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Statement on Bipartisan Bill Passed Eliminating Statute of Limitations for Survivors

A federal bill signed into law Friday, Sept. 16, has removed the statute of limitations for people who were sexually abused as minors to file civil claims.

Saprea Partners with Nonprofits to Offer Symposium on Societal Change

Child sexual abuse is a silent epidemic in the U.S. and Utah is no exception. Saprea, along The Utah Women Leadership Project and the Malouf Foundaiton, are hosting the symposium, “Effecting Societal Change for Child Sexual Abuse,” on Oct. 26.

Third Annual ‘Ride to Defend’ Raises $33,322 for Saprea

For the third year in a row, a group of motorcyclists rode cross-country as part of the annual Ride to Defend campaign to raise donations for Saprea. This year, the riders traveled a combined total of 25,600 miles to raise money for survivors of child sexual abuse.

Saprea Offering Healing Webinar to Make Services More Accessible

In an effort to help adult female survivors of child sexual abuse jumpstart their healing from home, Saprea has created a Healing Webinar for women who were sexually abused as children or teens.

2023 International Saprea Gala to be held at Atlanta Braves Stadium

Saprea is honored to announce its 2023 International Saprea Gala will be held at the Atlanta Braves Stadium, Truist Park, on Feb. 18, 2023. The gala is focused on raising funds to support child sexual abuse healing and prevention.

Saprea Offering First-Ever Kosher Retreat for Female Survivors

Saprea will offer its first-ever Kosher retreat Oct. 31 through Nov. 3 at its Utah location. “Kosher” is a term used to describe food that complies with the dietary standards of traditional Jewish law.

Saprea, My Watchman Partner to Provide Resources in Liberia

Saprea is partnering with My Watchman, a tech4good company, headquartered in Monrovia, Liberia, to work collaboratively on innovative healing resources to be shared in various channels.

Statement on R. Kelly Sentenced to 30 Years in Prison

R. Kelly’s sentencing today, June 29, of 30 years in prison represents one of the most high-profile #MeToo moments in the United States for women and girls of color.

Statement Regarding Ghislaine Maxwell’s 20-Year Prison Sentence

Ghislaine Maxwell, who was found guilty on multiple felonies related to sex trafficking and grooming young teenage girls, represents a high-profile moment in this country for child sexual abuse survivors. She was sentenced today, June 28, to 20 years in prison.

Saprea Launches Media Campaign About Prevalence of Child Sexual Abuse

Saprea, a global nonprofit based in Utah, that focuses on child sexual abuse healing and prevention has launched an awareness campaign to educate Utah parents and communities about the prevalence of child sexual abuse.

Art, Fashion Exhibit in New York City to Benefit Saprea

Saprea has been designated as the charity of choice for the upcoming Art Meso art and fashion exhibit that will debut in New York City July 16 through Aug. 8. "La Genèse Exhibition" is inspired by Art Meso, an Atlanta-based, international art and traveling fashion exhibition.

Saprea Partners with National Incarceration Association

In an effort to help break the cycle of child sexual abuse, Saprea is partnering with the National Incarceration Association to offer survivor support groups in prisons nationwide.

Saprea Announces New Leadership Roles

Saprea recently announced changes in its leadership roles. Chris Yadon, who has served for the last seven years as Saprea’s inaugural executive director, will become the new managing director, and Matt Hartvigsen, currently serving as chief outreach officer, will replace Yadon as executive director.

Saprea Highlights Mental Health Resources in May

Saprea is highlighting Mental Health Awareness Month throughout May and the millions of Americans living with mental health conditions. Many children who are sexual abuse survivors will spend years dealing with trauma; and oftentimes these effects include mental health-related issues.

Compassion Essential in Healing from Child Sexual Abuse

Compassion. The desire to alleviate others’ suffering is a binding force of our shared humanity and an integral part of our community. But what about providing that same non-judgmental love, support, and kindness to ourselves when we are hurting?

Saprea Offers Hope for Survivors of Child Sexual Abuse

Dajia loves unicorns. Liam likes sports and hopes to play college basketball. Aadhya dreams of becoming a TikTok star. Each of these children will experience the trauma of child sexual abuse before they reach the age of 18.

