Joyful Heart Foundation

Joyful Heart's mission is to heal, educate and empower survivors of sexual assault, domestic violence and child abuse, and to shed light into the darkness that surrounds these issues. We envision a community that says to a survivor "We hear you. We believe you. We feel for you. You are not alone. And your healing is our priority."

Joyful Heart Foundation
32 West 22 Street
4th Floor
New York, NY 10010
United States
212-475-2026
http://www.joyfulheartfoundation.org

CEO

Maile Zambuto

Management Team

Maile Zambuto, Molly Solomon, Sherisa Dahlgren, Nate Richards, Sarah Tofte, Abby Sims, Kata Issari, Joanna Colangelo

Board of Directors

Mariska Hargitay, Tom Nunan, Linda Fairstein, Stanley Schneider, Michael King, Mark Alexander, Dr. Neal Bear, Andrea Buchanan, Jill Eisenstadt, Peter Hermann, Valli Kalei Kanuha, Ashley McDermott, Al Miles, Heather Mnuchin, Sukey Novogratz, Chauncey Parker, Phil Shawe, Carrie Shumway, Maile Zambuto, Molly Solomon, Sherisa Dahlgren, Nate Richards, Sarah Tofte, Abby Sims, Kata Issari, Joanna Colangelo

Project Leaders

Joanna Colangelo

Mission

Joyful Heart's mission is to heal, educate and empower survivors of sexual assault, domestic violence and child abuse, and to shed light into the darkness that surrounds these issues. We envision a community that says to a survivor "We hear you. We believe you. We feel for you. You are not alone. And your healing is our priority."

Programs

Joyful Heart delivers our services in three program areas: Healing & Wellness, Education & Awareness, and Policy & Advocacy. Collectively these program areas speak to our organizational intentions and support our overall mission and vision: Healing & Wellness: Our Healing & Wellness programs are designed to help survivors and those who care for them heal from trauma in a holistic way-addressing the physical, emotional, mental and spiritual effects of their experiences, all in the nurturing environment of community. We do this through retreats, workshops, trainings and cultural programs, as well as though large-scale collaborations with program partners. By increasing understanding of the impact of trauma on the mind, body and spirit, as well as the use of trauma informed wellness models, we effectively elevate the goal of healing from one of survival to a life thriving with possibility. Education & Awareness: Our Education & Awareness work seeks to change attitudes and improve society's response to sexual assault, domestic violence and child abuse, ensuring that survivors are met with non-judgment, support, expertise, compassionate care and access to justice. Simply put, we seek to turn up the volume on these issues. We do this through public education, large-scale campaigns and film, by informing story lines on television, collaborating on public-private partnerships and publishing our magazine, Reunion. Policy & Advocacy: Our Policy & Advocacy initiatives seek healing and justice for survivors of violence and abuse. We work in partnership with federal, state and local governments, non-profit organizations, law enforcement, advocates and survivors to bring attention, funding and reforms to improve criminal justice responses to sexual assault, domestic violence and child abuse. Through our efforts, we specifically aim to improve the criminal justice, medical and community responses to sexual violence and end the backlog of hundreds of thousands of untested rape kits in the United States

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