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Causes: Education, Health, Health Support, Human Service Organizations, Human Services, 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

94 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Client Served

Rating: 5

The retreat changed my life. I met 15 women there, and 7 of us have remained very close. It helped me realize I am not a victim I am a survivor. They gave me the tools to raise awareness and begin a healing journey! So grateful!

Ingrid11

Client Served

Rating: 5

The Younique foudation is an amazing non profit organization that helps survivors of childhood sexual abuse start their healing process to recovery. I attended the retreat in April, along with 28 wonderful other woman. Our experience was a once in a life time opportunity. To be surrounded by counselors, therapist and chefs that catered to our every need. I am thankful for the healing and support that they have givin me.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

The Younique Foundation has help me with healing from my sexually abused by giving me exercises to open up about my abuse. Also, giving me the freedom the speak out and help other victims acknowledge that it wasn't their fault.

Kimberly C.7

Client Served

Rating: 5

These programs saved my life. I spent over 40 yrs being quiet about what happened to me and at least 25 years in and out of therapy. The education I received in 4 days at this retreat made all the difference. They gave me the practical, daily tools to take control of my life and finally move beyond what happened to me as a child. I highly recommend their services!

Eleanna P.

Client Served

Rating: 5

The Younique Foundation is one of the most selfless, heartwarming nonprofit groups that I have experienced. I was blessed enough to be one of the lucky women to have the opportunity to attend the Haven Retreat that this Foundation created. I am a survivor of childhood sexual assault and I can say the Younique Foundation changed my life and gave me a second chance to have the life that I deserved. Thanks to this amazing organization the only thing I had to pay for was my flight to and from, the four days of food, therapy, classes, and other activities was completely covered through the Foundation. On average it costs $2400 per woman to attend and they have 24 at a time almost every week and have opened a second location to help that many more women get a second chance at a happy and fulfilling life. They don't stop there, after attending they stay in contact and have 12 weeks of online classes to help us transition and continue the healing process. The President of the Foundation personally shows up every Thursday to present the participants with necklaces to remind us that we are reclaiming hope and our lives. She is my hero and there are not enough ways in the world for me to thank her for what she has given myself and my family. Without her I would not have graduated with my Associate's degree this past May and I would not be going for my Bachelor's for I did not believe I was worthy of such amazing things in my life. Now I know "I Am Enough" and I am worthy of love and every opportunity life has to offer. I am enclosing two photos with the President Shelaine Maxfield, the first one was on the day I broke my silence of 31 years and told my story of my survival. That was the first time I met her and two days later got an email stating I was going to the Haven Retreat. The second photo is a year and a half later getting to thank her for saving my life. This woman has a heart of gold and truly cares about every single person that she meets. She will always have a piece of my heart for seeing in me what I didn't think I deserved.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I attended the Haven Retreat May, 2017; there are not enough words to express what the Younique Foundation has done for my life. I had walked a long dark path for 32 years, living the lie that we were the perfect family. I was scared, as I was on that plane heading to this place where we were going to confront things we have buried for many years. My mindset up until I attended the Haven Retreat was that "I just survived it", and I must have done something to cause it. I never dreamt that so much could change in such a short time. They offered classes that helped us understand and finally accept that we did not do anything to provoke what happened. Our brains were not developed enough yet to be able to make the distinction between good and bad touches. We were given tools on how to deal with triggers and panic attacks, and that we had the right to decide who and what I allow in my life. That was a huge lightbulb moment for me, I had always just tried to avoid conflicts and kept quiet even if my insides were screaming no. It never crossed my mind that this is my body and life and I was no longer going to stay silent to protect other people's image. When it was time to leave, I had a new feeling of self-worth and was no longer going to allow toxic situations or people in my life. I have finally closed that part of my life, having the answers to what did I do to make this happen; "Absolutely Nothing". I felt excited to explore and find out who the Authentic Self was without having to play a role. I am only 4 classes away from finishing my AS in Computer Tech and Networking and will be graduating this May on the anniversary of us completing the retreat. I am now play a larger part in my children's lives, no longer just getting through the days, instead I am making memories to hold onto. Without this amazing gift that was presented to me I don't even want to think of where I would be. My children even made frequent comments after my return that I was smiling more now than I had in years. I now look forward to my future and the sky is the limit, I will achieve greatness because I now believe in myself. The photo below is from the makeover and photo shoot that they do on your second day to show you the version of yourself that the world sees, it was hard to accept that I was that beautiful woman. Now I believe that I am beautiful both inside and out, and I have nothing to prove to anyone. I am surrounded by people who accept me on my terms, I am now a "Warrior"

