Housing, Shelter

LIFEWAY NETWORK INC

Ending Human Trafficking. Reclaiming Life.

aka LifeWay Network

Forest Hills, NY

Mission

LifeWay Network joins the global movement against human trafficking by providing safe housing for women who have been trafficked, and offering education about trafficking to the general public.

LifeWay Network envisions a world in which human trafficking is abolished, and every survivor is strong, connected, and free.

Ruling Year

1946

Executive Director

Sr. Joan Dawber SC

Main Address

PO Box 754215

Forest Hills, NY 11375 USA

Keywords

Human Trafficking, Safe Housing

EIN

20-8645579

 Number

6826478516

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Other Housing, Shelter N.E.C. (L99)

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Programs + Results

What we aim to solve New!

Human trafficking is a form of modern day slavery, a concept most of us associate with a distant past, but which is actually the fastest growing criminal industry in the world. The problem is urgent: there are more people enslaved now than at any other point in history. An estimated 40.3 million people are in modern slavery, including 24.9 in forced labour and 15.4 million in forced marriage, generating up to $150 billion in profit for traffickers.

Our programs

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Safe Housing Program

Education Program

Where we workNew!

Our Results

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TOTALS BY YEAR
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Education Program

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Number of people who have attended an education session.

Number of participants engaged in programs

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

No target populations selected

Related program

Safe Housing Program

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Number of women who are current guests.

Charting Impact

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LifeWay Network envisions a world in which human trafficking is abolished and every survivor is strong, connected and free.

LifeWay Network joins the global movement against human trafficking by providing safe housing for women who have been trafficked and offering education about trafficking to the general public.

Since its founding in 2007, LifeWay Network has emphasized the power of collaboration in creating the slavery-free future we all envision. We believe in bringing people together to form community and address a global issue with significant local impact. Human trafficking occurs around us. It affects people in our neighborhoods. We must join together to end slavery today and empower survivors to reclaim a life of freedom.

LifeWay Network confronts the reality of human trafficking every day by changing the future for women survivors through our Safe Housing Program and increasing awareness and engagement through our Education Program.

The LifeWay Network Education Program seeks to raise awareness, deepen understanding, and engage others around the issue of human trafficking. We provide human trafficking presentations for school groups, faith communities and professional organizations. We generate greater awareness through networking and participating in conferences on human trafficking topics.

Our Safe Housing Program is a critical aspect of our work to combat human trafficking. We've offered short-term emergency stays to survivors since 2009 and have been operating long-term transitional safe houses since 2012, granting harbor to more than 80 women thus far. These houses are not just basic shelters; they're homes where survivors live in community and are provided with the resources they need to rebuild their lives.

LifeWay Network continues to measure its impact on the women we work with, and the people we provide education to.

For the education program, we measure the change in awareness, understanding, and engagement of participants.

For the safe housing program, we measure the change in the emotional wellbeing and the educational and employment goals of the women.

To date, LifeWay has educated and reached over 12,600 persons through educational workshops and outreach events, and our impact continues to grow. In 2017, LifeWay provided a total of 51 educational workshops and reached over 1,700 persons.

Since opening our Safe Housing Program in 2012, LifeWay Network has had the privilege of welcoming over 85 women from 34 different countries, including the United States, into a home they can call “their own."

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Financials

LIFEWAY NETWORK INC

Fiscal year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

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Operations

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Board Leadership Practices

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BOARD ORIENTATION & EDUCATION

Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations?

Yes

CEO OVERSIGHT

Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year?

Yes

ETHICS & TRANSPARENCY

Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year?

Yes

BOARD COMPOSITION

Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership?

Yes

BOARD PERFORMANCE

Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years?

Yes