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Working Together to End the Rape Kit Backlog

June 6, 2013 | BY Sarah Tofte | FILED UNDER JHF BLOG >
As you know, Joyful Heart is dedicated to ending the rape kit backlog nationwide. Currently, Detroit is working to test more than 11,000 kits that were transferred to a warehouse by the police and left behind, despite significantly limited resources.
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Supporting the One in Six During SAAM

In today's 1in6 Thursday, Martha Marin urges colleges and universities to remember the silent male survivor during their Sexual Assault Awareness Month events this April 2013. She reminds us that making sure we have adequate resources is just as important as outreach. Martha and 1in6, Inc. offer hope and support to campus outreach programs across the nation.
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Tomorrow We Say NO MORE

We at Joyful Heart are thrilled to be a part of NO MORE Day, happening tomorrow, March 13. This day marks the public launch of NO MORE, the nation’s first unifying awareness symbol to end domestic violence and sexual assault. In communities across the country, advocates will join forces to address the need to end domestic violence and sexual assault by launching NO MORE, the first overarching symbol that is bringing together all people in our society to end domestic violence and sexual assault. We invite you to join us—from wherever you are in the country—to help launch NO MORE and participate in one of the most concerted and collaborative efforts to end domestic violence and sexual assault.
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Join Us Tomorrow for the Second #YourVoiceCounts Twitter Chat

Even though 1 in 4 women and nearly one in 7 men are directly affected by domestic violence in the U.S., it remains a largely hidden epidemic. Because we all have a role to play in preventing violence—and because talking about it is one of the first steps to ending it—the Verizon Foundation and CBS Sportscaster James Brown are helping to get the conversation going during a special #YourVoiceCounts Twitter Chat before the Super Bowl on Thursday, January 31 from 4:00 – 5:00 pm ET.
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1in6 Thursday: Good Will Towards Men

January 24, 2013 | BY 1in6org | FILED UNDER JHF BLOG >
Weeks have passed since we rang in the New Year, and already our holiday cheer has begun to fade. Perhaps, that is why we begin each year with the same routine of reflecting on how we are going to improve ourselves in the coming year and then resolving to do a whole list of things that, too often, result in no change at all. This year, Emiliano challenges us to break free from this routine and the typical resolutions of weight loss and financial gain in order to bring about true change not just in yourself but in your community, as well. He invites us to reflect on the issue of male childhood sexual abuse and resolve to be a part of a growing network of support.
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Calling All 2012 Donations

December 31, 2012 | BY Maile Zambuto | FILED UNDER JHF BLOG >
We have so much to look forward to and so much work to do. We hope you will join us on our journey in the new year. A donation today means not only a deduction on your 2012 taxes, but more importantly, a meaningful contribution to continue Joyful Heart’s work to help heal and empower survivors of violence and abuse.
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Big Plans for 2013

2013 is just around the corner and we know now, more than ever, how necessary and important our work is. Thanks to supporters like you, in 2013 we will continue to heal and empower survivors of sexual assault, domestic violence and child abuse and the professionals who serve them. We will extend and grow our reach and we will respond to new community needs.
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It’s Simple Physics

December 5, 2012 | BY Maile Zambuto | FILED UNDER JHF BLOG >
Sexual assault, domestic violence and child abuse are heavy and complex issues. But the greater the number of people willing to lift, the lighter the load becomes for each individual to carry.
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Celebrate the Holidays with Joyful Heart's Gifts that Give Back

November 20, 2012 | BY JessicaVaron | FILED UNDER JHF BLOG >
This holiday season, celebrate your loved ones with special gifts of joy from our Heartshop.
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How We Can Turn Towards Domestic Violence the Rest of the Year

What would it be like if we, collectively, really saw surviving abuse or assault without blame, stigma or shame? Unafraid to listen to someone's story and unafraid to say "NO MORE?"
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