Michelle N.2

Client Served

Rating: 5

Had a wonderful experience going to the Younique Foundation retreat. It truly helped me find my true self and healing.

kimfriesland

Client Served

Rating: 5

I am a survivor of childhood sexual abuse and had the opportunity to attend the Haven Retreat, which is fully funded by the Younique Foundation. The staff are all professional, compassionate and skilled to assist survivors in their healing journey. For this reason I am also a regular donor to this organization and believe that all donations are utilized with 100% accountability and responsibility to the support of survivors. I can’t say enough how vital this organization is to promote healing and wellness as well as education for parents and communities about the prevention of childhood sexual abuse.

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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.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 1

This post is for anyone who has experienced something similar. I know it is difficult to apply to this program and trust something good might happen. In no way is this to discourage others or invalidate the great experiences other have gained. I applied to the retreat thinking that in reaching out I would find people who understand what I was going through. I was rejected because of being honest about my struggles. I felt I was judged on those labels unfairly. On paper, I look like a nightmare because of all the diagnosis and labels I have been given. I am so much more than these labels and I have worked hard for years and I am still working to get out of the darkness sexual abuse has caused me. I was ready to meet new people and share in what I hoped would become a part of my healing journey. Unfortunately, I was met with the same judgement I have found for most of my life when people are afraid of the real consequences of abuse. If you don't present yourself like Oprah and have real struggles this place is not for you. I felt extreme judgement and was told when I am further along in my own healing journey I may reapply. I work every day to find hope and a place the purported to give hope quickly dashed the hope I had for trusting those in the role of helping.

Stacey S.1

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I was abused as a child, I thought I had nowhere to turn, no one to talk to, nonone that would believe me.... And then I heard about the Younique foundation, what an amazing charity, so amazing that I wanted to have some part in bringing awareness, and helping women feel empowered again! So I joined younique as a presenter! I didn't think it would do anything but give me a little extra pocket change, but it has Literally helped me be able to use my voice to help others in the same situation the younique foundation is truly amazing ,And I am so proud to be a part of something of this magnitude!! No more 1 in 4.

J'Lene O.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I love The Younue Foundation and its cause. They are blessing the lives of so many people by bringing awareness to the epidemic of childhood sexual abuse and the need to protect children. The Foundation hS helped over 1200 adult female survivors to get help and healing through therapy and learning ways to heal, and understanding how that kind of trauma affects the brain. So many of these survivors who have attended the Haven Retreat have said that the 4 days at the retreat did more for them than years of therapy and counseling.

Client Served

Rating: 5

The Younique Retreat changed my life. I am truly grateful for my amazing experience! I gained so much knowledge just in the four days I was there... I no longer feel like a crazy person. I walked into that retreat feeling alone, different, broken, and like I was wasting my life away... I no longer feel like that anymore! I feel like I have a calling to help others with the same story as mine! I've learned that helping others has allowed me to fill that void in my chest Ive always had. The staff was absolutely wonderful and made you feel like home. They were all very soft spoken and had a very light touch. i also now have a sister hood with the girls that I met at the retreat. Even though we have that "one" thing in common we have come together and learned to uplift and empower one another!

Laura M.1

Client Served

Rating: 5

I went this past July, last day was my 34th birthday. I was angry for 20 years of my life. I had a panic attack in the parking lot and the ladies stood there and talked me down. Then we get to the retreat and in a large room we meet the staff. You feel alone for so long then your put in this room with ladies around the world and suddenly you feel comfort and understanding. Your eyes look around the room and without knowing her name or where she's from you know her pain behind her eyes. Then they put you in small groups of 8-10 and that's who you stay with. You become a tribe. You become a family. They teach you ways to get through triggers, or anxiety, how to cope, sleep (that was a big one for me), and they teach you how to live again. Victims forget to live, but going to the retreat, they teach you how to breathe, live, hope and love again. I have changed in ways I can't even begin to understand completely. Myself, my husband and my kids are very grateful to the Younique foundation for this amazing opportunity to heal. I have became a better wife, mother, and person. You walk in a victim and somehow in 4 days you walk out a survivor, a warrior and a kick ass woman!

