About Us

Our Mission

 We inspire hope in women who were sexually abused as children or adolescents by providing healing services through retreats, survivor communities, and online resources. We make it safe to openly discuss sexual abuse through community dialogue and social awareness. 

The Haven Retreat

 Our message to survivors is clear: You are worth the effort required to find wholeness. Freedom from the fear and shame of abuse is possible. We will help you reclaim what was taken—helping you to find healing and love for life. Wholeness doesn’t just happen. You deserve to be free from the pain of the sexual abuse you have suffered and we can help. 

Defend Innocence

 Shelaine and Derek Maxfield felt compelled to put their passion and financial backing into a charitable organization that would help prevent childhood sexual abuse. Born out of their compassion and the efforts of many others, The Younique Foundation, a 501(c)(3) public charity was organized in December of 2014.  The decision to create defendinnocence.org was to build a united front for organizations who want to prevent the sexual exploitation of children.  Each organization may focus on a specific mission such as child sex trafficking, child pornography or childhood sexual abuse; however, we come together to declare that the sexual exploitation of children is not acceptable.