I prayed to own a bike

Remy has spent years with Love146 recovering from trafficking. Last fall, she received a bike from Specialized Bikes. This is a piece she wrote in response.


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The bike follows my lead & I am the one leading my own life

Recently, Specialized Bikes, one of the largest bike brands in the world, donated 16 bikes to survivors Love146 serves, as well as provided a training on how to maintain them. Here’s how Josephine, a survivor in the Round Home, describes the significance of bikes in her own words.


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Anti-trafficking FAIL

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.


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Cheers to Hope

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.


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The Book of Justice is Boring

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.


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Trafficking in Rural America

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.


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Taken 1: We don’t want Liam Neeson

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.


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The Meaning of July 4th for the Negro

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.


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From Cynicism to Joy

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?


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Happy New Year!

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.


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The Cost of Freedom

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.


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Victims to Liberators

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.


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The Science & Art of Survivor Care

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.


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The Here and Now

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.


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UN “Peacekeepers”

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.


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How Long

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.


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A Night of Promises

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.


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I just couldn’t stop

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…


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Three Things I’ve Learned About Foster Care

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.


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Infuriating

The children walked away traumatized, and with physical pains… and the trafficker walked away with hundreds of dollars sent through money transfers.


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Tread on Trafficking: Perspire to Inspire

“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.


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To the Abused…

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.


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Seeing through a child’s eyes

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.


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