You may know her as Olivia Benson on NBC’s hit drama Law and Order SUV, but did you also know actress, Mariska Hargitay is the founder and president of an amazing group called The Joyful Heart Foundation? This foundation is aimed at helping survivors of sexual assault heal their minds, bodies and spirits and reclaim their lives. Watch her video below:

Mariska Hargitay for Joyful Heart Foundation


Hargitay says that Joyful Heart Foundation, is also dedicated to providing support and encouragement for survivors.”In creating programs for our participants, we quickly realized that everyone heals differently. We choose treatments that engage the mind, body and spirit for healing purposes and try to discover the strategies that work for each individual. We provide an extensive network of resources and our own groundbreaking retreats that complement traditional counseling and therapy. ”

To read more about this terrific organization please visit