Each month, we are delighted to introduce you to one of the members of the Alkaloid Networks community, a coworking space on the Eastside Atlanta Beltline. This month we visited with Erin Glaccum of Love146.
What are you working on right now?
Love146 is working on developing relationships with state agencies to ultimately bring human trafficking prevention education to their youth.
Who is your ideal audience?
We aim to work with non-profits, schools, juvenile justice facilities, and residential facilities that serve youth ages 12-18.
What is a common misconception about your industry or work?
There are many common misconceptions about human trafficking in the United States. In the age of social media, many theories and fallacies are shared widely such as, it only happens in border states or to folks from other countries. Additionally, some of the most popular narratives are that kidnapping by predators in the white-van, or scenarios like the movie ‘Taken’ are the most common ways to be trafficked. In reality, the majority of youth that we work with are domestic youth that are victimized by someone that they know in their own communities.
Our vision is the end of child trafficking and exploitation. Nothing less. We aim to do this through prevention education and survivor care services.
Alkaloid is the perfect place for our team. It gives us space to collaborate and host guests. I also love the location and accessibility that it offers.
You’ve been working from Alkaloid during the pandemic, how are you using the space?
We have been coming to the office a few days a week since early January 2021, to gather and collaborate safely. We use our office space as well as the conference rooms for external, virtual meetings.