• 3 Nonprofit Leaders Speak On Their Top Priorities To Eradicate Human Trafficking

    • Forbes
    • Feb 1, 2017

    Forbes talked to Love146 President and Co-founder Rob Morris about progress made in the effort to end child trafficking and exploitation in 2016, and what lies ahead for this year.

  • Thousands Pay For Prostituted Children In CT Every Year But Nobody Has Been Charged Since 2013

    • WSHU / NPR
    • Jan 16, 2017

    State officials say about 2,000 people pay for prostituted children in Connecticut every year, but no one in the state has been charged with soliciting children under a felony-level law that took effect in 2013. Erin Williamson, with the victims’ advocacy group Love146, says across the country, it’s the victims who usually get arrested because it’s easier to recognize them. That makes it hard to address the real source of the problem.

  • Hoteliers Take Sex-Trafficking Prevention 101

    • New Haven Independant
    • Jan 12, 2017

    Hotel staffers received that message delivered Thursday morning at Gateway Community College, where the Connecticut Lodging Association joined forces with the Connecticut Department of Children and Families, the Office of the U.S. Attorney, the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the advocacy organization Love146 to host a “Human Trafficking Awareness” training.

  • New Haven forum helps hotel/motel owners learn to spot sex trafficking

    • New Haven Register
    • Jan 12, 2017

    Some of the warning signs hotel and motel staff should look out for include pornography rentals in rooms where children are staying, children arriving for an extended stay in a room with very few possessions, and children that appear to be disoriented, confused, or unable to speak for themselves, said Erin Williamson, the survivor care coordinator for the New Haven-based nonprofit Love146, which is dedicated to fighting human trafficking domestically and around the world.

  • Training to Spot Human Trafficking

    • NBC Connecticut
    • Jan 12, 2017

    The training, which took place at Gateway Community College, was held as part of a state law enacted in October that requires lodgers to participate in awareness trainings and post information about human trafficking on their premises as an ongoing effort to prevent and end human trafficking in the state.

  • Lodging workers learn how to spot human trafficking

    • CT News 8
    • Jan 12, 2017

    Lodging industry workers got educated in what they should look for to help stop the exploitation. “At some point [child victims are] either taken to a hotel or a motel, or they’re meeting traffickers at hotels and motels,” explained Erin Williamson of the International Anti-Trafficking agency Love 146. The group is based in New Haven and, unfortunately, fighting trafficking is a growth industry.

  • Child trafficking victims disappearing from UK care at ‘alarming’ rate

    • The Guardian

    “Every week we see children going missing, most within 24 hours of arriving in care, and we know child trafficking victims are largely going back to their traffickers,” said Lynne Chitty, our UK care director, in this story in the Guardian.

  • UK Anti-Slavery Day Radio Interview

    • Premiere Christian Radio
    • Oct 18, 2016

    UK Chief Executive Tania Bright talks about Love146’s work in the UK and the challenge of providing safe accommodations and therapeutic services to child refugees.

  • Talking About Trafficking and Prevention Education in Texas

    • KPFT-FM Houston
    • Jul 13, 2016

    Love146 Senior Prevention Advisory Specialist Carolina Fuentes talked about the power of Prevention Education and her own social justice journey on KPFT’s public radio show show “Open Journal.

  • New Haven group working against human trafficking to expand survivor care program

    • New Haven Register
    • Jun 29, 2016

    Our Survivor Care program is receiving multi-year critical investments totaling more than $800,000 annually from the Connecticut Office of Victim Services and the Connecticut Department of Children and Families. A large portion of this funding comes from the federal Crime Victims Fund established by the Victims of Crime Act (VOCA), financed by fines and penalties paid by convicted federal offenders.

  • Human Trafficking Around the World and In Connecticut

    • Where We Live - WNPR
    • Jun 23, 2016

    Love146 President & Co-founder Rob Morris, U.S. Survivor Care Director Erin Williamson, and Grace Farms Foundation’s Justice Initiative Director Krishna Patel, are interviewed by Lucy Nalpathanchil, host of WNPR’s “Where We Live.”

  • Sex trafficking moves to social media to find victims and perpetrators, Connecticut authorities say

    • New Haven Register
    • Jun 19, 2016

    From recruiting and grooming sex workers to finding customers, the Internet and social media have changed the way sex traffickers and customers of sex workers operate: social media applications are used to recruit young girls into sex work, and online sites are being used to find customers. 15 years ago, there was more talk among advocates against human trafficking about face-to-face interactions and how minors should protect themselves from strangers in parks, malls, or other public spaces.. But, the crime is shifting fast to the Internet.

  • “Recovery is a Lifelong Journey”

    • The Daily Nutmeg
    • Jan 19, 2016

    New Haven, Connecticut’s online journal, talks to Love146 Co-founder & President Rob Morris about child trafficking and exploitation, and the various strategies we are using to make a safer world for children.

  • Sex Trafficking Has State on High Alert

    • Waterbury Republican-American
    • Dec 28, 2015

    A Connecticut Human Trafficking Task Force brings new attention to the issue — and to Love146’s efforts.

