Hope Shining

Imagine if we lived in a world where everyone knew the signs of child abuse and knew what to do to protect children they believe are in danger….

Hope Shining is a breakthrough, national initiative to increase awareness, prevention, and support services for children, families and communities impacted by violence and abuse.

Unlike any other effort committed to addressing the impacts of violence and abuse on children and families, Hope Shining is rallying corporations, nonprofit and government organizations, consumers, celebrities and caring individuals everywhere to recognize the signs of abuse and take action to address this epidemic.

Led by Safe Horizon, and with a growing alliance of organizations across the country, we hope to shine a vibrant light on this dark and hidden issue. The Joyful Heart Foundation is a proud Hope Shining Alliance Member. Let hope shine!


Hope Shining aims to support the development and distribution of cutting edge research, public opinion surveys and other efforts to assess the state of child abuse awareness, prevention and support services in the United States.

Safe Horizon has commissioned the Bystanders and Child Abuse National Survey released in the fall of 2008. The intent of the survey is to benchmark public perceptions about the prevalence of child abuse, knowledge of the signs and attitudes toward reporting it. We are proud to partner with Safe Horizon in releasing the Los Angeles portion of this survey.

We are proud to partner with Safe Horizon in releasing the Los Angeles portion of this survey. The data yielded by this survey will inform and shape our awareness efforts and shed light on some misconceptions that the general public has regarding what abuse is and how to effectively respond to it.

The survey is made possible thanks to Capital One and will be conducted by Ruder Finn Insights and Penn, Schoen and Berland Associates. 

2008 Public Awareness Campaign

The Hope Shining national public awareness campaign launched in the fall of 2008, when families turn their attention to sending their children back to school and concerns about child safety often emerge.

Every day, nearly four children die as a result of abuse in the home. Eighty percent of these children are under age four, and forty percent do not live to see their first birthday. Too often this abuse goes unnoticed and the voices of these children are not heard.

The 2008 Hope Shining campaign focuses on those who are most vulnerable: infants and toddlers who are so dependent on adults to ensure their safety and well-being.

We are proud to stand with Safe Horizon as a Hope Shining Alliance Member and sponsor the 2008 Campaign in Los Angeles.

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