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Rob Morris to anti-trafficking leaders: “Effective prevention takes time.”

“Why prevention education?” That was the topic at a keynote speech recently that our President & Co-founder Rob Morris gave to the National Roundtable on Safeguarding Children and Prevention Education, hosted by the McCain Institute and The Department of Health and Human Services. You might think it would be the shortest speech ever: “Because Prevention Education will create a safer world for children.” Simple, right? But getting there is hard. “We have to be thoughtful because we want our solutions to be effective and sustainable,” Rob told government officials, law enforcement, and selected leaders from the anti-trafficking movement in attendance. “We deal daily with the tension that exists between thinking through solutions and the knowledge that children are being exploited and trafficked every day. That’s what makes prevention so difficult, because it takes time.”

SEE ROB'S FULL SPEECH HERE

Great news: No more wait list for our U.S. Survivor Care!

A few months ago we reached out because we needed your help. There were more children who needed our care than we had the capacity to care for. Well, thanks to your incredibly generous response and increased government funding, we now know that if a child needs our long-term care, we have a social worker who can begin working with them, and they won’t end up stalled on a “waitlist” for help.

HEAR OUR TEAM REFLECT ON THE WORK

Our Survivor Care in the U.S. has reached 500 children

A few months ago we reached out because we needed your help. There were more children who needed our care than we had the capacity to care for. Well, thanks to your incredibly generous response and increased government funding, we now know that if a child needs our long-term care, we have a social worker who can begin working with them, and they won’t end up stalled on a “waitlist” for help.

LEARN MORE ABOUT OUR RAPID RESPONSES

Moving toward independence in the U.K.

It’s a long journey for a trafficked young person from Southeast Asia to the UK — but a much shorter journey moving into a new flat once you’ve been removed from your exploitation. When one of the young people we work with received the good news that he was cleared to stay in the UK, our team helped him move into a new, unfurnished apartment. We took him shopping and helped him create the kind of home he wants to live in while he receives the support he needs to recover from his exploitation. As he settles into home, we’ll still support him, because we never close a case.

Love146 in the Journal of Child Abuse & Neglect

A detailed write-up of Love146’s Survivor Care program was featured this August in the journal of Child Abuse & Neglect’s special focus on child trafficking and health. The journal was sharing information “intended to raise awareness of innovative counter-trafficking strategies emerging worldwide.” The Love146 paper, specifically, was published to “detail the successes, challenges, and lessons learned… in facilitating US survivor access to services that can improve medical and mental health outcomes.”

PREVIEW THE ARTICLE

How powerful is a dress?

A dress historically has represented fragility and oppression, but Dressember has reclaimed the dress as a symbol of strength and dignity. In their annual style challenge, people from around the world wear dresses and ties during the month of December to raise funds and awareness for anti-trafficking programs around the world. We’re grateful to announce that funds raised during Dressember will benefit Love146’s Survivor Care in the Philippines! You can be a part of the impact too! Create a campaign page or join a team.

WWW.DRESSEMBER.ORG

“Wynonna Earp” fans show Love146 a little love

We’re inspired by people coming together around what they love and using that community to help others. The SyFy network’s “Wynonna Earp” is a kind of horror-camp hybrid, centered on the great-great-granddaughter of Wyatt Earp. Unless you’re an “Earper,” a member of the show’s rabid fan base, you may not know that Wynonna Earp’s remarkably positive online community has rallied around ending trafficking. Lora Innes, the artist who turned Wynonna Earp into a graphic novel, recently auctioned Wynonna Earp autographed banners to benefit Love146, raising a spectacular $15,395 for children affected by trafficking. Our deepest thanks to Lora, the cast, and to the “Earpers,” who show that love can come to life on the Internet.

Bosox fans hit a home run for Love146

When supporters ask us what they can do to help, we often say, “Start from doing what you love.” A group of Boston Red Sox fans in Denver took that message to Coors Field where they hosted a fundraiser for Love146 while the Sox were in town playing the Rockies. They sold tickets and held a raffle, with proceeds going to Love146. They also invited a local volunteer team to set up a table and share about the issue, our work, and opportunities for people to get involved. And, oh yeah, the Sox won the game, 10-6.

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