Responding urgently & providing long-term holistic care for children affected by trafficking.
Equipping youth to understand vulnerability, spot traffickers, and seek help.
Connecting with parents, professionals, and community members to protect children.
Love146 journeys alongside children impacted by trafficking today and prevents the trafficking of children tomorrow.
We reach thousands of youth with education that equips them to recognize vulnerabilities and protect themselves from exploitation.
We come alongside trafficked children, remaining a constant support and relentlessly advocating for them.
We operate two safehomes in the Philippines providing holistic care for children who’ve been trafficked.
As an international organization, we recognize that there is no single narrative of what child trafficking looks like. Children are trafficked through commercial sexual exploitation and forced labor. They are victimized in countries of origin, transit, and destination. Their traffickers are family members, strangers, “romantic partners,” “friends,” and “employers”. They are trafficked by single individuals and organized crime groups. Because there is no single form of child trafficking, there is no single model or solution that can bring about the end of child trafficking.
The trafficking of children will end when our collective expectations of what is possible, what is just, and what is effective have been reoriented.
We believe that making the world a safe place for children is only possible through a bold, broad vision that cannot be achieved by only one organization or approach. At Love146, we connect the dots to understand how vulnerability operates in the lives of children, and intervene both to care for survivors who have been harmed and ultimately to prevent harm from happening in the first place. Our work is achieved through the power of relationships and collaboration, listening to those with lived experience and diverse backgrounds, scaling proven practices, and challenging the systems that leave children vulnerable. Our core commitment is to do what is best for children.
Love146 believes in the unique power of relationships to increase children’s resilience and survivors’ recovery and overall well-being. Beyond helping children achieve specific goals, Love146’s programs foster relationships, both with our team and other community members — out of a belief that it’s these relationships that will bring about lasting transformation. Through this approach, we come together to support individuals and make a safer world for children.
In order to be effective, programs need to be informed by evidence, based on strong theoretical frameworks, and promote practices that are proven to produce positive outcomes for children. Love146 is committed to investing in and delivering innovative services and rigorously evaluating our efforts. By measuring the impact of our programs on the children we serve, we aim to set a standard that reimagines what effective child trafficking prevention and survivor care can look like, and sharing our findings so that they may be replicated at scale.
Love146 recognizes that society’s inadequate response and systemic failures allow for the ongoing exploitation of children. In addition, social determinants and marginalization put some children at higher risk, and result in the inequitable provision of services and justice. Alongside survivors and a movement of those committed to the same vision, Love146 works to address these issues in our communications, programmatic work, and efforts to advocate for broad-based responses that reduce children’s vulnerabilities, and uphold their rights and dignity.
Are you or someone you know in need of urgent help? Call the US National Trafficking Hotline: 1-888-3737-888
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