Founded in 2011, Fear 2 Freedom (F2F) is a 501(c)(3) global non-profit with a mission of helping restore hope and dignity to survivors of sexual assault while empowering students and communities to combat sexual violence.
The number “2” in our name is extremely significant. At the time Fear 2 Freedom was founded, it was reported that every 2 minutes someone in the United States was sexually assaulted. However, thanks to awareness campaigns(like ours) and the #metoo movement, victims have found strength in numbers and empowerment in reporting their assaults. Today, it’s estimated that every 98 seconds someone in the United States is sexually assaulted.
What We Do
Fear 2 Freedom provides education, information, and support in an effort to end sexual assault, child abuse, domestic violence, and sex trafficking. Our Hour 2 Empower partner hospitals and community organizations with universities to provide Fear 2 Freedom Aftercare Kits to survivors of sexual violence. These events provide students with information about sexual assault and it’s relevance. Students learn how they can combat sexual violence in their communities and how to support survivors by assembling Fear 2 Freedom Aftercare Kits.
Why We Matter
The statistics can be daunting. According to the National Sexual Violence Resource Center, 1 in every 5 women and 1 in 71 men will be the victims of sexual assault. 20% to 25% of female college students will be victims of forced sex during their time in college. Among America’s children, 1 in 4 girls and 1 in 6 boys will be sexually abused before they reach their 18th birthday. Rape costs the United States more money than any other type of violent crime, approximately $127 billion annually.
When a victim of sexual assault goes to the hospital for treatment, their clothes and other personal belongings are often collected as evidence. Our Fear 2 Freedom Aftercare Kits are a "gift of hope" to these survivors, preserving their dignity and providing basic needs such as clothing and toiletries. To date, more than 20,000 Aftercare Kits have been distributed.
Please join us as we work to change the culture surrounding sexual violence. Together, we can show the world that freedom is more powerful than fear.