Time to Talk More Openly About Sexual Abuse in Youth Sports

It is time we start talking openly about sexual abuse in sports. Parents and governing bodies need to be educated about sexual abuse prevention and aware of signs that boundaries are being crossed.

Saprea creating more awareness about child sexual abuse in April

Throughout April, the global nonprofit Saprea is increasing awareness about child sexual abuse during National Child Abuse Prevention Month and Sexual Assault Awareness Month.

Atlanta’s Thrive Gala is first formal event to unveil ‘Saprea’ rebrand

The Atlanta Thrive Gala being held on Feb. 26 is the inaugural event since the rebrand of The Younique Foundation as “Saprea.” “Thrive Gala: An Evening of Hope and Inspiration” will be held at the Country Club of the South in Johns Creek.

National retailer Kendra Scott celebrates Saprea with promotion

Fashion accessory retailer Kendra Scott is celebrating Saprea’s rebrand by giving back to the nonprofit and supporting its mission to liberate society from child sexual abuse and its lasting impacts. Starting at midnight on Feb. 8, Kendra Scott is donating 20% of proceeds to Saprea.

Nonprofit rebrands as Saprea to shine light globally on child sexual abuse

The Younique Foundation, a nonprofit committed to eliminating child sexual abuse and its lasting impacts, announced today it has rebranded under the name “Saprea.” Founder and Board Chair Shelaine Maxfield said the nonprofit has accomplished much in its first seven years, including serving 14.2 million people through its in-person and online resources.

First Finding Hope Support Group Created in Peru by Student Volunteers

Two university students spent their summer in the Peruvian Andes organizing the first-ever Finding Hope Support Group in Peru for adult women who are survivors of child sexual abuse.

Atlanta Couple Joins Fight Against Child Sexual Abuse this Giving Tuesday

One in five children is sexually abused before the age of 18. For Atlantan Chloé Taylor Brown this wasn’t just a statistic, it was her reality. She was abused at age seven, and kept it a secret for more than 20 years.

Third-party Research Validates Retreat Services Have Deep Impact on Survivors

With the help of a global research firm, The Younique Foundation recently confirmed something the nonprofit already knew: the nonprofit’s retreat services have an extremely high impact on the survivors of child sexual abuse who attend.

This Giving Tuesday, Join the Fight Against Child Sexual Abuse

One in five children is sexually abused before the age of 18. To Kirstynn Evans, this wasn’t just a statistic, it was her reality. Her abuse first happened at age four and continued until she was 12. For decades she carried her secret of abuse quietly tucked away. She finally broke her silence when she learned that children close to her were at high risk of being abused.

The Younique Foundation Named ‘2021 Top Rated’ by GreatNonprofits

“They provide an amazing support and community full of empathy and respect,” wrote one woman. Reviews like this one propelled The Younique Foundation to be selected as a “2021 Top-Rated Nonprofit” by GreatNonprofits, the leading website for community recommendations of charities and nonprofits.

Atlanta Business Leader, David Moody, to Serve as Honorary Chairman of the ‘2022 Thrive Gala

The Younique Foundation is honored to announce that Atlanta business leader David Moody, owner of C.D. Moody Construction Company, will serve as honorary chairman of the inaugural “Thrive Gala: An Evening of Hope and Inspiration” set for Feb 26, 2022, at the Country Club of the South in Johns Creek.

Foundation Serves 4,000th Survivor at The Haven Retreat

The Younique Foundation will mark an important milestone this week as it welcomes its 4,000th adult survivor of child sexual abuse at The Haven Retreat.

Free Online Resources for Survivors of Child Sexual Abuse Launched Today

After 14 months in the making, and 72,000 words later, The Younique Foundation launched an in-depth series of new online healing resources today free for survivors of child sexual abuse.

Foundation Focused on Mental Health Education in October

The Younique Foundation is focused on mental health education this month. On Sunday, Oct. 10, the Foundation will be take part in World Mental Health Day with global charities who offer mental health resources as part of their missions.

Statement Regarding R. Kelly’s Conviction in Sexual Abuse Trial

Monday’s guilty verdicts in the sexual abuse trial of singer R. Kelly represent one of the most high-profile #MeToo moments in this country for women and girls of color.

50th Retreat in Georgia Withstands Hurricane Flooding

The Younique Foundation held its 50th retreat in Georgia the week of Aug. 30–Sept. 2, and it was definitely memorable thanks to Hurricane Ida.

