We are fighting for the protection of every child

kNot today or ever

Joining together to protect the beauty and innocence of every child against sexual abuse and exploitation.

OUR CORE VALUES

Our Mission

kNot Today exists to generate awareness, initiate prevention strategies, and assist in the development of innovative healing programs for sexually abused and exploited children.

THE END GOAL

Our Vision

kNot Today strives to bring about a world which cherishes and protects the beauty and innocence of every child.

EPIDEMIC IN OUR COUNTRY

The Problem

The sexual abuse & exploitation of children is a topic barely palatable for most. It is happening in every community and across all socioeconomic levels in many cases, evolving into long-term sexual abuse.

Reports of child sexual abuse material to the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children

100K

In 2014

1M

In 2021

29.3M

In 2022

When kNot Today was founded in 2019, we had one goal: protect children.

The fight is a dark one; yet, we remain encouraged because the victories also have been great.

The NFL platform gives us a unique platform and opportunity to make a difference.

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WHAT WE DO

Our Approach

Our mission is to generate awareness and initiate prevention strategies to end sexual abuse, exploitation, and trafficking of children. We also partner with vetted, restorative service providers to improve their capacity to care for children who have experienced sexual trauma.

01

Creating a
Mass Awareness

The sexual abuse and exploitation of children is a topic barely palatable for most, so people choose to ignore it – assuring themselves that, ‘it doesn’t happen in our society.’ Our goal is to drive maximum attention to this issue by using our platform to inform and engage the public and lawmakers with information and data.

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02

Driving Prevention Strategies

We know demand is the driving force behind the sexual trafficking and exploitation of children. We want to ensure that law enforcement has the required resources to prosecute predators and parents and caregivers are educated and informed on how to protect the children in their care.

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03

Supporting the Restorative Journey

kNot Today is not a direct service provider, but we are passionate about finding best-in-class partners to ensure child survivors get the help they need during their healing process. kNot Today strives to provide resources, support, and funding to vetted service providers to better support children.

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THE HELPING HANDS

Our Team

Linda Reich
President and co-founder

Linda and her husband Frank founded kNot Today in 2019 after living and engaging on this issue in communities from coast to coast. After experiencing the scale of this issue across the country, Linda and Frank were compelled to make an impact. Prior to founding kNot Today, Linda completed her Masters in Divinity from Reformed Theological Seminary and completed her training as a Registered Nurse from Lancaster School of Nursing. She brings a faith-based and family-centric mindset to her role at kNot Today and in her community as a family and child advocate.

Alyssa Van Vactor
Executive Director

Alyssa joined kNot Today in June 2021. Prior to joining kNot Today, Alyssa spent seven years leading a Nonprofit for struggling youth in the greater Indianapolis area. Alyssa has extensive knowledge in marketing, sales, education, fundraising events, and nonprofit leadership. Prior to her career in nonprofits, Alyssa had a 10-year career in elementary education. Alyssa received her degree in Education and Family Health and Wellness from Ball State University.

Lia Reich
Advocacy Director

Lia joined kNot Today in August 2021. The eldest daughter of kNot Today founders Frank and Linda Reich, Lia brings 10 years of corporate experience in business development, entrepreneurship, and marketing to the team. Lia works closely with the Executive Director to design and implement organizational strategy, create campaigns that support awareness and growth for the issue, identify new partners, and expand the work of kNot Today to new communities. Lia received her degree in journalism from the University of Maryland.

Emma Marsh
Director of Programs and Operations

Emma joined kNot today in June 2021. A native of Indianapolis, Emma received her degree in human services from Purdue University. Before joining the kNot Today team, Emma worked in luxury sales where she gained experience in sales, event management, operations, and customer service. Reporting to the executive director, Emma is responsible for implementing kNot Today programs in the categories of awareness, prevention, and restoration.

THE HELPING HANDS

Our Staff

Alyssa Van Vactor
Executive Director

Alyssa joined kNot Today in June 2021. Prior to joining kNot Today, Alyssa spent seven years leading a Nonprofit for struggling youth in the greater Indianapolis area. Alyssa has extensive knowledge in marketing, sales, education, fundraising events, and nonprofit leadership. Prior to her career in nonprofits, Alyssa had a 10-year career in elementary education. Alyssa received her degree in Education and Family Health and Wellness from Ball State University.

Lia Reich
Advocacy Director

Lia joined kNot Today in August 2021. The eldest daughter of kNot Today founders Frank and Linda Reich, Lia brings 10 years of corporate experience in business development, entrepreneurship, and marketing to the team. Lia works closely with the Executive Director to design and implement organizational strategy, create campaigns that support awareness and growth for the issue, identify new partners, and expand the work of kNot Today to new communities. Lia received her degree in journalism from the University of Maryland.

Emma Marsh
Director of Programs and Operations

Emma joined kNot today in June 2021. A native of Indianapolis, Emma received her degree in human services from Purdue University. Before joining the kNot Today team, Emma worked in luxury sales where she gained experience in sales, event management, operations, and customer service. Reporting to the executive director, Emma is responsible for implementing kNot Today programs in the categories of awareness, prevention, and restoration.

THE MANAGING PILLARS

Board of Directors

Linda Reich

President and, Co-Chair, kNot Today

Frank Reich

Vice President and Co-Chair

Sean Clapp

Clapp Ferrucci Practice

Moriag McCarthy

Volunteer (Treasurer)

Steve Campbell

VP of Communications, Indianapolis Colts,

Megan Pace

Corporate Affairs Executive

Dr. Jon Jansen

Community Health Network

Dr. Noel Jansen

Corporate Affairs Executive

Christi Wolf

Former kNot Today COO

James Payne

CEO, Halo Concierge

Dave Browne

Director/CEO Various Organizations (Board Vice Chair)

Bill McCarthy

CEO Compass Construction (Board Secretary)

Dr. Holly Robinson

Eli Lilly and Co/IU Health and School of Medicine, Sr. Medical Advisor/ Pediatrician
in Child Abuse Pediatrics

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