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Founded by former extremists, we are committed to helping people leave the violent far-right. We are dedicated to inspiring all people to a place of compassion and forgiveness — for themselves and each other.

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Our Impact

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Each year, more than 250,000 people in the United States are victims of hate crimes. The vast majority are violent and more than half go unreported. Between 2008 and 2017, 71 percent of extremist-related fatalities in the U.S.

Since the deadly attack in Charlottesville, Life After Hate has helped more than 150 individuals, families, and inmates grapple with extremist hate groups.

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thousand supporters

Since our founding in 2011, our reach has grown to include thousands of people across the globe who support our mission.

men and women helped

We've helped more than 150 people confront violent extremism; and thousands more deal with hate in their communities.

formers actively involved

Our ExitUSA program includes an online support group where men and women in different stages of de-radicalization can share resources.

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See the change we're making together. Sign up for updates on our work, and important news about violent extremism.

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get help

If you’re ready to leave hate and violence behind, we’re here to support you. No judgment, just help.

Make a Donation

We rely entirely on the support of people who believe kindness and compassion can change the communities we live in. 

Introducing the Life After Hate newsletter

Since 2011, Life After Hate has been at the forefront of the national strategy to interrupt violence committed in the name of ideological and religious beliefs.

That’s why we are so excited about the inaugural issue of the Life After Hate newsletter. Inside you’ll find valuable information about our work countering violent extremism and insight into how YOU can help.

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Our Programs
& Partners

Our core services stem from the foundation of our members’ reformed ideology and unique experiential immersion within the world’s most violent extremist organizations. 

Exit USA

ExitUSA provides support to individuals who are looking to leave racism and violence behind.

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Formers anonymous

Formers Anonymous is a group of men and women who have identified a shared problem of attachment and addiction to a grossly irresponsible, criminal and/or drug (including alcohol) lifestyle, including the addictive pull

against violent extremism network

The Against Violent Extremism (AVE) Network is a unique and powerful global force in the ongoing struggle to tackle violent extremism.


strong cities network

Launched at the United Nations in September 2015, the Strong Cities Network (SCN) is the first ever global network of mayors, municipal-level policy makers and practitioners united in building social cohesion and community resilience to counter violent extremism in all its forms.

introducing the life after hate card

We’ve teamed up with GroundSwell to help our supporters purchase with power. Sign up and use your card whenever you make a purchase, in person or online.