A warm hello and sincere welcome to the foundation website. It is my heartfelt hope the work we do here will help improve the psychological and physical well being of the people we are dedicated to providing support and services for. I also hold faith in the future as we strive for change in the causes of action we are committed to pursuing as we advocate for needed legislation and a higher standard of practices, policies, and disclosure.
I have worked hard, and with wonderful people, to bring together the tools necessary to define a viable direction of my own foundation in providing philanthropic support and cost free assistance to those in need of help in areas I am particularly passionate about. In addition to this, the foundation will also lobby for needed legislation and other protective measures in these areas. I am determined to see much needed change and through this foundation have officially dedicated the rest of my life to that pursuit. I will share my own personal struggles in our areas of focus in the hopes it will empower others in their own.
I feel blessed to have this opportunity to use my life in this way and pray it will make a difference... big or small... in the life of someone who needs it, and for the betterment of us all as we move into the future. May we strengthen others through our work here, as in turn, they will strengthen us.
And a special note to victims of cyber-bullying, cyber-stalking, cyber-harassment, invasion of privacy, internet defamation and abuse. Sometimes it is difficult to take that step and reach out for help. It can be hard to admit we are not able to deal with something on our own, or that our emotional selves are silently suffering while putting on a brave face to those around us or pretending that those who abuse the internet to viciously terrorize aren't really hurting us. We may even contemplate or actively plan the ending of our own lives just to find some relief from the relentless emotional and mental battering others impose upon us. We understand, and I myself lived through an absolutely soul-destroying and profoundly traumatic year of online brutality in a bizarre and reality warped campaign against me by a group of malicious and merciless individuals. The pain my family and I went through is indescribable as others raped and rewrote our lives for sport in the public domain. I understand. And we can help.
Please do not let these feelings stop you from getting the help you need and deserve. You are not alone, and like me, you can survive, overcome and reclaim your life. And your joy. Let us know how we can help you today so you too can look forward to tomorrow.
Anna Kavanaugh, Founder
The Anna Kavanaugh Charitable Foundation