Ride to Defend Raises $20,000 to Support Survivors

For the second year, Ride to Defend, a cross-country motorcycle ride to raise donations for The Younique Foundation, traveled a combined total of 9,808 miles and arrived at the Foundation headquarters in Lehi, Utah, last month.

Foundation Celebrates Its Most Successful Reclaim Hope Gala

The Younique Foundation celebrated its most successful Reclaim Hope Gala on Sept. 10 with enough donations to send nearly 150 survivors to its educational retreat.

Foundation Earns ‘Best in Classy’ Honor for Most Loyal Supporters

The Younique Foundation has been named a Best in Classy nonprofit organization in the Most Loyal Supporters category.

Clyde Companies, Inc., is Title Sponsor for Reclaim Hope Gala

Saprea is honored to have Clyde Companies, Inc., a Utah-based construction organization, as a supporting partner for its Saprea Gala.

Virtual Meetings Set for Those Interested in Starting Support Groups for Adult Survivors of Child Sexual Abuse

The Younique Foundation is offering online interest meetings for adult survivors of child sexual abuse who want to start support groups in their communities.

Montana Woman Running to Raise Awareness About Child Sexual Abuse

Christine Baldwin of Arlee, Montana, is running the race of her life. And with every step she runs, she is raising awareness around the epidemic of child sexual abuse, as well as fundraising for The Younique Foundation.

Giving Tuesday Campaign Featured at National Marketing Summit

This week’s national Nonprofit Marketing Summit 2021 will feature some of the most successful year-end campaigns in 2020, and The Younique Foundation’s Giving Tuesday campaign is one that will be featured.

Foundation to Offer Online Interest Meetings to Start Support Groups

The Younique Foundation is offering online interest meetings for survivors of child sexual abuse who want to start support groups in their communities. Finding Hope Support Groups offer adult female survivors of child sexual abuse a place to come together to find safety, community, and education. Survivors also learn from each other by creating an environment of hope, acceptance, and encouragement.

Nonprofit Provides Prevention Resources for Child Sexual Abuse

In light of the recent $850 million child sexual abuse settlement against the Boy Scouts of America, The Younique Foundation is reminding parents, caregivers, and community leaders to have conversations with children about child sexual abuse.

Statement Regarding Boy Scouts of America Settlement

The largest settlement in U.S. history in a child sexual abuse case was reached July 1, 2021, against the Boy Scouts of America. The Boy Scouts and its insurers will pay $850 million. More than 84,000 survivors are part of the class-action lawsuit.

Spanish Language Session Returns to The Haven Retreat Oct. 25–28

The Younique Foundation is offering its second Spanish language session at The Haven Retreat Oct. 25–28 and invites Spanish-speaking survivors of child sexual abuse to request an application now. Preparation to attend takes approximately three months, so survivors are encouraged to begin the application process as soon as possible.

La sesión en español regresa al Retiro Haven del 25 al 28 de octubre

The Younique Foundation está ofreciendo su segunda sesión en español del Retiro Haven del 25 al 28 de octubre e invita a las sobrevivientes de abuso sexual infantil de habla hispana a pedir una solicitud ahora. La preparación para asistir toma aproximadamente tres meses, por lo que se alienta a las sobrevivientes a comenzar el proceso de solicitud lo antes posible.

Foundation asking for selfies to bring awareness to cause

National Selfie Day is June 21 and The Younique Foundation is using that day to bring awareness to its mission. When it comes to eradicating child sexual abuse, raising awareness on social media can make all the difference.

Foundation is Highlighted on Nugent Good News Podcast

The Younique Foundation is the focus of this week’s Nugent Good News podcast. The episode, “The Catalyst for Healing, Education, and Hope,” includes an interview with Shelaine Maxfield, founder, president, and board chair of the Foundation.

Kintsugi fundraiser to benefit child sexual abuse survivors

Business owner Marcella Hill creates joy every day by repurposing old sweaters and giving them life by making them into new items. Her Utah-based business, Love Woolies, takes used, donated sweaters and turn them into scrunchies, socks, and mittens.

Utah Teens Produce Consent Video for Foundation

The Younique Foundation has partnered with a group of Utah County high school students to produce a video that educates their peers about consent.

