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HPF COVID-19 Response

The Humanity Preservation Foundation (HPF) continues to operate amid the COVID-19 outbreak. Our ongoing online platform allows us to direct individuals in need of resources and/or provide materials for those having to deal with domestic violence, child abuse, or bullying situations. Now more than ever our efforts rise to an even greater critical need during this time period as it may be more of a challenge to locate available services and resources combined with feelings of isolation. Our annual and largest fundraiser of the year the "Orange Tie Affair" slated to take place on April 3, 2020 has been postponed. [...]

By |2020-03-20T09:43:24-05:00March 20th, 2020|HPF News|0 Comments

Executive Director Letter 2019

A lot can happen in a year. Even more apparently can happen in a decade. HPF started the year off with a bang. We had the 2nd Annual Orange Tie Affair. We launched a web TV mini-series #HandsOff. We continued to help those needing advocacy support and those who had experienced abuse. And then something odd happened - we kind of hit a plateau. I’ve had countless conversations with other entrepreneurs and successful startups. Most of the books out there will tell you the same as well. Get to the 5 year mark and magical things will happen for your [...]

By |2019-12-31T13:34:49-05:00December 31st, 2019|HPF News|0 Comments

Hero Story 7 Part 4 April 2019

Trust me     No amount of words will ever express my utter disgust at that fact that you’re still alive, At the fact that you still breathe. If I had one chance to do anything I could to you, I’d watch you suffer as you beg for help. You don’t deserve to live the rest of your life as you are, you are worthless, A f**king cheap cigar. Everything that you ever loved will be taken away, The moment you shut your eyes, of all the things you’ve ever done, The worst was in the past few months, it’s [...]

By |2019-04-01T19:45:32-05:00April 1st, 2019|HPF News|0 Comments

Colorado Hotline Receives Record Number of Child Abuse Calls in 2018

Concerned Coloradans called the state’s Child Abuse and Neglect Hotline almost 222,000 times in 2018, according to a new report from the Colorado Department of Human Services (CDHS). December marked the end of the fourth year of the public awareness campaign, which is put on by the CDHS. The 24/7 hotline — 1-844-264-5437 — received a record of 221,969 calls in 2018, which is a 10,500 increase from 2017. Thanks to the people who made the calls, social services agencies investigated the safety of more than 57,042 children in 2018. Of those children, 13,289 were experiencing abuse or neglect, according to [...]

By |2019-01-15T06:55:26-05:00January 15th, 2019|HPF News|0 Comments

Executive Director Letter 2018

What has 2018 brought me?  I have been saying this for a while now, that every year has gotten better than the last, and this one didn’t disappoint. For starters, I got married to the most beautiful, wonderful and loving person in the world. There were so many incredible little moments and events leading up to what was the greatest day of my life.  For those that played apart in the journey, you know who you are, and we can’t thank you enough.  Alex, you make me a better person and I can’t wait to continue this lifelong adventure together. On [...]

By |2018-12-31T13:24:38-05:00December 31st, 2018|HPF News|0 Comments
  • HPF Executive Director Charles Custer

Executive Director Letter 2017

Ladies & Gentlemen, Four years ago, my first year-end recap was more of a wish list for what I wanted to happen at HPF and I admit, I didn’t know what I was getting myself into. We were new, we were finding our sea legs and we were trying to figure out how to create a community. We didn’t know what direction HPF was going, but we knew there was a need for what we were trying to accomplish. Now, that I have had some time to watch HPF grow, this letter has become my favorite part of the year. [...]

By |2018-08-23T12:40:16-05:00December 31st, 2017|HPF News|0 Comments
  • HPF Heroes

HPF Heroes – Tonya

Hi my name is Tonya, and I am a very proud mum of a very brave young man who was sexually assaulted by someone he trusted. This story isn’t about my son, but is about me and how it feels being a parent of a child that has been violated by someone. Anyway, the day Tristan told me I was just about ready to leave to go to my brother’s wedding. Everyone was waiting for me in the car and Tristan was late. I was waiting for him to turn up to come to the wedding with us. I stopped [...]

By |2018-08-23T12:40:18-05:00April 14th, 2017|HPF News|0 Comments
  • HPF Executive Director Charles Custer

Executive Director Letter 2016

Ladies & Gentlemen, If you are reading this then congratulations – you have done the impossible. You survived 2016 and all that it was. There was a lot of chaos out there, but there was also a lot of love & kindness being shared. HPF as an organization witnessed this first hand through the number of people we helped (children and adults), the number of impressions we made and the amount of money that we raised. Spoiler alert: all were our highest totals since we founded this thing back in 2013. That does not happen without your participation and there [...]

By |2018-08-23T12:40:20-05:00December 31st, 2016|HPF News|0 Comments
  • The Oprah Winfrey Show

Sixth Year Anniversary – Oprah 200 Men Episode

It’s been six years since the landmark episode of “200 Men Molested” aired on the Oprah Winfrey Show where I had the honor to stand alongside 199 other men and Tyler Perry and give testimony of my history of child sexual abuse!  From there – the stigma of shame and the secrecy had been shattered and my goal to help others began and my life changed forever in the best of ways! Today, I/we share the link of that amazing episode for two reasons. It’s time to have a discussion. If you have children, take a moment to watch the [...]

By |2018-08-23T12:40:21-05:00November 5th, 2016|HPF News|0 Comments