What we do

The Love Quest Foundation provides and promotes opportunities for diverse groups to collaborate on arts projects that help break the silence surrounding intimate partner violence, teen dating violence, domestic abuse, and sexual assault and help individuals impacted these public health issues heal from the trauma.

Music Projects

Music projects bring diverse groups together to collaborate on annual awareness and prevention campaigns that culminate in the production of a single release available on iTunes, Spotify, Pandora, and other digital music streaming services.

Other Arts Projects

Workshops engage participants in creating songs, stories, prose, chapbooks, journals, and other arts projects that also teach communication, planning, goal setting, leadership, advocacy, and other skills, as well as best practices that safeguard them.

Free Summer Youth Workshop Series

Beginning Monday, July 11 through Friday, August 19, we will offer youth ages 11-18 interested in creative writing, journaling, and music production a series of in-person and online workshops. Click on the heart to register or contact us for information.

Who we are

Established in 2004 as Once for All, The Love Quest Foundation is a 501(c)(3) organization in New York's Hudson Valley.

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Why we do what we do

The Love Quest Foundation wants to break the silence surrounding intimate partner violence, teen dating violence, domestic abuse, and sexual assault and provide individuals with the resources they need to safeguard themselves during their quest for love.

Intimate partner | teen dating violence

Intimate partner violence [IPV] accounts for 15% of all violent crime. According to the CDC, about 1 in 4 women and nearly 1 in 10 men have experienced some form of intimate partner violence in their lifetime. When individuals under 18 experience IPV, it is called teen dating violence [TDV], which affects millions of adolescents in the U.S. each year. TDV can result in unhealthy relationships and disrupt emotional development and even contribute to other long-term negative effects.

Domestic abuse

Domestic abuse can occur between parent and child, siblings, and even roommates. It includes a range of behaviors, such as slapping, shoving, and pushing, and can impact children, adults, siblings, elders, parents -- even roommates -- in a number of ways, including economically, physically, sexually, emotionally, or psychologically. Domestic abuse can cause worsened psychological and physical health, decreased quality of life, decreased productivity and, in some cases, mortality.

Sexual assault

The U.S. Bureau of Justice Statistics reports, on average more than 463,000 individuals as young as 12 years old are assaulted each year in the U.S. Up to 14% of male offenders and 37% of female offenders said they had been physically or sexually abused before they turned 18. Sexual assault in U.S. prisons is so rampant, Congress enacted The Prison Rape Elimination Act in 2003. The Bureau of Justice Statistics estimates around 80,000 women and men a year are sexually abused in American correctional facilities.

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