Our programs are growing and we are serving more children than ever before. However, giving is down. For the first time in our history, we’ve had to say "no" to children being referred to us for holistic survivor care because we simply don’t have the resources.
Because we are known for offering holistic and long-term care, Love146’s Survivor Care programs often receive the “intense cases” — youth who have had the most horrific experiences. This year, we extended this care into three new locations: a home in The Philippines for boys, a home in the U.K. for international victims, and a U.S. Survivor Care Program. Trafficked children deserve hope, and no child should face the aftermath of exploitation alone.Stories From Our Work in the U.S.
“This is by far our youngest child yet” — these are heartbreaking words we had to say more than once this year. We have three survivors in our care in the Philippines that aren’t even old enough for kindergarten. We’re gutted and grieving at this reality. As always, we’ll walk with the survivors we serve for the long-haul. Our journey with these toddlers has just begun.Read Our Candid Processing
— and over 7,000 of those were in 2014. Love146’s Prevention Education program is reaching children before traffickers do, teaching youth how to recognize tactics of traffickers, understand vulnerabilities, and develop skills to safely navigate danger and potential exploitation. Our time with youth also provides them with a safe place to share their personal experiences. Since 2010, over 70 youth have disclosed trafficking and exploitation.More About This Work