It can be lonely and frustrating when you feel like you don’t have a voice. It’s OK to feel angry, too. Some individuals or organizations will try to convince you that violence is acceptable to help change your community or your country. But instead of building a lasting legacy, you’ll be putting yourself at risk of doxxing, arrest, even violence. We’ve been there.
If you want to talk about what you’re experiencing, our staff is here to listen. We do not have a secret agenda.
WHO WILL I TALK TO?
We’re trained former extremists, social workers, and mental health providers.
IS MY INFORMATION SAFE AND CONFIDENTIAL?
Privacy and confidentiality are a critical part of our organization. Our platforms are secure and we never share anyone’s data or information.
DO YOU WORK FOR THE GOVERNMENT?
No. We are an independent nonprofit organization. You can read more about our funding by visiting Guidestar.
WHAT EXACTLY DO YOU DO?
We offer support to people who might be questioning whether the violent far-right is what they expected it to be.
DO YOU ALSO WORK WITH THE VIOLENT FAR-LEFT?
We work with individuals who are feeling ambivalent about the violent far-right because nearly all of our founders, and exit specialists, have personal experience with it. We condemn all forms of ideologically-motivated violence.
DO YOU HELP FAMILIES?
Yes. We work closely with families who are trying their best to support loved ones.
DO YOU OFFER 24/7 SUPPORT?
While we will respond to you within 12 hours please text FRIEND to 741741 for free, 24/7 crisis counseling.
ABOUT LIFE AFTER HATE
We were founded by former violent extremists—mostly from the far-right. We spent years of our lives committed to the idea that violence is the best way to make lasting change. But eventually we learned that this way of thinking is counterproductive, exhausting, and dangerous. And it was costing us way more than we were willing to pay.
The people we help today find themselves on a similar journey. Many of them realize that violence has led them to a place they don’t feel good about. Often they feel like it’s holding them back. We don’t talk about ideology. We help guide people to a place where they can make the best decisions for themselves and their families—without all the noise bouncing around the internet, on online forums and social media.