Reclaim Hope. Defend Innocence.

Compassion At Its Best

Shelaine and Derek Maxfield felt compelled to put their passion and financial backing into a charitable organization that would help adult women who suffered childhood sexual abuse. Born out of their compassion and the efforts of many others, The Younique Foundation, a 501(c)(3) public charity was organized in December of 2014.


I think there comes a time in each of our lives and maybe even a specific moment when we become so painfully aware of a problem, that we can no longer dismiss it. We can’t sweep it under the rug. We can’t turn our backs on it. And we certainly cannot turn our hearts away from a cause that is desperate for our attention.

—Shelaine Maxfield


Our Mission

We inspire hope in women who were sexually abused as children or adolescents by providing healing services through retreats, survivor communities, and online resources. We empower parents and caregivers to protect children from sexual abuse through education and online resources. We make it safe to openly discuss sexual abuse through community dialogue and social awareness.

Our Relationship With Younique Products

The Younique Foundation is profoundly grateful for the relationship we have with Younique Products.  Younique Products, LLC was founded by Derek Maxfield and Melanie Huscroft.  One of the original purposes of founding the cosmetics company was to fund the Foundation.  Younique Products mission is to Uplift, Empower, and Validate women everywhere – including sexual abuse survivors specifically.  The generous support of Younique Products and their Presenters is tremendously valuable and it is impossible to calculate the amazing impact of their support.

Although the Younique Products company is deeply committed to supporting The Younique Foundation, it is important to note that the Foundation was not established to support the company or sell cosmetics.  Inevitably the two will be linked, but the Foundation is 100% focused on helping abuse survivors and is not distracted by the need to promote Younique Products.