What we do

The Love Quest Foundation provides and promotes opportunities for youth, survivors, advocates, and community members to collaborate on projects that help break the silence surrounding domestic and dating violence and sexual assault, and to help heal those impacted by that trauma.

Music Campaigns

Music campaigns bring youth, survivors and community members together as part of annual domestic, and sexual and teen violence awareness and prevention campaigns.

Pop-Up Workshops

Our pop-up workshops offer young people tools on how to identify and sustain successful friendships and relationships, and how to improve self-awareness and build healthy esteem.

Who we are

Originally established in 2004 as Once for All, the Love Quest Foundation (LQF) is a 501(c)3 organization with a multi-alumni board working with local communities and organizations in the Hudson Valley region.

Mission

LQF provides and promotes opportunities for youth, survivors, advocates, and community members to collaborate on projects that help break the silence surrounding domestic and dating violence and sexual assault, and to help heal those impacted by that trauma.

Vision

Our vision is inspiring teens to express themselves creatively, advocate for issues important to them, tell their stories, and to be prepared to identify, establish, and sustain healthy, successful friendships and relationships.

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Why we do what we do

LQF wants to help break the silence surrounding domestic and dating violence and sexual assault, and to assist those impacted by that trauma in healing.

Sexual violence causes trauma

The Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network reported that every 68 seconds, an American is sexually assaulted. Sexual violence has psychological, emotional, and physical effects on survivors. While the effects can be difficult to deal with, they can be managed with the right help and support.

Abuse is a pipeline to prison

The U.S. Bureau of Justice Statistics reported women in prison are more likely to have experienced violence than women in general population. Between 6-14% of male offenders and between 23-37% of female offenders reported they had been physically or sexually abused before they turned 18.

Teen violence is common

The Center for Disease Control and Prevention reported homicide is the third leading cause of death among teens. Females are more likely than males to experience three or more types of violence. More than 44 percent of teens are likely to experience one type of violence and 1-in-7 will experience at least two.

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