Utah Survivors Podcasts Feature Two Episodes About Foundation

May is National Mental Health Month and a Utah-based podcast, “Utah Survivors” features two episodes this month focused on the mental health of survivors of child sexual abuse and how The Younique Foundation assists them with mental health as part of their healing journey.

May is National Mental Health Month

The Younique Foundation is participating in the first-ever Mental Health Action Day on May 20 held in coordination with National Mental Health Month.

Fowling for a Cause in Atlanta to Raise Money for Foundation

On Thursday, April 22, The Fowling Warehouse Atlanta will hold a fundraiser in honor of Child Abuse Prevention Month.

Fundraiser Features Virtual Class on Macarons

An Arizona macaron baker hopes to raise $10,000 for The Younique Foundation this month in an effort to bring awareness to child sexual abuse.

First Finding Hope Support Group Created in Mexico

Latin America has its first Finding Hope Support Group in Puebla, Mexico, thanks to the help of one passionate supporter and three inspiring survivors.

General Counsel Receives Honor from Utah Business Magazine

Trent Belliston, General Counsel and Director of Compliance for The Younique Foundation, has been selected for Utah Business magazine’s 2021 Corporate Counsel Award.

Join the Fight for Zero

We live in challenging times. Faced with a global crisis, we continue to experience the pandemic’s impacts on our communities, our economy, and our way of life. Each of us has been affected in one form or another, some through financial strain and others through illness, loss, and loneliness. And no one has felt loneliness more than our children.

Film About Younique Foundation Receives BYU Changemaker Award

The Younique Foundation is the focus of a film produced by two university students and tied for the first place award in the 2021 Changemaker Film Competition hosted by the Brigham Young University Ballard Center and Peery Social Entrepreneurship program.

Fight For Zero Campaign to Bring Awareness to Child Sexual Abuse

Grant was eight years old when he decided to talk to his parents about a traumatic event in his young life — he had been sexually abused. Over the next several years, his parents helped him on his journey to heal.

2020 Year in Review Highlights Foundation’s Accomplishments

The Younique Foundation recently released its 2020 Year in Review, and it is proud of its accomplishments despite the challenges of a pandemic throughout most of the year.

University of Leeds Women’s Football Team Partners with Foundation

University athletes from Leeds, England, are partnering with The Younique Foundation this semester to pilot a volunteer program that will be used across universities worldwide.

New Board Member Joins Younique Foundation Board of Directors

Meredith Lam has joined The Younique Foundation Board of Directors.

Foundation Executive Director to Discuss Stopping Violence Against Women

The Utah Women and Leadership Project, under the direction of Dr. Susan R. Madsen, is hosting its Spring Women’s Leadership Forum on Feb. 17.

The Younique Foundation Selected as ‘Transformative’ Nonprofit

The Younique Foundation has been selected by the prestigious Stand Together Foundation as one of the country’s most transformative nonprofits.

Retreat Helps Women Recover from Childhood Sexual Abuse

One in every four women is a survivor of childhood sexual abuse. These women often spend decades trying to overcome the trauma they endured as children. Trudy is one such survivor.

BYU Graduate Students Assess The Younique Foundation’s Volunteer Efforts

Graduate students from the Brigham Young University Marriott School of Business spent fall semester assessing The Younique Foundation’s volunteer engagement.

Virtual Giving Tuesday Celebration Planned Dec. 1

The Younique Foundation is joining the Giving Tuesday movement effort to unleash the power to transform their communities through the gift of hope and healing.

Ride to Defend

Tony Silguero recently completed a 3,767-mile ride to raise awareness and donations for Defend Innocence.

Buy Box Experts Podcast

The Younique Foundation is honored to have been featured on the Buy Box Experts podcast.

Third-Party Peer-Reviewed Study

The Younique Foundation's The Haven Retreat Featured in Third-Party Peer-Reviewed Study

Bouchedid Foundation

The Younique Foundation has been inducted into the Bouchedid Foundation's portfolio.

#YWERUCK Supports Survivors

Matt Ellis' goal is to help end child sexual abuse and bring awareness to help survivors.

St. George Reclaim Hope Gala

The Younique Foundation welcomed Washington County residents to a beautiful evening.

THE #MeToo Era Has Helped Empower

The Younique Foundation began in 2015. Retreat and support services are offered to adult female survivors