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.
What We Do
F2F provides students with innovative, educational programs that are service- oriented in an effort to end sexual assault. These unique events teach students how to openly address sexual violence in their community and to support survivors through interactive activities.
Our signature Hour 2 Empower event allows students and community partners to come together to assemble F2F Aftercare Kits. These thoughtfully packed kits are given to victims of sexual assault who endure the hospital PERK(physical evidence recovery kit) exam.
During this exam, sexual assault victims’ personal belongings and clothing are often collected as evidence. Our F2F Aftercare Kits give a "gift of hope" to these survivors, preserving their dignity and providing basic needs like clothes and toiletries. To date, more than 20,000 Aftercare Kits have been distributed.
Why We Matter
The statistics are staggering. According to the National Sexual Violence Resource Center:
1 in every 5 women and 1 in 16 men will be the victims of sexual assault during their time in college.
More than 90% of sexual assault victims on college campuses do not report the assault.
Among American children, 1 in 4 girls and 1 in 6 boys will be sexually abused before they reach college(18 years old).
Rape costs the United States more money than any other type of violent crime, approximately $127 billion annually.
The number “2” in F2F is also a statistic. At the time F2F was founded, every 2 minutes it was estimated someone in the United States was sexually assaulted. However, this was inaccurate, considering majority of these crimes were going unreported.
Thanks to our efforts and awareness campaigns like the #MeToo movement, victims are finding strength in numbers and empowerment in reporting. Today, it’s more accurately estimated that every 98 seconds someone in the United States is sexually assaulted.
Now, our “2” represents something different. It marks the change we are seeing in statistics and society as we help survivors move from fear to freedom.
Please join us as we work to #bethechange in society and reshape the culture surrounding sexual violence. Together, we can show the world that freedom is more powerful than fear.