

Yes. Love146 programs in the United States include Survivor Care and Prevention Education through our child trafficking and exploitation prevention curriculum, Not a Number.

Our Survivor Care program, presently based in Connecticut, serves over 100 youth annually. Through Rapid Responses, Long-Term Services, and Employment and Education Services, Love146 supports youth as they build the futures they envision for themselves, futures free from exploitation. Love146 also participates in case meetings to help inform the services youth receive from other providers, and offers support services to providers and caregivers so that they are better able to meet the needs of these youth. By providing direct services to youth and journeying with them as navigate child serving systems, we can help ensure youth receiving the best possible care as they leave exploitative situations. Our US Survivor Care work also includes a Rapid Response program, designed to respond to urgent calls to provide immediate support to a youth who has been identified as trafficked, exploited, or at high risk.

Our Prevention Education program, Not a Number, is an interactive, five-module prevention curriculum designed to teach youth how to protect themselves from human trafficking and exploitation through information, critical thinking, and skill development. Not a Number uses a holistic approach focusing on respect, empathy, individual strengths, and the relationship between personal and societal pressures that create or increase vulnerabilities. Love146 trains professionals to implement Not a Number in their own communities in order to reach as many youth as possible. For more information visit our Not a Number page.

Yes. We have two safe homes in the Philippines providing holistic care to children recovering from trafficking. For more information visit our Philippines Survivor Care page.

Yes. In the United Kingdom, Love146 delivers child protection and survivor care services, including housing accommodation and support services to child survivors of trafficking. Love146 primarily serves children from abroad trafficked into the country for the purposes of sex, labor, and other forms of exploitation. Through our Rapid Response Out-of-Hours Placement Service, we are able to provide short-term housing accommodation and support services to unaccompanied children and suspected and confirmed child victims of trafficking. Those identified as suspected and confirmed victims of trafficking have the option to move to alternative longer-term placements, if needed. For more information about service provision in the UK, please visit here.

We’re committed to transparency & ethical practices with your payments and donations, and resolving any errors regarding these charges. If you have made a donation to our work or payment for materials, a training or other products/services, please find our donation & payment refund policy here. Call 203.772.4420 or reach out to info@love146.org with questions. Thank you!

You can find out more about getting involved and volunteer teams here ; if you are interested in skilled volunteering or seeking employment, you can go here for a list opportunities.

Love146 is a trauma-based organization that highly values and protects the integrity and confidentiality of the children we serve. In addition, hosting short-term volunteers can be harmful to child who may becomes attached to someone who will leave soon after. Visit our Philippines Survivor Care page to learn more.

This is not something offered by Love146.

Love146 works strictly in survivor care, prevention education, professional training, and capacity building. We do, however, work closely with government agencies and organizations that recover children.

Love146 does not purchase children as a means of recovery from human trafficking. Though this may seem like an appropriate response, it is in fact contributing to the problem. The purchase of a child supports the very systems and structures of abuse that we are fighting. Financially supporting this system contributes to the circle of abuse by allowing the brothel owner, mamasan, or trafficker to simply purchase another child. In some cases, it actually increases the number of children trafficked. We support and endorse the work of recovery agencies and law enforcement that not only remove children from exploitation, but also shut down the business where exploitation occurs — and convict and sentence the traffickers.

Frankly, no one knows exactly how many people trafficking affects. One commonly cited statistic comes from the International Labor Organization: in 2016, the ILO estimated that more than 4 million children are victims of sex trafficking and labor trafficking worldwide (and not included in this number is millions more exploitation in forced marriage that this report measured, too). But these are still estimates – not “facts.” Trafficking is an illegal underground issue; it is incredibly complex and underreported. For these reasons, it difficult to measure, though more research is desperately needed. We know the problem is real. We know the problem is big. And behind every disputable estimate is a real person that cannot be dismissed.

It is with humility over the past few years that we at Love146 have looked more closely at the problem of outdated or questionable estimates being presented as hard facts. Misuse of statistics discredits the anti-human trafficking movement and doesn’t truly equip people to address trafficking in their own communities.

The United Nations defines human trafficking as, “the recruitment, transportation, transfer, harboring, or receipt of persons by improper means for an improper purpose including forced labor or sexual exploitation.” In the United States, the term “slavery” is strongly associated with our country’s history of chattel slavery, a public and government-sanctioned atrocity. At Love146, the youth we serve do not connect their experience with “slavery” and certainly would not identify as a “slave.” As a result, using the term slavery to describe human trafficking may make it harder for them and others who have been trafficked to recognize and acknowledge the exploitation perpetrated against them. To learn more about how we think about these terms, read our update Words Matter.

No. Love146 is an international human rights organization, serving people regardless of and does not discriminate on the basis of race, ethnicity, national origin, religion, political preference, sex, gender, sexual orientation, and disability.

Love146 believes partnerships across religious, political, social, and cultural boundaries are vital in working toward ending child trafficking and exploitation. Though the co-founders of Love146 were inspired by their own Christian faith, Love146 is not faith-based.

Files for print materials and limited quantities of materials may be available upon request to info@love146.org. Additionally, you can find a collection of Love146’s videos, many available for download here. You are welcome to use these videos at events and to promote Love146, but please never edit or use parts of Love146 videos in new productions of your own. Thank you!

You can find all our most up to date financial information in our Financials section. Our UK office’s financials can be found on the UK Charity Commission’s website.

Love146 is one of only a few hundred organizations that has met all 20 standards of charity accountability set by the Better Business Bureau, and in 2016 was considered in the top 9 percent of all charities rated by Charity Navigator.

Love146 is funded by individuals as well as other sources of funding include grants, foundations, businesses, and faith communities.

We have in the past, but presently do not fund other organizations.

Love146 staff are sometimes available for media interviews. Due to high demand, staff are unable to provide interviews for other purposes such as student research projects. To speak with staff in the US or the Philippines please send your request to info@love146.org. In the UK, please contact info@love146.org.uk.

Love146 upholds the protection of sensitive client information, and in the US, our Survivor Care program is HIPAA compliant. You can read more about our privacy and nondiscrimination practices here.