THE WAYNE FOUNDATION INC

Rating: 4.94 stars   93 reviews

Issues: Human Services

Location: 291 Donovan Rd Englewood FL 34223 USA

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Rating: 5 stars  

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I worked with the co-founder of The Wayne Foundation to pass legislation in Pennsylvania that gives victims of human-trafficking access to life-saving help. At all times, I found The Wayne Foundation to be a passionate, dedicated organization, with a clearly defined mission. I look forward to working with them again in the future, and suggest anyone living in a state without strong anti-trafficking laws to call on the Wayne Foundation's expertise!

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2012

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This organization has no measurable results, except selling t-shirts and promoting its founder, a former lingerie model. Do not under any circumstances give money to the Wayne Foundation. They have no annual reports. They do not file required reports with the IRS. They only sell cheap trinkets and try to get interviews in an effort to prove their worthiness. Interviews in 2012? Probably 30. Victims served? 0.

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2011

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These are legitimate concerns that we are happy to answer. The Wayne Foundation has filed 990 forms with the IRS for years 2010, 2011. In addition, the financial records for 2011 have been reviewed by an auditor. This information can be found on our website http://waynefdn.org/about. As any NPO can tell you, the charity division of the IRS has a backlog of 6-12 months. Though the 990 forms have not yet been uploaded to guidestar.org, they in fact were filed in compliance with 501(c)(3) regulation. As far as our accomplishments, TWF has done substantial work with what little man power we have. In 2012, Mrs. Walton was asked by Sen. Daylin Leach of PA to help with Senate Bill 338, posting of the NHTRC hotline. With Mrs. Walton's assistance, this bill was passed and signed by the governor of PA in Oct 2012. Sen. Leach was so impressed with our impact that he has invited Jamie to address the state legislature in 2013 for Senate Bill 885, which would expunge the records of sexual trafficking victims. In addition, Jamie also presents lectures about human trafficking issues. In Sept she was invited to be the key note speaker for Mental Health America (Montana). She addressed the conference about childhood trauma, and the positive affects of mental health care. For more information, we suggest you look at our news section. http://waynefdn.org/archives/category/news As far as funds raised, all money goes towards building a rehabilitation facility for DMST victims. This is a multimillion dollar project, that will take many years to complete. Our main mission is to spread awareness of sexual trafficking occurring within the United States. Jamie's story has been heard by millions of people around the world. Her advocacy has informed the public about this grave injustice occurring in our country. Admittedly, no victims are being assisted by TWF itself, but we are partnered with many non profits who are already operational. Just last week, TWF donated $200 worth of pajamas to GEMS Girls Christmas fund. These PJs went directly DMST survivors currently in rehabilitation as gifts. Additionally, TWF refers victims to organizations in their area that are able to provide services. This is a lot of information. I hope you have found it helpful, as you seem to be not very well informed about our work.

Rating: 5 stars  

A great nonprofit headed by a great leader. She has overcome so much and returned even more.

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A great organization. I know the founder Mrs. Walton personally, and I can think of no better, capable, or more intelligent person to lead such a worthy cause.

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Life-changing

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2012

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Rating: 5 stars  

The Wayne foundation is an amazing organization with a real purpose. You can really stand behind the people that are involved with this program. I recommend that every one checks them out and see they things hat Jamie Walton has accomplished

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Life-changing

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2012

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Rating: 5 stars  

I personally supported someone close to me through a long period of abuse. After hearing Jamie Walton's story, I wish I knew of some organization like the Wayne Foundation at the time to contact for information. TWF helps spread knowledge of child sex trafficking and slavery in order to end a crime that society seems to overlook or thinks is eradicated. This abuse is horrible for any human being, let alone one still maturing and discovering who they are. It would break anyone's heart to see someone they care about believe the only value they have is to be abused. Hopefully through awareness and the goal of a Wayne Foundation shelter, abused teens and children may learn their full potential and happiness

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Rating: 5 stars  

This organization has huge goals. Fortunately, it has a leader in Jamie Walton that makes those goals seem attainable. TWF aims to provide shelter and care for girls who have been the victims of the sex trafficking industry. They would be cared for, rehabilitated, and provided with the tools to succeed in a world that can seem unsympathetic. This is an important organization.

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Life-changing

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2012

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Rating: 5 stars  

The Wayne Foundation is ana amazing organization that focuses on helping a very marginalized section of our population. Their goal, to create outreach programs and facilities to rehabilitate victims of sexual abuse and trafficking is worthy of praise. Not only is their goal sincere, their founder - Jamie Walton is a tremendous leader who believes they can make a difference.

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Rating: 5 stars  

important work for an under served cause. It is perhaps counterintuitive that those forced into prostitution might retur to their abusers but this is the case. The Wayne Foundation is trying to make safehouses where those young people escaping prostitution can be protected and recieve assistance during that transitional period

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Rating: 4 stars  

Great cause, great founder. Jamie Walton is amazing

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