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A key aspect of Joyful Heart’s mission is to “shed light into the darkness" that surrounds the issues of sexual assault, domestic violence and child abuse. We know that these issues can be difficult to read about and even more challenging to talk about. But we also know that they thrive in darkness and silence, and that learning more about the issues and discussing them is an important part of ending the shame, stigma and isolation faced by survivors—and of preventing violence before it begins. To quote Joyful Heart Board member, Peter Hermann:
“People naturally turn away from this issue. That is a human thing. I can point to no one and say, ‘you’re a bad person for turning away from this issue.’ I can turn to anyone and say, ‘please be incredibly courageous and be one of those people who turn towards it.’”
We invite you to make this important turn with us and to keep informed about our work and the wider movement to prevent violence against women and children.
Here are some of the many ways you can stay informed:
- Sign up to receive email updates, our monthly newsletter, print publications and action alerts from Joyful Heart.
Joyful Heart’s web-based magazine and blog, Reunion Online, is the perfect place to read posts about what’s happening at the Joyful Heart, news from our program partners, first-person accounts from our supporters and get other updates meant to inspire and promote healing and wellness.
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@TheJHF, originally our Twitter handle, is how we collectively refer to all of Joyful Heart’s social media. Regardless of which platforms you use, you can probably find us. Here are links to our current social and content sharing accounts: