People at the Center
How a digital consultancy firm and an organization of abolitionists ended up together. …
How a digital consultancy firm and an organization of abolitionists ended up together. …
October is national Anti-Bullying Month, and we are struck by the ways in which Not a #Number, Love146’s child trafficking and exploitation prevention program, can create a space where youth feel safe to share about their experiences — ways they’ve been hurt, ways they’ve hurt others — and learn strategies to build their resilience, identify support systems, and increase their empathy.
Listen to Love146’s UK Chief Executive, Tania Bright, as she shares more about the significance of this day for our work combatting modern day child slavery in the UK, and abroad.
We can’t undo the events that made them grow up so fast. But we can show them that there is so much more to who they are than these experiences. When a survivor in our care starts to breath deeper, laugh, discover who they are and what they’re passionate about, and experience their childhoods… that’s the day abolition arrives in their life.
Hong escaped exploitation a year ago. Now that freedom is starting to catch up with her, she’s learning how to keep her hopes for the future alive in the present.
For years, Lanh didn’t have a way to talk about the violence she had been through — that is, until the day a child she barely knew helped her find the words she needed.
This summer, Yamile’s fourth birthday was an occasion to celebrate the bright future of all children, no matter their past. Learn how you can join in the celebration by putting your love into action!
I’ll never forget the first time that my youngest son recognized that I was a different color than him.
A lot of people ask us what life looks like for the children in the Love146 safe homes in the Philippines. The answer? You might be surprised by how “regular” it appears.
It’s harder to feel useless when the little tomato garden is growing healthy under your care. It’s harder to believe that nobody has hope in your future when a grown-up is reminding you to take your vitamins. It’s harder to believe you’re unlovable when the baby goat comes running to you every morning.
Five myths about trafficking in the UK. The bottom line: They’re children, they’re here, and we have to safeguard them.
A teenager learns how to recognize the signs of trafficking — and knows what to do during a potentially risky encounter.
Every child who comes to our safe home door means we as a society have been too late. Nevertheless, we persist. Because every child is precious. Because we have seen again and again that love can overcome.
Without a focus on justice, there’s a dark possibility that for every child we care for, another spot for a child to be victimized is vacated. Hear about what motivates the children in our Survivor Care Program who choose to testify against their exploiters in court…
Tips on staying safe and minimizing your vulnerability while playing Pokémon Go. Because you’re worth more than Mewtwo. (And you’re DEFINITELY worth more than Pidgey.)
Music plays an important therapeutic role in our safe homes for children who have survived trafficking and exploitation. As they heal and play and grow, they fill the space with song.
Our US Survivor Care program has meant the world to children in Connecticut, children we know by name. Individual donors helped start this from scratch. That’s hope. Now, it will be expanding substantially, thanks in large part to contributions from fines and penalties paid by convicted federal offenders. That’s justice.
At Love146, we know home is a big deal. And since our U.K. Survivor Support doesn’t currently offer residential services, we find other ways to make home happen.
Make yema with the kids in your life and help them wrap it up. Print these labels to tie or stick onto the packages, and then let the kids sell the candy to support the work of Love146!
The fall of 1961 was marked by turbulent times in the U.S. The entire nation was gripped with fear.
There are too many forces in this world that make young people’s worlds feel smaller. We’ve found in our prevention work that the solution doesn’t come from new rules to follow or new things to fear. The solution is stepping into a bigger world.
It’s obvious to us that the Love146 farm animals have cared for the kids just as the kids have cared for them. We owe them a big thank you.
If there were more of us who carried shame when we should, there would be fewer people carrying it when they shouldn’t.
One of the most disturbing things about the recent Stanford rape case is that there seems to be a willful refusal to see the victimization and Brock Turner’s responsibility for it.
We’re reminded of the power of simply SEEING the problem when, in our prevention program, a teen boy looks at us with tears in his eyes and says, “I think I’ve hurt someone.”
When the Round Home goats gave birth this spring, their newborn kids reminded us that this world is not an easy place to be small.
We opted to go through his apps and messages. Kik was the first one we opened. That’s when we discovered “Laurie Bartlett.” This attractive, 20ish, flirty blond with great taste in underwear had, for some unknown reason, taken an interest in and privately messaged my 12-year old son.
