At the Younique Foundation, they inspire hope in women who were sexually abused as children or adolescents by providing healing services through retreats, survivor communities, and online resources. They empower parents and caregivers to protect children from sexual abuse through education and online resources. They make it safe to openly discuss sexual abuse through community dialogue and social awareness.
Founders Shelaine and Derek Maxfield have a passion for helping others. Their kindness and generosity led them to found The Younique Foundation, a 501(c)(3) public charity, in December 2014.
“I THINK THERE COMES A TIME IN EACH OF OUR LIVES…WHEN WE BECOME SO PAINFULLY AWARE OF A PROBLEM, THAT WE CAN NO LONGER DISMISS IT. WE CAN’T SWEEP IT UNDER THE RUG. WE CAN’T TURN OUR BACKS ON IT. AND WE CERTAINLY CANNOT TURN OUR HEARTS AWAY FROM A CAUSE THAT IS DESPERATE FOR OUR ATTENTION.” Shelaine Maxfield, Founder and President