Love146

Rating: 4.5 stars   6 reviews 841

Issues: Civil Rights, Human Services, Crime & Law

Location: PO Box 8266 New Haven CT 06530 USA

Mission: The trafficking and rape of children for profit is one of the darkest stories on the planet. This physical, mental and emotional trauma leaves children broken and scarred for life. Interventions for these children are critical to their survival. This is why Love146 exists. Love146 works toward the abolition of child sex trafficking and exploitation through aftercare, prevention and advocacy. Love146 trains aftercare workers, multiplies safehomes, aids socioeconomic development programs in high risk communities and provides a voice for these victims of modern-day slavery. Founded in 2002 (as Justice for Children Intl.), Love146 is a registered public charity. Love146 is a 501c3 non-profit organization.
Results: Philippines Prevention Work Update Our prevention partner in the Philippines has been working with us on an educational animated video, “Red Leaves Falling,” for at-risk children and communities. The project is going well, and the studio hopes to be 90% finished with the video by the end of the year. Once the video is completed, which we expect in the first quarter of the new year, it will be shown in the Phillipines to children, teenagers, and adults in schools and villages. It may even be translated to be shown in other countries as well.  Philippines Safehome Update Our Love146 safehome project in the Phillipines is making way! The opening for the Pink Home, part of our aftercare project in the Phillipines,has been postponed until the new year. We expect to open sometime in January as a transitional home for girls before entering the long term shelter. As we are anticipating the Pink Home opening, we have hired an architect and put a deposit on the land for the long term shelter as well. Cambodia Prevention Work Update Our partner organization in Cambodia shares an update about the advocacy work they are doing in the region of Banteay Maenchey. This province borders Thailand in the Northwest corner of Cambodia, and = because of its high risk for trafficking, regular training sessions are held for the community to raise awareness about the issues of trafficking and sexual abuse. Our partners have recently been able to identify five traffickers operating in the area and has provided information for their arrests.
Target demographics: prostituted and sexually exploited minors
Geographic areas served: United States, Thailand, Cambodia, Philippines, India, Sri Lanka
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EIN 20-1168284
203.772.4420
www.love146.org

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Rating: 5 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

Love146 is an incredible organization doing some of the toughest work in regards to child trafficking. While IJM and other NGOs rescue young children out of sex trafficking, they bring the survivors to Love146 for long-term, holistic care that they themselves don't provide. Love146 is fighting the hardest battles on the forefront by implementing survivor care and prevention education programs. Few organizations, government agencies, or individuals take the time to fund or care about preventing trafficking and abuse from happening; Love146 does. If you are at all passionate about the issue, I would support Love146. They have offices in several countries and are growing to serve more and more children every day. I'm happy to support them as a donor and friend.

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I have to respectfully disagree with w_65_j's assessment that this is an inefficient organization. Love146 has achieved a multi-year Four Star rating with Charity Navigator, which simply doesn't happen at inefficient organizations. Also, the organization places a very high value on transparency, accountability, and outcome measurement. All of their financials, program proposals, and annual reports are easily discoverable on the website. After working for almost ten years in the non profit sector I can confidently say that Love146's level of transparency and accessibility is the exception rather than the norm, unfortunately.

As both a longtime donor to Love146 and an attorney specializing in non profit governance and management, I feel utterly confident investing in the work of Love146. I cary high expectations for quality outcomes, which they consistently meet.

In summary: great organization, great people, great work.

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As a graduate student studying Nonprofit Organization Management I highly admire and recommend this organization. The people working there are working for considerably less than people performing the same level of work in the private sector. These individuals are committed to their goal of ending modern day slavery. They spend their money well, including administrative and fundraising costs. How is an organization to do their work without spending money in those two areas? They cannot. For an organization doing as much work as Love146 is doing with the size staff they are working with and in the area they are working is mind blowing.

How does this organization compare with others in the same sector?

Very Well

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

Will you recommend this organization to others?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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Rating: 2 stars  

2 people found this review helpful

Inefficient organization. Program revenue growth equivalent to growth in administrative costs and fundraising expenditures. Not good. Program Expenses 71.4%
Administrative Expenses 13.2%
Fundraising Expenses 15.3%

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization?

Unsure

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Some

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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1 person found this review helpful

I never knew about modern day slavery until I heard about Love146 (they were a featured charity on Air1 Radio Station). Ever since I learned about Slavery (sex/labor/debt), I want nothing more then to help slavery and raise awareness. I love what Love146 is doing. God spoke to me though them.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

... the work that they do. They help lots of people recover from slavery.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

... do more to raise awareness. Many, many people I know do not know about Slavery. I think a TV commercial, or other marketing, would help raise awareness.

Was your donation impactful?

Likely

How likely is it that you would recommend that a friend donate to this group?

Definitely

How likely are you to donate to this group again?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

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I used to live my life in a bubble world. I didn't realize many things that went on around me. Then in 2007 I found out about Love146. They informed me about how every minute, 2 children are sold into sexual exploitation of sexual slavery. They informed me that 27 million people were enslaved around the world and that more than half of them were children. I was in awe of what I learned. I thought slavery ended when it was abolished in the U.S. but I started to learn a great deal of information about modern day slavery and the abuse done to some as young as 5 years old (and some even younger than that). People are forced into prostitution, sold into bondage to do things that no child can even comprehend. It is happening, and Love 146 is doing so much to help restore those who are rescued out of their slavery.

I have been so influenced because of what I learned from Love146, that as soon as I found out about what they were doing to help educate victims and show love that these children have never truly seen before through their advocacy, I started to daily research the issues. I have learned the greatness of spreading awareness and even did a presentation for my church on it, using the many examples given through love146. I also held a car wash with the youth group of my church to donate money to help them continue in it, as well as raise money for them amongst family and friends. I have enjoyed the updates I receive each month from them through emails, reading their blog, and knowing that their safe homes that I have helped support are making a difference in the lives of girls who have survived and will survive when they are restored back into society.

The workers at Love146 all seem to have twitters and have really great communication and ways that you can be involved in helping them continue in their work of changing lives. They've held bike rides and walks/runs each year to spread awareness and raise money, they've held their Car Wash Across America to do the same, and are very involved in their dedication to bringing an end to slavery!

I will continue to love and support all that Love146 represents, which is bringing a voice of those who are ignored and abused.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

seeing people learn and start to also get involved in raising awareness and talking about it. Also I went to a freedom fair to educate people about slavery run by love146. I receive a lot of personal responses from workers themselves. They are very friendly and have great communication. They cause great joy to those they help, that's a huge result!!!!!

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Nothing. They're amazing. They even train people to work with them. I'd love to do that.

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