Fear 2 Freedom AfterCare Kits 


Fear 2 Freedom AfterCare Kits are a gift of hope given to victims of sexual abuse when they arrive at the hospital. Our AfterCare Kits include brand new items such as:

  • Appropriately sized T-shirt, sweatpants, and underwear

  • Toiletry Kit (includes soap, shampoo, conditioner, toothbrush, toothpaste, loofah, and hairbrush)

  • A pen and journal for adults and a toy for children

  • A Resource Card (list of helplines and tips)

  • Freedom Bear - a plush, cuddly bear that serves as a counseling tool

  • Personal, handwritten note (written by a student or volunteer)

Fear 2 Freedom AfterCare Kits are assembled by college students at Hour 2 Empower throughout the year. For each event, Fear 2 Freedom pairs the university or college with a hospital and/or community organization to distribute the AfterCare Kits. Beth Walters, a Forensic Nurse at Riverside Health System, recently told us, "I cannot imagine doing the PERK exam without these Fear 2 Freedom AfterCare Kits."

Did you know?

When a victim of sexual assault goes to the hospital for treatment or the PERK (Physical Evidence Recovery Kit) exam, all of their clothes have to kept for evidence. This means that women, men, and children are leaving our hospitals in paper scrubs after enduring one of their greatest traumas.

To walk out of the hospital in fresh clean clothes that no one has worn before you, means someone thought about you before you ever arrived at that hospital. Someone cared enough to simply stuff a box; such sweet, sweet simple act of kindness. Such a wonderful gift of hope.
— Debbie Smith, Debbie Smith Act, 2004