{ Our History: About the Foundation }

The Amy St. Laurent Foundations was established as the legacy of Amy St. Laurent who lost her life in 2001, a homicide victim during a sexual assault. It is the mission of the Foundation to help educate women and children of all ages in awareness, prevention and in the event it becomes necessary, techniques to protect themselves in dangerous or life threatening situations. The self defense program taught through Amy’s Foundation is the Rape Agression Defense System, R.A.D. for short. The program was brought to the Portland Maine area in 2002 by Diane Jenkins, Amy’s mother. Jenkins knew her daughter would have fought her assailant to the best of her ability but also understood that women are at a disadvantage in most situations. R.A.D. teaches techniques that are best suited to a woman’s or child’s abilities.


The Foundation is staffed by volunteers and has 501(c)(3) status. Funded by donations, contributions and grants all money is put back into the continued support of the self defense programs offered at a low or no cost the community.


Any contribution is welcome and helps greatly.

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