It Happened to Alexa Foundation

The purpose of the It Happened to Alexa Foundation is to help support rape survivors through the trauma of the criminal trial, in the hopes that more survivors will go through with the prosecution in order to put these perpetrators behind bars.

Established in 2003, the foundation assists rape victims’ families with travel expenses during the litigation process.
This is the only organization of its kind in the United States.



The mission of It Happened to Alexa Foundation is to empower sexual assault victims become survivors and facilitate the prosecution of the offenders.  We provide financial, emotional and advocacy assistance to the victims at time of the trial.  The support of family and friends is key to bringing a strong survivor into the courtroom.  The Foundation does this by providing funds for transportation and lodging to a family member or friend to be present throughout the trial for support.  Having these important people attend the criminal trial to support their loved one has shown a dramatic increase in conviction rates.  But more importantly, it means no victim is ever alone.

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How the Alexa Foundation can help you

It Happened to Alexa Foundation provides family members or trusted friends financial assistance to be able to attend a court trial with their loved one who has been a victim of rape or sexual assault.

How you can help the Alexa Foundation

Your support is important to our continued work in providing services to assist victims and families. The It Happened to Alexa Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Donations are tax-deductible. Donate today through paypal below or mail donation to: 411 Center St. Lewiston NY 14092

Featured Upcoming Events

The 3rd annual GREAT CONTRAPTION RACE is on Saturday, July 30th ,2016. Registration begins at 9:00 am and spectator voting begins at 10 am! Don't miss this opportunity to participate in this bucket-list event benefitting the "It Happened to Alexa Foundation". "Raising the Stakes Gala" Fantasy Casino Night, October 1, 2016

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