2 Wendy S.1

Client Served

Rating: 5

Attending this retreat in march saved my life. Transformed me beyond belief. I will be forever grateful for everything I've taken from this experience.

Erica D.1

Client Served

Rating: 5

This organization changed my life through the education I received at The Haven Retreat.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Absolutely fantatstic!



Such an amazing experince from start to finish.

All I can say is WOw! The Younique Haven Retreat was the best experience! I have never felt more safe, honored and respected in my life!



They personally contact you throughout the application process, are super thoughtful about selecting your roomates and your every need is anticipated and joyfully met.
First--You have to get yourself to Utah. It is a finacial consideration for some, but I know Younique does have scholarships. Also, I know of people who created Gofundme pages to get themselves there. That is your ONLY financial expense! Hard to believe, but so true!!!!

Pick up at your location, either by train, plan or automobile. A few ladies drove themselves in. When we arrived at the house, it was aweinspiring. Beautiful grounds, welcoming staff and just peaceful. Counselors, a nurse, chef's and security are part and parcel of their daily operation. Evenings is a night couselor who is there for anyone's questions or needs.

The accomodations are top-notch! The main house has so many rooms--its 3 levels and houses floor to ceiling windows, double-staired balcony, and an upstairs "apartment". The lower level of the main house has a viewing room, a dining room, mini kitchen, bathroom and bedrooms. Outside patio, walking paths, tennis courts, trampoline and a poolhouse are just a few of the amenities are available.

Also, there is a secondary building on the property. They call it the "cabin." The "cabin" is so huge that it has an INDOOR SLIDE!


Lastly, the actual program: education, counseling--(group and individual), physical training, and artistic workshops all are carefully designed to honor and start the healing process in trauma surviviors.

I could go on, but suffice it to say that I have had the best experince of my life.

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.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Amazing company that truly cares about women - very impressed!

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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.

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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.

Client Served

Rating: 5

There are not enough words to describe what this retreat has done to change my life! Education, counseling, massage, yoga, workshops, gourmet food, pampering makeover, amazing photos and BEST....new sisters for life! I cannot express my forever thanks enough!!

Client Served

Rating: 5

I went to the Haven retreat scared and nervous. I left with life changing tools! I have never felt so safe and honored in my entire adult life. It was like 4 days at a 5 star resort with all of the nurture and pampering we were given. At times it seemed too good to be true but it was real. Honored to have had this opportunity! Highly recommended!

Client Served

Rating: 5

The Younique Foundation has been invaluable in my recovery from childhood sexual abuse. Being able to be in a safe environment while learning coping mechanisms is something not many of us get to experience but that's what we got there. Of all the resources available during my life, this has been the single most helpful of all.

Amie5

Client Served

Rating: 5

This is the most amazing foundation and the retreat they offer is the best experience I have ever had. They offer hope and healing to those who have survived childhood sexual abuse and they offer knowledge, hope and support to prevent it for our children!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

This retreat was the BEST experience I have ever had. As a survivor of childhood sexual abuse this was such a safe, relaxing and very rewarding place to go to gain tools to help me in my healing journey. To have all that they offered at no cost to me - this was the best gift I have ever received in my lifetime!!!

Client Served

Rating: 5

I am an adult survivor of childhood sexual abuse / incest. This organization was created to help people like me. The retreat that they make availble looks amazing and so beautiful. I look forward to attending in the spring.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I went to the Haven Retreat in November 2016 scared and not knowing what to expect. What an amazing experience from the second they picked us up at the airport to getting snowed in at the retreat for the 4 days. All of the volunteers, councillors and staff made us feel so at home, SAFE and cared for during the entire stay. I have several food allergies that were considered and they prepared food specifically for me to eat. that which was one less thing for me to worry about. I would highly recommend this as a wonderful place for any woman as a survivor of childhood sexual abuse to enhance their healing journey. I can't say enough wonderful things! Amazing!

