Chris Yadon and Tukker Penrod, The Younique Foundation (North Fulton Business Radio, Episode 386)
The Younique Foundation helps adult survivors of child sexual abuse navigate their healing journeys. Chris Yadon, Executive Director, and Tukker Penrod, Outreach Fundraising Coordinator in Georgia, joined host John Ray to discuss the valuable work they do in healing services for adults and, through Defend Innocence, prevention services for children and families. North Fulton Business Radio is broadcast from the North Fulton studio of Business RadioX® inside Renasant Bank in Alpharetta.
The Younique Foundation
We educate and empower parents and caregivers to protect children from sexual abuse through community and online resources.
We advocate for open discussions about sexual abuse through community dialogue and social awareness.
The Younique Foundation exists for the purpose of helping adult, female survivors of child sexual abuse navigate their healing journeys. We provide a range of free services, including:
- Eating disorders
- Suicidal thoughts
- Panic attacks
- Addictions and addictive behaviors
- Unhealthy relationships
- Chronic pain
- Learning difficulties
Chris Yadon, Executive Director, The Younique Foundation
Chris Yadon joined The Younique Foundation as Executive Director in 2015. Chris is responsible for executive leadership, effective stewardship of financial resources, planning, fundraising, and reporting at The Younique Foundation. He has previously held leadership positions in the start-up, tech, and nonprofit industries. He brings a valuable skillset to the organization and is deeply committed to addressing the epidemic of child sexual abuse. Chris plays an important role as a spokesperson for The Younique Foundation. He is a sought-after local speaker and has also been invited to present nationally and internationally. His expertise centers on heightening awareness to the epidemic of child sexual abuse, as well as educating the public on best practices for prevention and the healing services available to survivors. Chris has been featured across several media platforms where he is often requested to contribute as an industry thought leader and expert. Chris considers his family as his greatest accomplishment. He is the grateful father of six children: three boys and three girls. He and his wife, Christy, have been married for 22 years.
Tukker Penrod, Outreach Fundraising Coordinator in Georgia, The Younique Foundation
A longtime friend of and advocate for The Younique Foundation, Tukker Penrod joined the staff when The Younique Foundation expanded to Georgia for its East Coast presence.
Questions and Topics in This Interview
- Tell us about the purpose of The Younique Foundation?
- How long have you been in Alpharetta, Georgia?
- Why did you select your second office here in GA?
- We understanding you have opened a retreat here for adult female survivors of child sexual abuse. Tell us more about what happens at the retreat?
- How prevalent is child sexual abuse nationally, and here in GA?
- Does The Younique Foundation offer preventative services as well? Do they cost?
- Where can we find more information?
- How can we help, be it donations, or volunteering?
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