Founded in 2011, Fear 2 Freedom (F2F) is a 501(c)(3) global non-profit with a mission of helping to restore hope and dignity to survivors of sexual assault while empowering students and communities to combat sexual violence.
The number "2" in our name represents the fact that every two minutes, someone is sexually assaulted in the United States.
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 and volunteers with an opportunity to become more educated about the issues surrounding sexual assault, to inform others about how they can combat sexual violence in their communities, and 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 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 by providing for their most basic needs with clothing, toiletries, and other essential items. 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 that freedom is more powerful than fear.