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This Matters

Testing rape kits send a fundamental and crucial message to victims of sexual violence: You matter. What happened to you matters. Your cases matter." - Mariska Hargitay
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1in6 Thursday: Don't Forgive

Nothing in me is defective and I'm still healing.
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We're Calling on You

As we reflect on Joyful Heart’s journey, we feel deeply grateful to you—our joyful community. Together we are changing the way society talks about, thinks about and responds to victims of sexual assault, domestic violence and child abuse.

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The Hunting Ground Premieres in Hawai'i

Thursday, 16 April 2015 to Friday, 17 April 2015
Honolulu, HI
On April 16 and 17, 2015, Joyful Heart partnered with numerous organizations to sponsor two screenings of The Hunting Ground, a piercing, monumental exposé of rape culture on college campuses.
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6 Steps to Supporting a Survivor

April 24, 2015 | BY By Monica Martinez, MFTI, Senior Clinical Manager | FILED UNDER JHF BLOG >
In listening to an individual’s story, your response can have an enormous impact on that person’s healing journey.
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It's Not Just What Happened that Night

It was always having a heart-to-heart with one or maybe two other people at a time, sitting on a bathroom sink or on a stoop. This was how I had shared my story up until 2013.
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1in6 Thursday: Helping Children Heal

Vulnerability is not really weakness as we perceive, but is in fact strength. When we expose ourselves as flawed and are willing to show our vulnerability, it opens the door for others to do the same.
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TALK DC: Exploring Men's Role in Ending Violence

Monday, 30 March 2015
Bethesda, Maryland
On Monday, March 30, Joyful Heart held our first TALK event on the East Coast in the Washington, D.C. area at the beautiful home of Jaime and Andrew Schwartzberg.
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Reform Is Happening

With its $35 million investment, the New York District Attorney’s Office will help communities achieve the results that rape kit testing has shown to bring time and time again: safety, justice and healing.
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From 1in6 Boundaries

A healthy boundary is one that has some movement in it and allows for continued involvement with others.
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