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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.
Our Director of Asia Survivor Care shares about what a safe home means to her.
“No one was looking for them.” These are the words used by…
The state known for its exceptional pizza is also one that harbors human trafficking.
Love146’s CEO Steve Martin shares how looking towards Love146’s future involves delving into history.
We asked our monthly partners: why do you give? Here’s what they sent back.
Kylie Abegg, our Texas Regional Coordinator, talks about what child trafficking looks like in Texas, in her hometown.
What’s the number one most strategic thing you can do to help Love146 fight child trafficking and exploitation?
Kelly, a Love146 Task Force Leader and Florida resident, talks about the unique characteristics of human trafficking in Central Florida.
The term “partner” has as many different definitions as there are charities…
On our “fridge door” for the children in our care, this is what we’d put up.
Our Director of Asia Aftercare describes the powerful ways education can transform a survivor’s life.
What does education mean to survivors of child trafficking in the Round Home? No one says it better than, well, the survivors of child trafficking in the Round Home.
Love146 supporter Ruth Tam talks about the unique ways human trafficking is discussed and present in her city: Washington D.C.
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.
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.
A video of children in our safe homes riding bikes. A huge thank you to the amazing people at Specialized Bikes for extraordinary generosity.
Cassie, the leader of a Love146 Task Force, explains why you should start a group on YOUR campus.
How one supporter’s incredible generosity stopped us in our tracks.
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.
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