Rating: 4.5 stars   6 reviews


PO Box 8266 New Haven CT 06530 USA


Love146 is an international human rights organization working to end child trafficking and exploitation through survivor care and prevention. The trafficking and exploitation of children is one of the darkest stories and most severe human rights abuses imaginable. But for us, the hope of ending it is a reality. Love146 is helping grow the movement to end child trafficking while providing effective, thoughtful solutions. We believe in the power of love and its ability to effect sustainable change. Love is the foundation of our motivation. Founded in 2002 (as Justice for Children Intl.), Love146 is a registered public charity. Love146 is a 501c3 non-profit organization.


OUR HOLISTIC CARE In The Philippines: Our Round Home in the Philippines is uniquely built and designed to facilitate the restoration and holistic health of every girl entering its doors. A tree house is regularly the venue for therapy sessions. A volleyball court is available to play on. There’s even a punching bag for children to work out their aggression. The physical structure of the Round Home is intended to promote reflectiveness, a sense of peace, freedom, dignity, and self-esteem, as well as playfulness so that children can simply be children again. After years of providing direct care to dozens of girls, the Love146 White Home opened in 2014, caring for exploited boys, providing them with holistic care, including medical attention, nutrition, therapy, formal and informal education, and vocational training, all to help them walk toward recovery and prevent future exploitation. In the United States Over the years, we have heard stories about exploitation and trafficking of children in the United States. Before launching our US Survivor Care program, we talked with survivors of child sex trafficking in the US, asking them what sort of care they would have liked to have. We listened to government officials, asking them what was actually needed. After much research, we realized that while many services for children exist in the US, service providers are generally not familiar with human trafficking, and few survivors have a trauma-informed advocate who understands human trafficking and can help them gain access to the services they need. Youth who have been trafficked are at higher risk for further exploitation; thus, one of the first things we tell a youth is, “We go where you go. If you move placements, or foster homes, or run away and come back, we will always be there.” By journeying with the youth, Love146 helps ensure that youth receive victim-centered services and the support they need to become self-sufficient and flourishing adults, which includes freedom from revictimization. Our Prevention Education in the United States We are driven by the belief that child trafficking and exploitation is not inevitable, and working to reach youth before traffickers do. Our child trafficking and exploitation prevention education curriculum, Not a #Number, is designed to teach at-risk youth how to recognize recruitment tactics, understand vulnerabilities, and develop skills to safely navigate potential and existing exploitative situations. Youth identify healthy support systems and learn how to access community resources when situations occur that increase their vulnerability or if exploitation is already underway. We also provide resources to educate parents, caregivers, and professionals about the issue and actions they can take to help safeguard children. Not a #Number has been embraced by schools, child welfare and juvenile justice agencies, and other youth-serving organizations.

Target demographics:

Children who have experienced being trafficked or exploited.

Direct beneficiaries per year:

161 children who have experienced being trafficked or exploited; 3,922 youth received prevention education, 592 professionals and community members received training, and 41 professionals were certified to facilitate Not a #Number, our prevention education curriculum.

Geographic areas served:

United States, The Philippines, The United Kingdom


We serve children from our offices in Asia, the United Kingdom, and the United States. Love146 is working to end child trafficking and exploitation through survivor care and prevention. We began in 2002, building and expanding safe homes in Asia and training grassroots aftercare workers with knowledge in best practices and equipping them with practical tools to be even more effective. In 2008, we opened our Round Home for girls in the Philippines, and since then have added three more additional survivor care locations, serving both boys and girls in the Philippines, the U.S. and the U.K. However, we could only provide survivor care for so long before asking ourselves, “What can we do to actually prevent exploitation from occurring in the first place?” Our Prevention Education program has been developed to better answer just that question. Prevention Education reaches children before traffickers do. We’ve reached thousands of U.S. children in classroom and community settings, equipping them to recognize vulnerabilities and protect themselves and their peers from exploitation. In 2015, we completed & began implementing a youth curriculum, called “Not A #Number,” which incorporates what we’ve learned about effective prevention. The trafficking and exploitation of children is one of the darkest stories and most severe human rights abuses imaginable. But for us, the hope of ending it is a reality. Love146 is helping grow the movement to end child trafficking while providing effective, thoughtful solutions. We believe in the power of love and its ability to effect sustainable change. Love is the foundation of our motivation.

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Rating: 2 stars  

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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%

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Please note that Love146 is one of only a few hundred organizations that has met all 20 standards of charity accountability set by the Better Business Bureau. We have also earned a rare 4-star rating from Charity Navigator. “We are proud to announce Love146 has earned our fourth consecutive 4-star rating. This is our highest possible rating and indicates that your organization adheres to sector best practices and executes its mission in a financially efficient way. Attaining a 4-star rating verifies that Love146 exceeds industry standards and outperforms most charities in your area of work. Only 9% of the charities we evaluate have received at least 4 consecutive 4-star evaluations, indicating that love146 outperforms most other charities in America. This exceptional designation from Charity Navigator sets Love146 apart from its peers and demonstrates to the public its trustworthiness.” MICHAEL THATCHER President & CEO Charity Navigator Here is a link to the Love146 Charity Navigator page: ( Our financials are also available at

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Rating: 5 stars  

3 people found this review helpful

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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