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Causes: Education, Health, Health Support, Human Service Organizations, Public & Societal Benefit

Mission: We inspire hope in women who were sexually abused as children or adolescents by hosting them at a retreat, where they are uplifted by each other and learn skills that can help them find individual healing. We educate parents and empower them to protect their children from sexual abuse while leading a public dialogue to bring the epidemic of abuse to light.

Results: 2015 Year – Services Results We are thrilled with what happened in 2015. In our first year of operation, we successfully implemented all three pillars of our mission: We hosted 103 women at The Haven Retreat. The first retreat was held in June 2015. We completed 155 sessions at our Outpatient Facility. The first session was held in August 2015. 12m individuals were reached through Social Media Channels. The first social post was May 2015. 450 individuals reached through our Education Sessions. The first session was October 2015.

Target demographics: Female survivors of childhood sexual abuse.

Direct beneficiaries per year: We hosted 103 women at The Haven Retreat. The first retreat was held in June 2015. We completed 155 sessions at our Outpatient Facility. The first session was held August 2015. 12m individuals were reached through Social Media Channels. The first post was May 2015. 450 individuals reached through our Education Sessions. The first session was October 2015.

Geographic areas served: Childhood sexual abuse prevention, education, and healing.

Programs: We host a 4-day retreat with up to 30 survivors where attendees are uplifted by each other and learn skills that can help them find individual healing. We offer up to 17 educational classes, and other therapeutic activities to allow the survivors the learn what helps them individually. Through our education team we offer free presentations on awareness and prevention.

Community Stories

79 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Client Served

Rating: 5

I attended the Younique Foundation's Haven Retreat this July. It was the most amazing experience of my life. I was accepted in to a sort of sisterhood with other women who had been through similar experiences. The amount of healing that took place was phenomenal. We all showed up feeling nervous about what to expect but from the minute we walked in the door we were made to feel like queens. We were served amazing, healthy meals. We had "classes" on body positivity, forgiveness, and many more. My life has changed dramatically since attending this retreat. This is one charity that I am proud to say I now work with to help support! The retreat was completely free for us. I can't say enough how amazing this foundation is.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Going on the retreat was truly amazing. I learned a lot of tools to help with triggers. Meet a lot of wonderful women to connect with. I recommend this experience to any woman that would help them grow.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I felt comfortable immediately when we were introduced to the staff and shown around. All the staff were amazing!
The food was top notch and everything was delicious! They didn't hesitate to fix something else for us if we didn't eat fish or ate vegan.
The beds were so comfortable and cradled me. The bathrooms were big with plenty of outlets.
The drums were one of my favorite activities and we laughed and had a blast.
We all bonded but wish all of us could have been at the same location. Some were in the cabin but hey you can't have everything!

Client Served

Rating: 5

The Younique Foundation has helped me more than words can say. Attending the free Haven Retreat has empowered me and truly helped me to reclaim hope in my life.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I had the opportunity to attend one of the retreats. It was a life changing experience.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

This organization works from the heart. They lead and live the servant mission. They have already helped 1000s of women start the healing process from being sexually abused as a child or adolescent. I have never seen an organization do so much for each individual that attends the Haven Retreat. And they work tirelessly to raise awareness and are educating the public so that there will be no more victims.

Donor

Rating: 5

I have personally donated to this organization, and I have also been a beneficiary of their service to women who were sexually abused as children and adolescents. I have met the founder, worked with the staff, and experienced the heart that drives their mission. I can testify that they do exactly what they say they will do. They care deeply for every single woman that comes to their retreat for healing. They treat these women like royalty and give them world class therapy experiences to help them being their healing journey. I have found this cause to be extremely worthy of my donations and I will continue to donate and to tell people about what they do.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Amazing company that truly cares about women - very impressed!

Client Served

Rating: 5

The Younique Foundation has changed my life. It has transformed me from a victim, to a survivor, to a warrior for change. I was sexually abused as a child and have lived my life in doubt, fear and shame. I applied for the Haven retreat on a whim, fully expecting to be rejected. But from the moment I received my first reply, thanking me for having the courage to pursue healing, I felt nothing but acceptance and comfort.

The Haven retreat provided me with an outlet that I had never experienced. It brought together this group of women from all walks of life, who had this one horrible thing in common, and helped them to understand that they are worthy of healing. The Younique Foundation went above and beyond to ensure that we were all comfortable, listened to and felt SAFE. For some of us, it was the first time.