  • Sex trafficking referrals on rise in Connecticut

    • New Haven Register
    • Nov 28, 2015

    Referrals of possible victims of human trafficking in the state are rising, and Connecticut responds by creating a Human Trafficking Task Force, made up of officials from multiple service providers, federal agencies, state police, and 14 local police departments across the state. Love146’s Survivor Care Manager Erin Williamson talks to the New Haven Register about the situation.

  • Words Shape Perceptions

    • New Haven Register
    • Oct 21, 2014

    In a world in which sex attracts attention, it’s not rare to see prostitution arrests, mugshots or brothel raids posted on the Web or televised.

  • Human Trafficking Experts Praise Connecticut’s Progress Helping Victims

    • New Haven Register
    • Aug 25, 2014

    A panel of experts, including Love146’s Jim Ehrman and Erin Williamson, and U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal, met to discuss child trafficking in the U.S., including Connecticut’s efforts to help those who have been trafficked.

  • Lawmaker Aims to Stop Sex Trafficking

    • WTNH TV
    • May 5, 2014

    Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro visited the Love146 office to talk about a bill she is co-sponsoring that would toughen federal laws on human trafficking.
    “It creates a fund for domestic victims financed entirely through increased fines on persons convicted of trafficking,” said DeLauro.
    Trafficking that goes on, right here in Connecticut.
    “We hear about it from children. We see it. We work with children who have been exploited and trafficked. We know it exists,” said Love 146 Executive Programs Director Stephanie Goins.

  • Study on Sexually Exploited Males in Chiang Mai

    • City News - Chang Mai
    • Sep 27, 2013

    Chiang Mai NGO Urban Light along with CMU’s Faculty of Social Sciences and Love146 presented the results of one of the first studies of male sex workers in Chiang Mai.

  • Love146 and Amistad America

    • New Haven Register
    • Jul 23, 2013

    Abolitionists from Amistad America and Love146 gathered aboard the Freedom Schooner Amistad to announce their joint commitment to liberate at least one modern day slave, hopefully more.

  • iTV covers Run For Love 1000

    • iTV
    • Jan 22, 2013

    Three Londoners are running 39 marathons in 33 days, all to raise awareness and support for Love146 Europe.

  • Secret sex workers: Mumbai’s exploited male masseurs

    • New York Daily News
    • Jan 17, 2013

    India is a hotbed for the sexual exploitation of boys and Love146 is doing something about it.

  • Love146 Europe’s research shape UK survivor care

    • Express UK
    • Dec 30, 2012

    Senior Torry MP Peter Bone using Love146 Europe as possible model for survivor care in the UK.

  • Sex trafficking in the USA hits close to home

    • USA Today
    • Sep 27, 2012

    USA TODAY’s front-page article on sex trafficking in the U.S. highlighted the need for prevention education in schools

  • Advocates for child victims keep on riding

    • Albany Times Union
    • Sep 8, 2012

    The Albany Times Union of New York has featured Love146 fundraisers and volunteers.

  • 3 voices: How to end modern-day slavery

    • CNN Freedom Project
    • Jul 12, 2012

    CNN Freedom Project features Rob Morris in their discussion of how to end modern-day slavery.

  • Dayton groups fight sex trafficking

    • Dayton Daily News
    • Jun 24, 2012

    Ohio legislature passes bill offering more protection to sex trafficking victims

  • 12 Hours with a sex tourist

    • Relevant
    • Jun 4, 2012

    Love146 Europe Operations Director Gaz Kishere Featured in Reject Apathy Magazine

  • Trade of Innocents: A Global Perspective on Human Trafficking

    • Yale & CNN
    • Apr 12, 2012

    Yale and CNN Freedom Project Invite Love146 to Participate in Symposium on Human Trafficking

  • A report towards better survivor care

    • Love146 & University of Stirling
    • Apr 1, 2012

    Love146 and University of Stirling in Scotland publish report for better survivor care

  • Child slavery in the U.S.

    • Fox News
    • Mar 14, 2012

    FOX News anchor Gregg Jarrett interviewed Rob Morris on what Love146 does to end child trafficking and exploitation and how the organization got its name.

  • You Can Save a Child From Slavery

    • Redbook Magazine
    • Mar 1, 2012

    Redbook Magazine Features Love146 Co-Founder Desirea Rodgers in March 2012 Issue

  • Here’s the thing

    • WNYC
    • Feb 13, 2012

    Alec Baldwin recently sat down with Rob Morris, president and co-founder of Love146, to talk about child trafficking and exploitation in the United States and abroad.

  • Fighting Child Trafficking

    • Huffington Post
    • Feb 9, 2012

    Rob Morris of Love146 was recently featured in The Huffington Post, writing about his recent trip to the organization’s safe home in the Philippines.

  • Kent State University raise $30,000 at Songfest

    • Kent State Wired
    • Nov 18, 2011

    Fraternities and sororities split into teams to show off their performances to about 2,000 spectators and five judges. Among the judges, sat Rob Morris, president and cofounder of Love146.

  • Gods of Accident

    • Fourway Mirror
    • Jun 20, 2011

    Love146 included in film Gods of Accident

  • Walk to Address Human Trafficking Problem in DC

    • PR Newswire
    • Sep 20, 2010

    DC Stop Modern Slavery hosted a walk to raise awareness about human trafficking.

  • Why Love146

    • Relevant Magazine
    • May 18, 2010

    Relevant Magazine Online discusses the history of Love146.