RUFS Foundation
RUFS Foundation

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Our organization is committed to providing services for Victims and Survivors of Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault in the form of Long Term Permanent Housing, Counseling/Therapy, Educational Assistance, Financial Aid and Child Care.  

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741 Se Starflower Ave, Port St Lucie, FL 34983, us

(772) 237-9911

RUFS Foundation 1st. Annual Walk-A-Thon

         Terry & Cheryl Hughey 

                 The Founders

     RUFS Foundation Inspired By 

Cheryl's Book: "There I Sat In Silence"

Keynote Speaker -  "Mrs. Florida USA 2019"

About The Founders

 Terry & Cheryl Hughey are Business Professionals and have diverse backgrounds in Corporate Business Management and Corporate Property Management.   


Author of the book 

"There I Sat In Silence"  


After being a victim of domestic abuse, rape and sexual assault herself- the death of a dear friend, who was murdered at the hands of her abuser and the brutal rape and murder of her daughter's 9 year old friend, Cheryl witnessed first hand; the lack of resources available to victims of abuse.

Now she is a voice, that's letting victims know, they can rise up from silence!!!!  And she, along with her husband, Terry Hughey, is also assisting them in finding the resources to do so.



Owner / CEO of 

"TC Royalty Publishing Company"

After meeting his wife Cheryl, and learning the traumatic events that took place in her life and her passion to help others in the same or similar situations - Instead of judging her;  Terry inspired her to finish writing her book (which he published) and start the RUFS foundation. He has been by her side supporting her every step of the way.



 They bring years of experience to their pursuit of opening up a facility that will give abused victims (adults & Children of all ages) a long term permanent housing experience with assisted counseling, therapy, education, financial aid and childcare. 

RUFS Foundation will assist them as they pursue a brighter future!!!




"The Key To A Brighter Future"

Our main goal is to open a facility that will give victims of abuse a long term permanent housing experience with assisted counseling, therapy, education financial aid and childcare.

 Here at (RUFS) Rising Up From Silence Foundation, we are driven to do our part in putting a stop to Domestic Abuse, Rape & Sexual Assault! And to assist those who either left, or want to leave their abusers.

Our passion is to assist victims and survivors of all spectrum's of abuse, by encouraging them to come out of silence....and let their voices be heard!

Our decision making process is informed by comprehensive empirical studies and high quality data evaluation.  We strive to make a positive impact with all of our pursuits.  



Our Mission is to empower all people who have experienced life changing abuses and enlighten victims' outlook on a brighter future.  We are committed to the well-being and healing of all abused victims by offering them services and a permanent housing experience


* Rising Up From Silence Foundation is 501(c)(3) Non-Profit Organization *


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