Charities We Work With
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1.800.656.HOPE • Free.
The Rape, Abuse & Incest
National Network (RAINN) is the nation's largest anti-sexual assault
organization. Among its programs, RAINN created and operates the National
Sexual Assault Hotline at 1.800.656.HOPE. This nationwide
partnership of more than 1,100 local rape treatment hotlines provides victims of
sexual assault with free, confidential services around the clock. The hotline
helped 137,039 sexual assault victims in 2005 and has helped more than one
million since it began in 1994.
The National Coalition Against
Domestic Violence's (NCADV) work includes coalition building at the local,
state, regional and national levels; support for the provision of
community-based, non-violent alternatives - such as safe home and shelter
programs - for battered women and their children; public education and technical
assistance; policy development and innovative legislation; focus on the
leadership of NCADV's caucuses and task forces developed to represent the
concerns of organizationally under represented groups; and efforts to eradicate
social conditions which contribute to violence against women and children.
CancerCare is a
national nonprofit organization whose mission is to provide free, professional
support services to anyone affected by cancer: people with cancer, caregivers,
children, loved ones, and the bereaved. CancerCare programs – including
counseling, education, financial assistance and practical help – are provided by
trained oncology social workers and are completely free of charge. Founded in
1944, CancerCare now provides individual help to more than 100,000
people each year, in addition to more than 1 million unique visitors to their websites.
The Joyful Heart Foundation
(JHF) is committed to the total healing and recovery of survivors of sexual
assault by introducing unique programs centered on dolphin-human interaction in
the wild as a way of stimulating a survivors healing journey. By working
hand-in-hand with rape crisis centers and counselors as well as dolphin experts,
JHF synthesizes all components of the healing process (mental, physical,
emotional, spiritual, social and environmental) into one therapeutic experience.
The positive effects of dolphin-human interaction in the wild can be
unparalleled. The Joyful Heart Foundation provides this safe, unique and
liberating experience as part of a retreat program, free of charge, with hopes
of providing a powerful step in a surivor's journey to reclaiming a joyful
heart. JHF was founded by Mariska Hargitay in 2002.
The American Heart Association
is a national voluntary health agency whose mission is to reduce disability and
death from cardiovascular diseases and stroke. Go Red For Women is the American
Heart Association’s nationwide movement that celebrates the energy, passion and
power we have as women to band together and wipe out heart disease. The movement
gives women tips and information on healthy eating, exercise and risk factor
reduction, such as smoking cessation, weight maintenance, blood pressure
control, and blood cholesterol management.
Ann Arbor's Take Back The Night Rally
|The Ann Arbor Take Back the Night march
and rally is an opportunity to speak out against all forms of sexualized
violence in our community. The goals of this event are to:
- Provide an environment of support and healing wherein
survivors are empowered to express their experiences
- To raise awareness of the ways sexualized violence is a force
of oppression used to perpetuate racism, sexism, etc.
- To build a network of individuals committed to creating a
community free of sexualized violence.
The Joy Project is a non-profit, grassroots
organization based on the philosophy of using real-world, workable solutions to
end the epidemic of eating disorders. They work towards reducing the rate and
severity of eating disorders by supporting and conducting research, education,
and support programs.
The Joy Project does not seek to replace or
discourage traditional or current treatments, but to expand the options for
treatment. They seek to make treatment options more accessible to anyone
affected and find and implement ways to make treatment more effective. The Joy
Project seeks to empower individuals with eating disorders to be active
participants in their own recovery.
This project was designed in July of 1999 for women
living with HIV infection. STITCHES was the brain-child of Ms. Kathy
Gerus-Darbison and her co-worker at that time, Candice Moench. Both these women
are AIDS Educators and activists in the state of Michigan. For several years
they wanted to create a project that combined art and life, as an interactive
way to educate the community at large. These two women wanted to find a way to
preserve the stories of HIV positive women everywhere. So, the dolls in the
STITCHES project are created by HIV positive women all over the country and then
returned to STITCHES to become part of a continuing traveling
Not only does this project give women a safe place to
voice their feelings about how HIV has affected their lives, but its also a gift
that others can learn from.
The MPD Foundation was established in 1999. The
founding board members are all MPD patients who were disappointed to discover
how little medical progress had been made in the last 30 years in research and
treatments in the Myeloproliferative Disorders. The MPD Foundation's primary
mission is to stimulate and finance original research in pursuit of new
treatments and eventually a cure. As a secondary goal, the MPD Foundation hopes
to use the research and therapies developed from the MPD work to benefit a
broader range of blood cancers such as multiple myeloma, myelogenic leukemia and
lymphocytic leukemia. Lastly, the foundation hopes to give patients and their
families the information they need to manage their disorders and minimize the
debilitating side effects until an initial cure is found.
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