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Our Mission

The mission of The Fiona Project is two-fold:

  1. To provide a voice for survivors–both for their own continued healing and also to help others
  2. To create awareness of child sexual abuse and raise financial support for vetted prevention and survivor support organizations

Sponsored programs will teach families and care providers how to protect and support our children by reducing opportunities for abusers to have unrestricted access to our youth, recognizing the symptoms of grooming and abuse, and guiding them in what to do if they suspect a child is being abused (or groomed for abuse).

FIONA: The Music-Video for Awareness and Healing

Fiona is intended to bring the travesty and proliferation of child sexual abuse to light through the popularity of music-video. We want watchers to “wake up and smell the thorns.”

Child sexual abuse happens… a lot! And it’s absolutely devastating.

Even for those who don’t remember until years into their adulthood, the side-effects are deeply-ingrained, long-lasting and easily recognizable throughout their lives.

However, the message of Fiona, is that healing is possible. Life can be safe, peaceful and whole– even after abuse.

Finding a good support group, reading other survivor’s stories and books on healing (such as The Courage to Heal, a must read for survivors who want to recover from their abuse–not just live with it), seeing a therapist or using other alternative healing methods can provide the backbone needed for creating a healthier, happier life.

For a list of resources for survivors, including books, support programs, recommended practitioners and program partners, please visit the Resources page of Help for Survivors.

Fundraising for Prevention and Survivor Support Programs

We hope that you love Fiona and that you are moved deeply by the music-video…  deeply enough to be willing to donate generously in exchange for a free download of the song.

(*Haven’t seen the video yet? That’s because the release date is scheduled for October 3, 2016. Get your tickets now to a launch party near you. Or host your own!!! Contact us for more details.)

It is our intention to raise $1 MILLION r more through The Fiona Project to help qualifying organizations fulfill their mission of empowering children and adults to speak out and to protect our children from sexual predators.

Funds collected will be distributed to child sexual abuse charities throughout the United States and Canada. These charities will:

  • provide awareness and education campaigns,
  • have good reputations for helping their communities, and
  • have well-developed business plans and/or longevity as an organization.

To meet our mission and objective though, we need your help.

How You Can Make a Difference Starting Right Now

“Welcome Home, Fiona” is a music video designed to give you a glimpse of the pain  and ongoing struggle child sexual abuse survivors experience, and the path toward healing.

Through The Fiona Project we invite you to:

  • Get the facts! Child sexual abuse is happening every day, probably to a child you know. Attend a Fiona Project Concert or other partner event for a close-up look at how prevalent child sexual abuse really is. Take 10 minutes to learn the signs and symptoms and what to do if you suspect a child is being sexually abused.
  • Pay more attention to what the children in your life are NOT saying. Watch non-verbal cues and notice consistently poor behavior when going to a particular friend or relative’s house.
  • Start thinking from a perspective that protects the children, instead of worrying about the suspected abuser’s public image. Small children don’t lie about abuse. They can’t make this stuff up because they don’t know about it, unless it’s happened to them. To take things a step further and really put them in perspective, consider this: If you think you are nervous about speaking up on a child’s behalf, imagine how the child might be feeling in telling you. If an adult was unjustly accused, they can be exonerated. But A CHILD CAN NEVER BE UN-RAPED. Are you will to stay quiet and let the abuse potentially continue? Do your best to protect the child and trust the process. They have no one else!
  • If you are a survivor, speak openly about your own experiences. Only through vulnerability will we find release, healing and strength in numbers. Truths will start to be revealed and you will find you are not alone. Not only will you free yourself, but you will set an example for your children to be brave and honest as well.
  • Donate $2 or more through The Fiona Project to support awareness and prevention programs to protect the children and survivor support programs for those already affected.