Client Served

Rating: 5

I've never met a group of people more dedicated to their mission. They are making a difference, they are changing (and saving) lives. Truly caring, accepting and honest. Every single person I met with this organization is amazing.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

The Younique Foundation is a wonderful organization geared at inspiring, uplifting, Validating and Empowering women. No matter what your circumstances, the Younique Foundation strives to make all women feel beautiful and worthy both inside and out!

Client Served

Rating: 5

The Younique foundation provides a soothing atmosphere, and has a well planned healing experience for all in place. The staff is knowledgeable & provides much needed education to further progress as individuals return to their home environment. They introduce you to several healing activities which is not limited to the retreat, but are found locally in most areas.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

The Younique Foundation is helping thousands of women with recovery from childhood sexual abuse. They're giving women their voice back and defending children from being sexually abused as well. I'm proud to support this nonprofit organization, and to be a part of this world-changing movement

Client Served

Rating: 5

I attended the Younique Foundation Retreat in November of 2015. It was an unbelievable experience! My life was radically changed! The staff was caring and sensitive while at the same time extremely knowledgeable and helpful. Since that time, as a past participant and as an Ordained Pastor, I have recommended The Younique Foundation and it's Retreat to hundreds of women and their loved ones who were seeking help for them. I can't recommend this Foundation enough!!!

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I was at this retreat in May. Not once asked to pay for anything. Everything was provided for me. The staff was awesome in taking care of us. Have told several women about this retreat.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I was so honored to be apart of such a beautiful movement of HEALING! I went a year ago and was humbled to have experienced the kindness and love that the staff showed. I left with tools to help myself and my family! I am grateful to Younique Foundation for looking at the women who had been abused. In my opinion there are two types of people Mothers and those who were raised by a mother (type) and so we need to help those women find strength and healing.
I LOVED IT!

Donor

Rating: 5

It's incredible what the Younique foundation is doing for so many women out there who have been sexually abused.
I will continue to donate to this cause, we never know what can happen in life. The numbers are so high for women being sexually abused and the Younique foundation is not only helping survivors but also helping to spread awareness on this important subject.
I am happy to donate to help them help others ❤️

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Younique Foundation was a wonderful safe space for me. Teaching new physically techniques as well as coping skills to deal with the trauma left from childhood sexual abuse. I have had many different types of counseling that has not made such an immediate impact on my life as time at the Haven did. Add in the amazing benefit of no charge to attend this retreat. I thank the Younique Foundation for helping me find my future.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I am an attendee of the Haven Retreat and it was the best experience of my life. The staff are phenomenal and are so helpful in assisting you on your healing journey. The curriculum is wonderful and the resources you are sent home with can further continue the recovery process. I loved that the retreat didn't focus on all the sad details from all of our abuse but instead focused on how we are survivors and can take our future into our control. I will always suggest any survivor to attend because of the amazing impact it made on my life.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I am one of the fortunate women that were able to go to The Haven Retreat. I plan on making my yearly donations to The Younique Foundation now. Even when my donations dollar amount surpasses what the cost was for me to attend the retreat, I will not have come close to paying it back. The help, understanding, friendships, education, compassion, and love I received at The Haven Retreat saved my life and is invaluable.

Donor

Rating: 5

This foundation is taking on the subject of childhood sexual abuse straight on rather than letting it remain taboo in our society. Through spreading awareness, working for prevention and helping survivors begin to heal, this company is making a difference. I can't think of a more amazing non-profit!

Donor

Rating: 5

The younique foundation is so amazing!! They truly care about each of the participants that come through the Haven Retreat and they help uplift, empower and validate women who have been through the worst experiences.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

This is an amazing charity that is changing lives ! This non profit touches my heart and had touched many others ...

