While making the film, PLAYGROUND: THE CHILD SEX TRADE IN AMERICA, we came to learn about the devastating impact of sex trafficking in the United States. Every interview yielded a heartbreaking story of boys and girls let down by systems that should have protected them. Every interview made the fight to combat sex trafficking more […]
Our victim assistance fund enables us to help relocate victims of trafficking to safe houses. If you or anyone you know needs help getting to a shelter, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 646-801-6137 On December 1st, we launched our victim assistance fund to assist law enforcement and the FBI to help relocate […]
Long-term shelters are some of the few places equipped to take in survivors of trafficking and sexual exploitation. They serve as alternatives to jail and detention homes and they greatly reduce the chances of a child being re-victimized. Unfortunately, funding for specialized shelters remains low and inconsistent because the sex trafficking of minors in North […]
We are pleased to announce the launch of NEST’s Australia chapter this October! It is in coordination with the Australian premiere of “Playground: The Child Sex Trade in America.” Founder and Executive Director Libby Spears will be speaking alongside the screenings in Brisbane, Melbourne and Sydney. NEST has also been working with the National Center for […]
Last week, after hearing a girl’s story of abuse and commercial sexual exploitation from a very young age (from age 4 to age 7), I felt disheartened and angry. The perpetrator was a family friend. The girl’s story went on and the abuse she experienced at such a formative age has been difficult to move […]
Thank you to everyone who helped make our fundraiser event at Roseark last week a success! It was our first LA event and we are thrilled to be part of this community of artists and activists. We recognize and celebrate the role that artists play in driving social change. Thank you to the amazing […]
Hello Friends and Happy New Year! Because of you, Nest is celebrating tremendous successes in 2013 and we remain steady in our commitment to advocating an intelligent, holistic and urgent response to sex trafficking in America. Nest is quickly becoming a key resource for law enforcement as they work to reunite trafficking survivors with […]
The 3rd annual Libby’s Gift, is presented by Campaign 13 and the Nest Foundation and is sponsored by Project BEST and the Duke Endowment. This FREE community training event is designed to give professionals tools they need in their work with children and families. Event Date/Time: Monday, October 14, 2013 8:00-8:30 Registration 8:30-12:00 Training 12:15-1:15 […]
The Women’s Fund of Miami-Dade is hosting a screening of PLAYGROUND on October 23, 2013 at the O Cinema, Miami Shores at 6:30 (doors open at 6). There will be a panel discussion following the screening. For more information and to purchase tickets for the event, please visit womensfundmiami.org. [codepeople-post-map]
Playground will be screening at the University of Utah, School of Social Work on October 10, 2013 at 6pm.
PLAYGROUND will be screening on Wednesday October 23, 2013 from 6:30pm-8:30pm at the Conference of Southwest Foundations in San Antonio, TX. For more information, visit their site.
Thanks to all of the supporters of Nest Foundation and Playground, we are happy to announce that we are now able to begin selling “Playground: The Child Sex Trade in America” on DVD. In the next week, everyone who would like to purchase “Playground” will be able to through our website. The film will be […]
Documentary Presentation: “Playground” Wednesday, June 26 2013 12:30 – 1:30 pm Filmmaker/Director Libby Spears presents Playground, a 2009 documentary on the child sex trade in the United States. Executive Produced by George Clooney & Abigail Disney. Discussion with leading experts to follow.