When life feels safe enough, your eyes and your heart can begin to open to the beauty and wideness of the world.
Driving, like many things, holds therapeutic potential in our Survivor Care. For one youth, it means a big step towards a future with even more freedom.
Don’t ask for more details. Don’t feel you should reciprocate vulnerability. Do believe them.
This month, for the first time, volunteers in New York State connected with a local business to fund local work supporting our in-depth prevention education curriculum, Not a #Number, designed to help keep vulnerable youth safe. `
A few weeks ago we brought a young boy into our care at the White Home for boys in the Philippines. He was removed from a situation of exploitation with other children for an international cyber-porn operation. The perpetrators have been arrested. The good news is that he is now safe and beginning his long road of recovery.
My investigation into the source for a commonly shared trafficking statistic led to a horrifying conclusion: That the stat was just not true… and was the result of someone doing some really illogical math.
Tuyen was trafficked into the UK, exploited as a domestic slave, forced to work in a nail bar, and then then forced into sexual exploitation. As was the case with Tuyen, Love146 supports young people in foster placements, being present with them when they speak with the police, and assisting them through the court process. We’re there for as long as they need us, whatever it takes.
While law enforcement wrestles the tech industry over encryption and privacy rights, what’s a parent to do?
A supporter writes: There is something really unique about the way you educate about your cause, something raw and at the same time so loving that attracts me. I don’t know as much about any other organizations to which I donate as I do about you.
While notable progress has been made in terms of buy-in, some agency leaders and personnel continue to not see human trafficking as a concern in their local communities. We need a strong on-the-ground understanding and enforcement of current laws, as well as tools and protocols for identifying, investigating, and prosecuting these crimes.
The story of hope from a 1-year old survivor of exploitation.
Love146 is proud to be part of the Generation Freedom coalition building…
… by petitioning your state’s Attorney General
Our state legislature is meeting right now and considering new measures that will strengthen our ability to stop traffickers and help support victims of human trafficking and commercial sexual exploitation.
175 years later, the Supreme Court decision in the Amistad case is a part of an unfinished conversation about racial justice as the nation confronts the problems of police bias, voter suppression, mass incarceration, and educational inequity as the scourge of slavery persists in the form of human trafficking.
We recently welcomed a 1-year old survivor of human trafficking into our care in the Philippines. Yes, a One. Year. Old.
When you’re standing in the midst of a dream come true … and a 5-year old who you would think shouldn’t have a reason to even smile again pulls you out onto the dance floor to dance … you dance.
We are grateful for the love, community, and movement that will allow us to reach tens of thousands of youth with Not a #Number, our prevention education curriculum, throughout the country in the next two to three years.
Sharing a meal together creates a sense of community and fellowship — and emphasizes to the young people we partner with that they are not journeying alone.
Do many fans come to the Super Bowl with a pocket full of cash to buy sex? And do traffickers amp up their businesses to cater to this flash audience?
Lynne Chitty, our UK Care Director, met Quyen when she was 16. She arrived from France, where she had been trafficked and sexually exploited…
Anti-trafficking training and awareness is starting to show results.
A survivor learned enough of the warning signs to seek help, and a community mobilized quickly to help keep her safe.
Caroling is a tradition in the Philippines, wherein children go from house…
At Love146, different forms of self-expression are encouraged, including music. Every little sound they make is met with lavish praise and encouragement.
A profound poem by Cecily, a survivor being served by Love146 in our Round Home in the Philippines.
This holiday season, there are a lot of ways that you can support Love146. We have e-cards, printable cards, awesome gift items, and even hanging wall pennants!
“I met him at the mall… I met him at the park…
“Thank you for giving me shoes.” “Thank you for giving me decent…
“We are the world’s children. We are the victims of exploitation and…
I find answering loaded questions that come in through social media is…
When I was growing up, my mom taught us to “count to…
Note: Love146’s Survivor Care Program Manager, Erin Williamson, has been given a…
I rode my bike across the Alps to conquer the mountain and to help Love146 conquer child trafficking.
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