Empower Women.

"Woman must not depend on the protection of man but must be taught to defend herself." - Susan B. Anthony. 1871


Est. 2002

Since 2002 The Amy St. Laurent Foundation has been working to teach women how to be safe in the world we live in through the R.A.D. system (Rape Aggression Defense system). 

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Our Commitment

We understand with the busy lives you lead, concern about personal safety is just not something thought about everyday – if ever. You might think twice about walking alone at night and wouldn’t think about leaving your house unlocked while you sleep, or you may have had the “beware of strangers” talks with your children. But unfortunately violent crime doesn’t confine itself to a specific time of day, defined areas, or strangers; it can happen any where at any time and it is up to you to be prepared.

We are here to help if you are seeking to take an active role in your well-being and that of your family’s.  We are also available to speak to your business, organization or school regarding personal safety issues.

Private classes for business or organizations may be arranged; some guidelines apply so please inquire for specifics.



THOUSAND Dollars Raised

Funding programs to help keep individuals safer will always be the central focus of the Foundation. In the future, when funding allows, it is the Foundations mission to serve as an educational resource during a time of personal crisis, such as rape, abuse, missing person or murder. 



Years Serving communities

Dedicated to the prevention of violence against vulnerable individuals, particularly women and children. The main focus to date has been offering basic and advanced self-defense courses for women through the R.A.D. System. 



Thousand WOMEN Impacted

In conjunction with the Portland Police Department we offer basic and advanced self defense courses for women, teens and children.