Not only was the Haven retreat life changing for me at the time, but I was also provided with information, resources and contacts to assist me on my healing journey once I returned home. The best part about that, the resources they provide and free and available to the public! Countless lives have been and continue to be changed by this amazing and dedicated organization. They have provided me so many avenues to seek peace, healing and forgiveness. I have also been given the tools to reach out to others. To give them the information and resources to begin their own healing journey.

There is no other program like this. At least not that I’m aware of. The people who work for the Younique Foundation and the Haven Retreat, from the cooks to the counselors, are dedicated to those victims they assist. Genuine, heartfelt affection is something most abuse survivors do not get. But every single one of them opened their hearts to us women. Their dedication is evident in everything they do. Truly life changing. I will forever be grateful to the Younique Foundation for teaching me how to allow myself to live a full life.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

The Younique Foundation is the most selfless foundation I know. They are dedicated to serving others. Such a blessing.

Client Served

Rating: 5

From the first phone call to the personal interaction, presentation or email, The Younique Foundation has always proven themselves to be a professional organization with a pure, solely charitable purpose. They lead with love and empathy; both as a whole and as individual employees.
My life and happiness has been expanded because of The Younique Foundation. Therefore, I have recommended friends to their services. I also still use what I was given and will forever be changed by the positive impact TYF has on me today.

Client Served

Rating: 5

This experienced changed my life! I cannot describe in words how thankful I am to have been here. Everyone is so loving and positive. I was allowed to express myself at my own pace, or chose not to if I didn't want to. I never felt forced to do anything I didn't want to do. I was given so many tools to start my healing process. I not only took home my confidence and strength, but I took home some amazing friendships!!!!

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I love this foundation. It helps women around the world to become stronger and have more faith and confidence. As myself went through sexual abuse as a child. There stories give me strength.

Client Served

Rating: 5

A survivor of sexual abuse as a child left me broken and worthless. I have been in and out of therapy for 18 years always searching for that feeling of being normal. That feeling never came no matter how hard I worked for it. Then one day a friend told me about Euniques Haven Retreat for survivors of sexual abuse. I quit my job so I could attend as I had this overwhelming feeling that I could finally find the "normal" I was searching for. I was so nervous, and frankly scared to death upon entering the program. However I pushed myself to attend and make the most of it. I attended every class possible, group and individual therapy. I also attended physical therapy classes and discovered that I hate yoga but love mui tai. My biggest breakthrough happened during my makeover and photo shoot. I had my hair and makeup done by a professional who acknowledged my uncertainty and anxiety of having to look in a mirror. While she was holding my hand I took a really good look in the mirror. Just being brave enough to look was huge as I don't ever look in the mirror... ever. Staring back at me was a beautiful woman of worth. Not a used, broken, victim who was worthless. I saw the survivor a woman who had great worth, compassion, and love to offer. The Eunique foundation and the Haven Retreat helped me see that I am "normal". I have scar's, but those scar's have made me strong. I am and will beforever in their debt.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I went to this retreat broken and weak. Feeling worthless, unlovable, invisible and a victim. Four days here changed my life. I left feeling empowered, strong, worthy, important, beautiful and most importantly, a survivor and warrior! The knowledge, lessons and love I received from my haven sister's and the outstanding staff here truly saved my life. I still have a long road of recovery ahead of me but I became a better wife, mom and woman in these short four days than I did going through seven years of therapy. I deeply thank everybody involved to make this retreat happen.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I have personally been to the Haven retreat that the Younique Foundation runs. It is absolutely life changing. I will always share this foundation wth anyone who will listen. The amount of good being done by this foundation can't be measured. There is so much heart in this company.

Donor

Rating: 5

I Love the cause this supports and what they are doing for childhood sexual abuse victims and awareness

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Donor

Rating: 5

I live how easy it is to donate to the younique foundation! Not only is it easy to donate the cause is very close to my heart and more awareness needs to be brought to this issue!

Client Served

Rating: 5

This place has absolutely hands down been the best thing i have ever done beside have my son. This place gave me 28 new sisters. A new found love for life. And i am stronger, more courageous and more bold then i evee been!. Thank you for changing my life for the better!

Client Served

Rating: 5

This place changed my life! I wouldn't have been able to heal on my own. The entire experience from start to finish was by far the best thing That's happened to me. And the girls I met and bodes with are now sisters for life

Client Served

Rating: 5

This nonprofit changed my life. I would not be where I am today with out the Younique foundation. They treat you like royalty all while helping you heal from the inside out. The foundation is changing lives daily not just at the retreat but in our homes, relationships with family's and educating us along the way.