A Letter from our President
The Rape Foundation was established in 1989. Our work is inspired by the experiences of rape victims and sexually abused children. What we learn from them helps to guide all of the treatment, prevention, and education programs and policy reform initiatives that we support.
The people who created the Foundation, and those who help sustain it, bring compassion, knowledge, generosity, determination, and courage to our work: compassion for victims of sexual violence and abuse; knowledge about the profound and lasting impacts of these cruel forms of victimization; generosity in contributing time, thoughtfulness, skills, and resources to support expert care for victims and to efforts that prevent these crimes; determination to change the attitudes, policies, and institutional practices that reflect “blame-the-victim” responses, discriminatory treatment, and other injustices; and courage to take action and not be silent whenever we know about or witness sexual violence and other forms of sexual abuse and related victim mistreatment.