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Keeping Our Healing Practices Survivor-centered

August 3, 2017 | BY Heather Masterton and Monica Martinez | FILED UNDER JHF BLOG >

Healing from trauma looks different for every survivor. At Joyful Heart, our healing programs are based on honoring each survivor’s journey.

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Our Perspective: Texas Rape Kit Reform Paves Way for Justice for Survivors

July 31, 2017 | BY Camille Beredjick | FILED UNDER JHF BLOG >

In June 2017, Texas became the first state in the nation to enact all of Joyful Heart’s six legislative pillars of comprehensive rape kit reform. We asked Ilse Knecht, Joyful Heart’s Director of Policy & Advocacy, what this legislative victory means for our work. Watch a video of her conversation with Christine Show, Digital Platforms Manager.

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TALK LA: Supporting Survivors' Healing though our Signature Retreat Program

Thursday, 10 March 2016
Los Angeles, CA
On Thursday, March 10th, Joyful Heart board members Jenny Belushi and Heather Mnuchin hosted a TALK event in Los Angeles at the Belushi home.
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GenerationJOY SoulCycle Ride in Bridgehampton, NY

Saturday, 18 June 2016
Bridgehampton, NY
On Saturday, June 18th, the GenerationJOY Committee of the Joyful Heart Foundation partnered with SoulCycle for a Summer Kick-Off Ride in Bridgehampton, NY to support the foundation’s work to transform society’s response to sexual assault, domestic violence, and child abuse, support survivors’ healing, and end this violence forever.
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TALK San Francisco: Untested Rape Kits

Monday, 30 May 2016
San Francisco, CA
On Wednesday, June 1st, our San Francisco Bay Area Committee held its second TALK SF event focused on the rape kit backlog.
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April: A Month of Healing, Education and Advocacy

As we and our community mobilizes with the renewed commitment to change these statistics—and create a world free of this violence—I wanted to share with you some of the exciting, hopeful, important work that’s happening at Joyful Heart this month.
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Joyful Heart Foundation x Me&Ro Hosted by GenerationJOY

Monday, 30 May 2016
New York, NY
In honor of Mother’s Day, next generation advocates Sophia Schrager, Ava Schrager, Emma Lasry, Ana Novogratz, and Gaby Novogratz hosted a Me&Ro shopping event on Sunday April 10th at the home of Rita Schrager to benefit the Joyful Heart Foundation’s transformative work.
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Last Night in Georgia

Last night, rape kit reform passed in Georgia. But our advocacy to bring meaningful rape kit reform around the country still carries on.
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More than a Marathon

March 4, 2016 | BY Maile Zambuto, Chief Executive Officer | FILED UNDER JHF BLOG >
This Sunday marks our eighth marathon of Law & Order: SVU with USA Network.
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It’s Not “Just A Women’s Issue.” Men Are Survivors Too.

March 2, 2016 | BY Maile Zambuto, Joyful Heart Foundation CEO, and Steve LePore, 1in6 Executive Director | FILED UNDER JHF BLOG >
We’ve all heard the dismissive refrains—things like “that doesn’t happen to guys,” “what kind of guy would let that happen to him,” or “he seems just fine to me.”
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