OUR MISSION

We inspire hope in women who were sexually abused as children or adolescents by providing healing services through educational retreats, support groups, and online resources.

We educate and empower parents and caregivers to protect children from sexual abuse through community and online resources.

We advocate for open discussions about sexual abuse through community dialogue and social awareness.

 

OUR
MISSION

We inspire hope in women who were sexually abused as children or adolescents by providing healing services through educational retreats, support groups, and online resources.

We educate and empower parents and caregivers to protect children from sexual abuse through community and online resources.

We advocate for open discussions about sexual abuse through community dialogue and social awareness.



Our Story

In a conversation with his wife Shelaine, Derek Maxfield lamented that someone should “do something” to help female survivors of child sexual abuse find hope and healing. Together, they realized they could do something and launched The Younique Foundation, an organization committed to empowering survivors throughout the world. Shelaine Maxfield remains our President and Board Chair.

Our Story

In a conversation with his wife Shelaine, Derek Maxfield lamented that someone should “do something” to help female survivors of child sexual abuse find hope and healing. Together, they realized they could do something and launched The Younique Foundation, an organization committed to empowering survivors throughout the world. Shelaine Maxfield remains our President and Board Chair.

Who We Serve

1 in 4 women is a survivor of child sexual abuse. These women often spend decades trying to overcome the trauma of the abuse they endured as children.

Experiencing sexual trauma at a young age, oftentimes at the hands of an acquaintance or family member, can lead to feelings of guilt, shame, and hopelessness for years after the abuse has stopped. Survivors also often experience a range of symptoms related to the trauma of their abuse, such as:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Eating disorders
  • Suicidal thoughts
  • Insomnia
  • Panic attacks
  • Addictions and addictive behaviors
  • Unhealthy relationships
  • Chronic pain
  • Learning difficulties

Who We Serve

1 in 4 women is a survivor of child sexual abuse. These women often spend decades trying to overcome the trauma of the abuse they endured as children.

Experiencing sexual trauma at a young age, oftentimes at the hands of an acquaintance or family member, can lead to feelings of guilt, shame, and hopelessness for years after the abuse has stopped. Survivors also often experience a range of symptoms related to the trauma of their abuse, such as:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Eating disorders
  • Suicidal thoughts
  • Insomnia
  • Panic attacks
  • Addictions and addictive behaviors
  • Unhealthy relationships
  • Chronic pain
  • Learning difficulties

Our Services

The Younique Foundation exists for the purpose of helping adult, female survivors of child sexual abuse navigate their healing journeys. We provide a range of free services, including:

THE HAVEN RETREAT

An immersive experience that begins with a 4-day educational retreat and continues with a 9-week online course. The retreat is designed to help survivors learn about the effects of childhood trauma, introduce concepts and practices that can promote healing, and offer tools survivors can use to address the effects of trauma on the brain and body.

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EDUCATIONAL ONLINE RESOURCES

To facilitate learning and healing at a survivor’s own pace.

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FINDING HOPE SUPPORT GROUP MATERIALS

These support groups are run by survivors in their own communities and provide a safe space for survivors to gather and learn together.

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Our Services

The Younique Foundation exists for the purpose of helping adult, female survivors of child sexual abuse navigate their healing journeys. We provide a range of free services, including:

THE HAVEN RETREAT

An immersive experience that begins with a 4-day educational retreat and continues with a 9-week online course. The retreat is designed to help survivors learn about the effects of childhood trauma, introduce concepts and practices that can promote healing, and offer tools survivors can use to address the effects of trauma on the brain and body.

Learn More


EDUCATIONAL ONLINE RESOURCES

To facilitate learning and healing at a survivor’s own pace.

Learn More


FINDING HOPE SUPPORT GROUP MATERIALS

These support groups are run by survivors in their own communities and provide a safe space for survivors to gather and learn together.

Learn More

Our Impact

Since its inception in December 2014, The Younique Foundation has worked diligently to serve survivors of child sexual abuse. We are proud to have:

170 Retreats

Organized more than 170 retreats between our two locations in Utah and Georgia.

3300+ Survivors

Helped more than 3,300 survivors on their healing journeys.

57 Support Groups

Supported the creation of more than 57 support groups that operate throughout the world.

300+ Resources

Published over 200 online resources and 110+ videos.

170 Retreats

Organized more than 170 retreats between our two locations in Utah and Georgia.

3300+ Survivors

Helped more than 3,300 survivors on their healing journeys.

57 Support Groups

Supported the creation of more than 57 support groups that operate throughout the world.

300+ Resources

Published over 200 online resources
and 110+ videos.

Our Team

The Younique Foundation employs more than 100 experienced professionals, including a full team of licensed clinical practitioners. We carefully vet each staff member who joins our team and are fortunate to have talented and dedicated individuals who bring depth and passion to our efforts.

In addition to providing healing resources, our team also focuses on the prevention of child sexual abuse through Defend Innocence, a brand of The Younique Foundation. Defend Innocence provides free educational resources to parents, caregivers, and community leaders to empower them to protect the children they love. To learn more about Defend Innocence’s mission and resources, visit defendinnocence.org

Who We Are

The Younique Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit public charity, funded through a combination of public donations and private donors. We have offices in Lehi, Utah and in Alpharetta, Georgia.

Contact Us

If you have any questions about our services, please reach out.

CONTACT US

Who We Are

The Younique Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit public charity, funded through a combination of public donations and private donors. We have offices in Lehi, Utah and in Alpharetta, Georgia.

Contact Us

If you have any questions about our services please reach out.

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Your gift can support survivors and help them Reclaim Hope.

Our Relationship with Younique

The Younique Foundation and Younique are separate entities, which operate independently of each other. Younique generously donates 10% of profits to The Younique Foundation as part of their ongoing pledge to fight for the eradication of child sexual abuse and its effects. We are profoundly grateful for the generous support we receive from Younique, their founders, employees, and Presenters.