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

We bring youth together to collaborate on annual awareness and prevention campaigns that culminate in the production of single releases and EPs available on iTunes, Spotify, Pandora, and other digital music streaming services.

Creative Writing Projects

We engage participants in creating songs, stories, prose, chapbooks, journals, and other creative works that also help develop communication, planning, goal setting, leadership, advocacy, and other skills.

Take Back the Night

We partner with the national Take Back the Night and participate in events to help bring an end to all forms of sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, sexual abuse, and all forms of sexual violence.

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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. When individuals under 18 experience IPV, it is called teen dating violence [TDV]. TDV affects millions of adolescents in the U.S. each year. TDV can result in unhealthy relationships, 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. It can have a negative impact 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 nearly 500,000 youth 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 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 about 80,000 women and men a year are sexually abused in its correctional facilities.

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In Memoriam

REMEMBERING SHAMEKA “MECA” COLE Statement by Love Quest Foundation Executive Director Josayne Anderson-Tejera We recently learned our friend and collaborator, Poughkeepsie native and veteran director Meca Cole of Cali Productions, was called home. She was talented and had a Read more…


Leaves are an indicator that seasons are changing and can symbolize vitality. Even though they appeal to the eye they can also be hazardous, especially when wet.  Leaves can also choke the life out of things that Read more…