Sexual Abuse & Domestic Assault Services

In the United States, the statistics are staggering for cases of sexual assault, domestic violence, human trafficking, and spouse and child abuse. As a result, our Foundation is committing resources to organizations dedicated to supporting survivors of sexual violence and connecting those in need with help in their local communities. Our goal is to create space for sexual assault survivors to heal and reclaim a sense of joy in their lives. We support organizations that provide multi-faceted approaches to education and advocacy to transform society’s response to sexual assault, domestic violence, and child abuse. We also support victim-centered services that facilitate survivors’ healing and offer transitional shelters, medical programs, counseling, prevention, education, legal representation, and more. The goal is to end this violence forever.

 

Learn more about the life-changing services and resources we’re helping provide:

If you would like to submit a grant request on behalf of a community organization, please click below to complete our Community & Charitable Grants application.

Alternatives,
Inc.

Anderson, IN

Turning Victims Into Survivors

Alternatives, Inc. helped 339 individuals last year because of support from the Sonnentag American Foundation. Additionally, their Play for Family Peace golf outing raised $38,000 for Alternatives, Inc.

The organization provided emergency shelter for 192 adults and 146 children in the last 12 months. They answered over 2,500 crisis hotline calls and provided outreach (non-shelter) services for an additional 209 survivors.

Their work is vital in turning victims into survivors.

Your Giving in Action! Honor

“Lacy” came to the shelter with a shattered self esteem and spirit. She had been in an abusive relationship for many years. She had turned to drugs and alcohol to numb her pain. When she first came to the shelter she was nervous and afraid of the unknown. The future was unclear and she knew her past was not healthy or safe for her children; not knowing what the future would hold caused great anxiety. The next morning, she told staff she slept peacefully for the first time in years!

From there she started working on a plan. She helped her daughter settle in to life in a shelter and encouraged her to participate in the children’s programming. Staff helped with securing doctor’s appointments and gathering the necessary items for her newborn. She secured a job, started saving money, began her sobriety journey, and was accepted into our Transitional Housing program. Lacy and her children are thriving today! She has been sober for nearly a year, her daughter’s grades have improved, and both have restored their self-confidence!

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