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. We offer programs that help young people navigate in their quest for love and give them tools to develop healthy friendships and relationships.

Music & Video

We bring local youth together to collaborate on our annual awareness and prevention campaigns that give them hands-on experience in music and audio-visual production. We stream our singles on iTunes, Spotify, Pandora, and other digital music services, and post our videos on YouTube.

Red Carpet Affairs

The Love Quest Foundation music and audio-visual projects culminate with a Red Carpet Affair--an event to bring together participants, allies, friends and family, elected officials, municipal employees, school administrators, and partnering organizations to unveil the project.

Creative Writing & Arts

We engage youth in creating songs, stories, prose, journals, vision boards, and other works. These projects help develop communication, planning, goal setting, leadership, and advocacy skills and instill in young men and women a greater confidence in and knowledge of themselves.

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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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