Vision and Mission

The vision of the Joyful Heart Foundation is a world free of sexual assault, domestic violence and child abuse.


Our mission is to transform society’s response to sexual assault, domestic violence, and child abuse, support survivors’ healing, and end this violence forever. 

We deliver our mission through a program portfolio that includes three integrated areas:


While we understand that our vision may not be achievable in our lifetimes, we firmly believe that violence and abuse are preventable.

In support of our vision and mission, we have developed and adopted a set of values and guiding principles that inform and inspire our approach to all that we do.

  • Our Values are the foundation of our organization and guide our thinking, actions, decisions, responses and priorities.
  • Our Guiding Principles serve as a compass both individually and organizationally. They are the application of our core beliefs that help to shape and direct our work. We approach all we do and every decision we make with the Guiding Principles in mind.


Printer-friendly version