At Joyful Heart we envision a community that says to a survivor, ‘We are not impervious to your suffering, we will give you our ears if you wish to speak your anguish, we will lend you our voices if you cannot find yours. You’ve suffered enough and your healing is our priority.’
~ Mariska Hargitay
May 20, 2010, Joyful Heart Founder and President, testifying
on the rape kit backlog before the U.S. House of Representatives Judiciary Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland Security.
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