9 Celest C.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I was in the first group of women to attend the Haven Retreat. You would think that as a nonprofit first starting out there would be so many kinks to work out. I am sure they have tweaked things as they have done more retreats, however from my experience it flowed like a well oiled machine already.
I never felt so worthy, and honored for being myself and my journey--It has helped me begin to reframe my life and see what I am worthy of. Everything. Anything. Because just as I am, I am worthy. Worth something. Worth the space I take up on the planet and what is more--I matter in my corner of the world. Healing from sexual assault as an early teenager has been a journey--one I have had to do alone. I now have a network of women who understand and are on this journey with me. I don't know what healed looks or feels like, but I do know now that its not all pain. That it can also be a beautiful journey of healing and hope. And beautiful things.

6 Amber97

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I absolutely love this company! It helps so many women regain their confidence after tragic occurrences!

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Love what the foundation do for women who have been sexually abused as children and adolescent's. Knowing that every $1 you donate they add $2 and it all goes into the retreat is amazing and makes me feel proud every time i place an order via my younique presenter michelle Robinson

2 Cindy216

Donor

Rating: 5

I love that we can donate a percentage of our commission to go directly to the Younique Foundation. Amazing, loving people who started a company to uplift, empower and validate Women.

11 Megan132

Client Served

Rating: 5

I loved every moment and everything I took back with me including my new friends. I had gotten so angry in my life and I feel a peace now that I have the tools that the wonderful and loving staff gave us. I will continue to reclaim hope!!!

10 Melissa325

Client Served

Rating: 5

I knew that the Haven Retreat was going to be life changing but never realized how much! I never realized how much of my life was consumed in negativity until I was there. Because of all the trauma in my life I felt like I always had to have a hard exterior and never let my emotions show. With the help of the therapists and my warrior sisters, they taught me it's ok to let go and let the tears flow when needed. I was taught different tools and coping mechanisms to get through the tough times. For this I will be forever grateful! I am learning to find myself and put my feelings first for once instead of holding back in order to protect everyone else's feelings. By doing this I have become a better friend and support for others because if I'm not happy I can't help others. I've made it part of my life mission to share my story instead of hiding with shame so that I can help other women that have been sexually abused.

9 Evelyn23

Client Served

Rating: 5

In July of 2016 I had the privilege of going to The Haven Retreat put on by the Younique Foundation. It was such a huge help in my life and on my recovery Journey. I finally feel like I was set free. Free from daily depression and anxiety, free from so many of my fears, because of the help that they provided me.

11 J Lynn N.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I loved this experience. I went there when I literally had given up on life. I had hit rock bottom. It was such an eye opener. The classes you attend, the information you receive and the nutrition you are given is above and beyond anything I've ever heard of. The love, the respect and the bonds made there are forever. The landscape absolutely breathtaking. I left with so much more than I gave. Self worth, goals, peace and a healthy mind. I am forever greatful.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

The most incredble place of peace and healing. I highly recommend it. The staff is amazing. Nothing like this anywhere else in the world. Literally.

13 Stephanie252

Client Served

Rating: 5

Have you ever been asleep and here a loud noise and all of a sudden you are jolted awake? That is what The Younique Foundation did for me by creating The Haven Retreat.

My abuse started at a very young age. I learned to cope and survive. Constantly defense mode. Prior to this retreat, I was oblivious to my actions, thoughts and feelings as well as the thoughts feelings and actions of others. I had been conditioned to be strong and tough all the time. I would say and do hurtful things to the good people in my life, because good was not normal for more. If someone was being nice to me it was because they had an ulterior motive. My fight/flight train of thought would kick in. I allowed other people from my boss to my family to hurt me and I in turn would take it out on people who really did love me. That was my defense mechanism. I was coping and surviving but not living! I learned at this retreat that it is okay to not be strong and tough all of the time. I am not made of stone. I learned that my trauma was running my life. I learned to be more aware and mindful of others around me. When I came to this realization, I was jolted awake. For the first time, I was seeing life so much clearer!

If it were not for The Younique Foundation, I would still be coping and surviving, but not living!!

Everything from the grounds to the food is therapeutic. You cannot find this therapy anywhere else in the world. And it is free??!! The Younique Foundation should be a requirement for every woman that is learning to sail a similar ship as I am.

Thank you to all the staff for a new beginning!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

The Younique Foundation changed my life this past week. It's hard to find the words but my heart is filled with so much support, education and inspiration. I met the most courageous women who inspired me to find my happiness. The staff supported and guided me onto a positive path for my healing journey.