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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.


American Heart Association

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 exhibit.

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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