• Welcome

    We Are #HereForYou

  • What We Do

    Over the past few years, we've started talking about rape and sexual assault with more compassion and outrage than ever before. But few conversations center on PTSD - and how we can best continue to support those suffering from the psychological aftermath of rape and sexual assault within their communities.


    The repercussions of sexual assault can last a lifetime. We're on a mission to raise awareness for the psychological effects of sexual assault, including PTSD, advocate for survivors in their communities, and identify caring allies survivors can turn to for support without shame or fear of judgement.


    Our ABCs: Advocacy, Brand, Community.


    We work with corporate management and human resources (HR) to ensure that survivors of sexual assault are aware of reasonable workplace accommodations that allow them to thrive. Reasonable workplace accommodations can include designated work-from-home days or an assigned desk in a quiet area.


    Too many survivors of rape and sexual assault suffer in silence. We want to change that. We have partnered with artists and designers to create a subtle, but recognizable brand for survivors and their allies with the message: I'm #HereForYou. We're starting with laptop- and cellphone stickers, and will be expanding the #HereForYou line to include shirts, hats, water bottles, and similar gear.


    #HereForYou Communities are small, survivor-led groups of survivors and allies who gather on college campuses, the workplace, and other community organizations for confidential survivor and ally support and education. If you're interested in starting a #HereForYou Community at your place of study, work, or at a community organization you frequent, please get in touch!

  • Who We Are

    We are #HereForYou.

    Miriam Joelson

    Co-Founder and CEO


    Miriam founded Project #HereForYou in 2016 to ensure that survivors of sexual assault can easily identify allies and fellow survivors within their communities. Miriam began her career as Special Assistant and Special Projects Manager to the Founder of Democracy Prep Public Schools, a network of high-performing public charter schools in Harlem, New York, and then as an Associate on Google's Legal Investigations team. She is currently an M.S.W. student at the George Warren Brown School of Social Work at the Washington University in St. Louis, where she is a Dean's Scholar and Next Dor Fellow, and organizes for civil rights for survivors of sexual assault through RiseNow.Us. She was born and raised in Switzerland, and received her A.B., magna cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa, from Brown University, and her M.Sc. from the University of Oxford.

    Anne Kauth

    Co-Founder and COO


    Anne oversees strategy and operations for Project #HereForYou. By day, she leads professional development partnerships for the Minerva Schools at KGI. Previously, she served as Director of Domestic Programs and Chief of Staff for Fullbridge, a blended learning company focused on the college-to-career skills gap. Anne has worked for The Women in Public Service Project, an initiative of the U.S. Department of State, The White House National Economic Council, The Women and Public Policy Program at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government, several state and national political campaigns, and has spent time working in Brussels and Beijing. A native Minnesotan and Fulbright academic grant recipient, Anne studied at l’Institut d’études politiques de Paris (SciencesPo) and holds a B.A. cum laude from Bryn Mawr College.

    Julia Shin

    Director of Design


    Julia is a Bay Area based artist, designer, and photographer (you can follow her on Instagram @juliawalla). At Project #HereForYou, she manages our web design and social media. By day, Julia works at Google, where she puts her language skills to use (she speaks English, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Korean, and Japanese). Previously, she was an International Development Analyst for a small biotechnology company, Molecular Matrix. She has also worked at U.C. Davis and U.C. Davis Medical Center, and holds her B.A. in International Relations from U.C. Davis. She is currently continuing her education at Stanford University.

    Shirley Wu

    Director of Brand Identity


    Shirley is a product designer, illustrator (@unfiltr) and photographer (@shirleyy_wu) living in San Francisco, California. Shirley created our #HereForYou logo, and manages our brand identity across products. She has worked on Facebook's machine learning team and has designed for various brands, including SimplePractice, Le Tote, Cloudcade, Telenav, 3D Visions, SoWink and Oracle. Shirley received her B.F.A. in Graphic Design from Academy of Art University. You can see more of her work here: www.shirleyywu.com.


    Einat Clarke

    Founding Board Member


    Einat Clarke is a Senior Corporate Counsel at Google Inc. specializing in data disclosure, the Electronic Communications Privacy Act and child protection. She is a Board member and outgoing President of the Technology Coalition, Inc. -- an industry trade association focused on eradicating online sexual exploitation of children. Prior to joining Google she worked in private practice at Cooley LLP. Einat received her Juris Doctorate degree from Santa Clara University School of Law in 2004 and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Communications from The George Washington University in 1999. She is admitted to practice in California.

    Vivian Graubard

    Founding Board Member


    Vivian was a founding member of the United States Digital Service (USDS) at the White House, where she led efforts to improve the immigration system and criminal justice reform. Prior to joining USDS, Vivian served as Senior Advisor to the White House Chief Technology Officer, Todd Park. She led efforts to combat campus sexual assault, prevent human trafficking, and increase diversity in technology. Vivian began her journey at the White House in 2010, in the Office of Presidential Correspondence, where she built the first-ever process for responding to Spanish language letters to the President. Vivian graduated from American University in Washington, DC with a B.S. in Business Administration and a dual concentration in International Business and Information Systems and Technology.

    Jonathan Kalin

    Founding Board Member


    Jonathan founded Party With Consent to amplify the healthy voice of sexual violence prevention and promote healthy masculinities. His work has been featured in The New York Times, TIME magazine, and The Atlantic, among many others.

    Kalin also teaches basketball with the goal of using the sport as a vehicle to coach boys into caring, empathetic men. He also spent time working in Brown’s social entrepreneurship office and spreading awareness of sexual violence in DC public schools through SurvJustice. Additionally, he spends one week a year as a bunk counselor at Experience Camps, free camps for grieving children. A 2014 graduate of Colby College in Waterville, Maine, Jonathan majored in Philosophy, minored in Chinese and was Captain of the Men’s Basketball team and President of Male Athletes Against Violence.


  • The Blog

    Posts on sexual assault, surviving, and more.

  • Summit

    A yearly gathering of clinicians, lawyers, advocates, and entrepreneurs.

    #HereForYou Summit

    Camp, but with whiteboards.

    #HereForYou Summit is a yearly gathering of counselors, lawyers, advocates, and entrepreneurs committed to supporting survivors of sexual assault and tackling sexual assault awareness, reporting, and response in the U.S. and abroad.


    Join us for a long weekend of hiking, painting, and furthering your vision and work.


    More details coming soon.

  • Social Feed

    Let us remind you that surviving is beautiful - and that we are #HereForYou.

  • Contact Us

    We look forward to hearing from you!

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