The LOV Foundation

The LOV Foundation, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) non-profit

Our desire is to help young women overcome sexually exploitation and gender-based violence.

 


WHAT?

Today there are an estimated 11 million souls who are enslaved, their bodies being used for someone else’s profit. This number does not include those who have been raped, molested, coerced, compelled and forced into unwanted acts of sex.

The LOV Foundation seeks to change this world-one life at a time.

We embrace. encourage. educate. empower young women that they might find healing, wholeness, freedom, and fullness in God through Jesus Christ.

HOW?

Sexual violence is an evil travesty violating a person’s physical, emotional, mental and sometimes social and spiritual well-being and identity. Therefore, the LOV Foundation seeks to employ a holistic approach of healing and rejuvenation through a 12-month program that offers medical care, counseling, faith affiliation, education and literacy, vocational training, and financial instruction. The women live in LOV safe homes and engage in this program for twelve months after which assessment is made to determine the emotional, mental, physical, social, and vocational well-being for successful independent living.

The LOV homes would house 15-25 women at any given time where the women receive a healthy sense of community through the LOV mentors and a safe environment in which to grow.

Along with the safe homes, LOV wants to implement other activities for advancing education and positive community through girls’ clubs and short educational retreats on life-skills, identity empowerment, and sexual trauma.

WHERE?

The LOV Foundation has plans to develop its first safe home in central Pennsylvania.

WHO?

LOV workers are volunteers who have a passion to see women healed, delivered, and restored. These women are on the front lines of battle doing the very difficult work of leading, guiding, directing, and comforting.

WHY?

Each life is valuable. Each life is precious. We are loved by God and want others to know the same love and freedom that is found in Christ.

Thank you for reading and caring. Please pray about participating in changing a life.

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Our Vision: To help young women who have been victims of sexual exploitation-such as assault, rape, prostitution, and sexual trafficking-receive spiritual, physical, emotional and mental recuperation and renewal

Our Mission: To offer safe facilities whereby these women/girls can receive counseling, biblical instruction, literacy and teaching, and vocational skills

Our Goal: That these women will be empowered spiritually, mentally and skillfully in order to live out their lives free from lasting detrimental effects of sexual exploitation

Our Programs:

  • Safe homes– a place of habitation and learning, taking females out of their exploitive environment
  • Learning Workshops- to function as ongoing programs within the safe homes, as well as offer independent workshops to the communities
  • Biblical instruction and spiritual counseling- will cover the transformation of a believer in Christ, our identity in Christ,  our value as a person in Christ, instruction in recovery, healing, and forgiveness, behavior and life of a believer, finances, mental and emotional health
  • Health- education in adapting one’s environment to be sanitary, nutrition, and other physical foundations to healthy living
  • Academic instruction- Providing literacy and writing capabilities, as well as math skills needed to carry out a small business; increasing academic level so that a secondary high school diploma can be ascertained where appropriate
  • Vocational training- According to the needs and capabilities of individual locations: to provide vocational training in which the women could utilize to produce income, the goal of which to be either employable with a skill or to have a business themselves.
  • Financial instruction- Teach money management skills and mentor the Village Savings Program.

 

Our Statement of Faith:

WE BELIEVE in one God, who exists in three Persons—the Father, Son and Holy Spirit. He is loving, holy and just.

WE BELIEVE the Bible is God’s Word. It is inspired and accurate. It is our perfect guide in all matters of life.

WE BELIEVE sin has separated us all from God and only through Jesus Christ can we be reconciled to God.

WE BELIEVE Jesus Christ is both God and man. He was conceived by the Holy Spirit and born of the virgin Mary. He lived a sinless life, took all our sins upon Himself, died, and rose again. Today, He is seated at the right hand of the Father as our High Priest and Mediator.

WE BELIEVE salvation is the gift of God to man. This gift is realized by grace through faith in Jesus Christ.

WE BELIEVE water baptism is a symbol of the cleansing power of God and a testimony of our faith in the Lord Jesus Christ.

WE BELIEVE the Holy Spirit is our Comforter. He guides us in all areas of our lives. He also blesses us with spiritual gifts and empowers us to yield the fruit of the Spirit.

WE BELIEVE the Holy Communion is a celebration of Jesus’s death and our remembrance of Him.

WE BELIEVE God wants to transform, heal, and provide for us.

WE BELIEVE we are called to preach the gospel to all nations.

WE BELIEVE our Lord Jesus Christ is coming back again just as He promised.

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Thank you for reading and caring. Please pray about participating in changing a life.