This is the end of an extraordinary year. The numbers to the left attest to growth, action, renewal, and change. And hope. We served survivors, we served the professionals who support survivors, we advocated for historic bills and watched one pass into law, we launched public awareness campaigns, and we grew and strengthened our community across the country.
An extraordinary time indeed. Headlines crowded with stories of childhood sexual abuse. Thirty-one senators voting against the re-authorization of the Violence Against Women Act. The statistic for how many children die every day in this country as a result of child abuse—four when Joyful Heart opened its doors—rising to over five.
Much darkness remains around the issues of sexual assault, domestic violence and child abuse.
And this is the way we face that darkness: we stand together as a community committed to shedding light. The knowledge that you are with us—that we have your courage, your vision, your determination, your support— strengthens us daily beyond your knowing. Your generosity changes lives, and for this, we are so grateful.
As this year draws to a close, and as we enter this holiday season, our hope is that you would consider a gift that will broaden our reach, fortify our resolve, and fuel, strengthen and sustain our collective light.
To make a donation today, click here.
With gratitude and brightest joy,
Founder & PresidentMaile M. Zambuto
Chief Executive Officer
I’m not used to see her name in the “From” line :)