Interruptions, Gratefulness, and Harry Potter
How one supporter’s incredible generosity stopped us in our tracks.
How one supporter’s incredible generosity stopped us in our tracks.
Two years ago, as I was sitting in the back of one…
In the Love146 safe homes, the appalling consequences of child trafficking and exploitation brutally confront us everyday.
In an attempt to get the world to pay attention to the dark realities of human trafficking, we might actually be hurting the people we’re trying to help.
If you walked into Saint Arnold Brewing Company in Houston last Tuesday night, you would have seen dozens of Texans all gathered to protect and care for vulnerable children.
In the day to day work of Love146, our days are not always filled with dramatic events, whether they are victories or defeats, or even lively discussions about issues surrounding our work. Some days, we write another page in the book of justice by showing up day after day.
Human trafficking in rural areas has it’s own, unique characteristics. From our experience in the field and our direct work with survivors in these types of locations, here are some patterns we have noticed.
Read about how one supporter uses fashion as a way to end child trafficking and exploitation.
In chasing after the highlight reel, we might zip right past moments of beauty and transformation.
Whenever we talk to people about human trafficking, people often tell us: “Oh! Like in the movie Taken!” and frequently joke about how awesome it would be to have Liam Neeson working for us. But we don’t want Liam Neeson. We want his stunt double.
In 1852, Frederick Douglass, a former slave, was invited to give a speech at an event commemorating the signing of the Declaration of Independence, held at Rochester’s Corinthian Hall. Here are a few excerpts from his biting oratory.
We’re inundated with hateful social media posts and depressing news stories. It’s not hard to become cynical. But how can we focus on joy instead?
Our Faith Community Coordinator, shares about taking his son to see fireworks for the first time, and the honor of being a child’s protector.
At Love146, typical of many non-profits, we operate on a fiscal year instead of a January to December calendar year. Our “year” goes from July to June, and today is New Year’s Eve.
The Supreme Court decided this week to strike down a Los Angeles ordinance allowing police to inspect hotel guest records on demand and without a warrant. Here’s what this could mean for trafficked children.
Read about how survivors can play an important role in the healing of other children, and how this can liberate them from their earlier victimhood.
Dr. Gundelina Velazco shares about how survivor care is both a science and an art, and how in the Round Home, we aim to discover the true attributes of each child and bring them out through loving attention, encouragement, and affirmation.
Love146 Director of Asia Aftercare shares about how one of the ways we help survivors of child trafficking heal is to focus their awareness of the here and now. Not just the present but the very present. Which is the here, and the now.
Among the heartbreaking headlines this week was the news that UN peacekeepers barter goods that meet basic needs, including food and medicine, in exchange for sex with the populations they’re meant to serve. It’s incredibly difficult to find a sense of relief in the UN’s response.
Jo Nicholson, Love146’s Development Manager in the UK, shares about her journey of discovering the reality of child trafficking.
When I was a child and our family headed out on a road trip, I was that kid that kept asking every 10 minutes: “How long until we get there?” I’m still asking that question.
Last Saturday, over a hundred and fifty people gathered to sustain the work of abolition at the Denver Art Museum for the very first Love146 Red Gala in Colorado.
I first participated in Tread on Trafficking in 2012 when a friend of mine told me about the Love146 because he knew I was looking for a way to do something for a good cause…
When it comes to trafficking of children within the U.S., children and youth in the foster care system are extremely vulnerable. As an anti-trafficking advocate, I’ve known this for years. As a relatively new foster parent, I’m re-learning it daily.
What do bake sales and brewery tours, taxi drivers and hotels all have in common?
The children walked away traumatized, and with physical pains… and the trafficker walked away with hundreds of dollars sent through money transfers.
When most of us hear the words “online child predator,” we picture a creepy older guy in dark basement. But there is no stereotype.
Who makes sure that charity groups are playing by the rules that make up best practices? Well, that’s where the charity watchdog groups come in—the Mr. Spock’s of the nonprofit world.
I walked into my office this morning and was made aware of an online fundraising effort by Patriot fans to raise money to help pay the one million dollar fine…
Air squats. Cartwheels. 146m runs. Here’s how one Crossfit gym used their workout to tread on trafficking.
Carolina Fuentes, Texas Prevention Coordinator, shares about taking on the role of a mother in the community through reminding vulnerable youth that they are valued.
Here are some of our favorite moments from the Love146 Red Gala in New York.
We shared your comments on the video of Remy’s story. Read Remy’s reaction…
I was in high school when I first heard of modern day slavery… and I knew that I would spend my life fighting against it.
The boy came running into the house, breathing so hard he was…
The Love146 Round Home is a weirdly beautiful place—A tree house is…
What does it take to bring down a trafficker? It takes a powerful hero who will topple obstacles and stare down monsters: it takes a child.
“It all started when my friends forgot when my birthday was…” Supporter Christina Bui shares about how she recruited friends to #TreadOnTrafficking by running in the annual Philadelphia Love Run.
Book Excerpts highlight a piece of writing that has provoked further thought for…
“Human trafficking does not impact me. At least that’s what I thought years ago as a fairly naïve college student. Fast forward a decade later: my wife, Leah, gave birth to our daughter, Brielle, and everything changed.” Supporter Patrick shares about what inspired him to #TreadonTrafficking.
Supporter Katrina shares about organizing an annual community hike in New Hampshire to #TreadonTrafficking.
When gently asked how she was feeling, she said through tears, “I feel so alone in this world and that I have no parents at all.”
The Round Home has been open for six years this month. Dozens…
April is child abuse awareness month, but many of us live aware of abuse year-round. To the survivors of child abuse journeying with us: your healing is important to us. Your support in heart, in voice, and in gifts makes healing possible for others.
Christopher Grady, Texas Strategic Partnerships Coordinator, shares about how the song “We Shall Overcome” speaks to him as someone fighting for justice.
How can we equip a youth in a short period of time to protect themselves from the dangers they could be facing?
Recently, the girls and boys in the Love146 Round Home and White Home went to the Mall of Asia in Manila to watch the movie “Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb,” and they saw in the movie life lessons that we as adults often overlook.
Those who sexually exploit children in motels and hotels usually hide behind tightly closed doors. But in this case, we made sure they were fully visible to the Court.
When St. Patrick was only 16, he was kidnapped by Irish raiders from his home in Britain and brought to Ireland as a slave.
Kristen Guerrieri, a stay at home mom, decided to run in a red dress during rush hour traffic. Then a friend joined her. Then another…
What can we learn about modern day slavery by looking at the African American experience?
James Stewart, Founder of Historians Against Slavery, shares his thoughts on the contrasts between slavery “then” and “now.”
A post from our Director of Asia Survivor Care: “It’s a heartbreaking sight to watch a toddler walk the path toward our home. She cannot speak, yet reveals in actions the horrors that she’s gone through…” (The content in this story may be triggering for survivors of child abuse.)
Jennifer Franz, Love146 Accounting Coordinator, shares about a book that inspires her to have a foundation of love.
Chipper is a therapy dog dropout. But he found a new way to brighten the world: raising funds for Love146!
Carolina Fuentes, Texas Prevention Coordinator, talks about an encounter with a young boy in a classroom.
Celebrate: to refrain from ordinary business to mark a special occasion. In…
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