LIFEWAY NETWORK INC

Ending Human Trafficking. Reclaiming Life.

aka LifeWay Network   |   Tarrytown, NY   |  http://www.lifewaynetwork.org

Mission

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. 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. 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 a community and address a global issue with a significant local impact. Human

Ruling year info

2019

Executive Director

Marion Kendall

Main address

PO Box 8654

Tarrytown, NY 10591 USA

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EIN

20-8645579

NTEE code info

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

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Communication

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Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Safe Housing Program

LifeWay’s Safe Housing Program offers safe housing for women survivors of human trafficking. Providing both long-term transitional housing and short-term emergency beds, LifeWay’s safe housing is specifically dedicated to both domestic and foreign-born survivors (age 18+) of both labor and sex trafficking.

The program provides each woman with the security of a stable and supportive home and emphasizes the holistic healing of the survivor’s mind, body and spirit, enabling her to journey towards self-sufficiency and economic independence.

Population(s) Served
Victims and oppressed people

The Education Program seeks to raise awareness, educate communities, deepen understanding, and engage others around the issue of human trafficking. This is done through presentations (to schools, parishes, civic or community groups), networking, and participating in conferences on human trafficking topics.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Adolescents
Children
Preteens

Where we work

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Number of participants attending course/session/workshop

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Education Program

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Number of people who have attended an education session.

Number of participants engaged in programs

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Safe Housing Program

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Number of women who are current guests.

Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

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.

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."

How we listen

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

done We demonstrated a willingness to learn more by reviewing resources about feedback practice.
done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • Who are the people you serve with your mission?

    Women who have been trafficked.

  • How is your organization collecting feedback from the people you serve?

    Paper surveys, Focus groups or interviews (by phone or in person), Case management notes,

  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To identify and remedy poor client service experiences, To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve, To understand people's needs and how we can help them achieve their goals,

  • With whom is the organization sharing feedback?

    Our staff,

  • Which of the following feedback practices does your organization routinely carry out?

    We collect feedback from the people we serve at least annually, We engage the people who provide feedback in looking for ways we can improve in response, We act on the feedback we receive,

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    We don't have any major challenges to collecting feedback,

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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LIFEWAY NETWORK INC

Board of directors
as of 08/22/2022
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board co-chair

Anne Green


Board co-chair

Yasmeen Mock

Regina Holtz, FSP

Elizabeth Kolb, RSHM

Jessica Schaefer

David Brown

Evan Harrel

Regina Holtz

Cherice Hopkins

Roberta Kerins

August (Gus) Lembo

Karen McSherry

Marianne Mocarski

Jessica Schaefer

Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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  • Board orientation and 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 and 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

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 8/22/2022

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
Black/African American/African
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

 

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

No data