About Our Organization


The Venus Foundation is a non-profit charitable organization dedicated to domestic violence victims and their families. The organization receives and administers charitable funds for the perpetuation of the memory of Venus Rose Stewart, a domestic violence victim.

Funds collected are used for education on domestic violence and assisting in helping by developing and distributing materials, such as posters, information on steps to take when a person becomes missing, mapping information and helping communities form search groups. Search groups would often include canine teams.

Our ultimate goal is to earn enough funds to establish and administer “safe havens” for domestic violence victims.

Why this organization is called the “Venus Foundation”

For perpetuation of the memory of Venus Rose Stewart, a domestic violence victim. Venus Rose Stewart did everything a mother could do to protect her children. In Virginia Venus had a police escort to the airport to return herself, along with her children, to Venus’ parent’s home in Michigan. Venus went through strenuous efforts and obtained an order of protection from the court in Michigan to keep her estranged husband, Douglas Harrie Stewart, away from Venus and her two young daughters. Venus then went back to court on April 19, 2010 and received full custody of her children. Venus Rose Stewart died a week later. On April 26, 2010 Douglas Harrie Stewart abducted and murdered Venus. Venus’ family still searches for her remains.

What is the purpose of this organization?

To assist in help finding missing persons: Disaster reliefs by helping communities organize search teams. We have been through the steps of trying to find Venus. We knew nothing in the beginning, except to get posters out and we felt helpless and alone. Along the way we learned many people can help, you just need to know where and how to ask for help.

There are many resources out there. We can help you find the resources and help plan the next step. Search teams often include canine teams, cadaver, and search & rescue teams. We can help arrange to connect communities with teams of rescue services and disaster aid services available and help dispatch help in their area. We can help with education on domestic violence. Design, prepare, and distribute educational materials on domestic violence to communities

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501 (c)(3) Public Charity Status

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When funds are available this organization will build a safe shelter for victims of domestic violence and disaster victims. This would be named “THE VENUS SAFE HAVEN”, in memory of Venus Rose Stewart. Venus didn’t feel safe in the domestic abuse house she and her daughters had to stay in. Venus and all others have the right to feel secure and safe with their children. No one should live in fear. The Venus Foundation wants to establish and administer a house that is designed for the safety of victims, giving the basic necessities of food, shelter, and emergency service assistance. Residents of the VENUS SAFE HAVEN would be given referrals to governmental and their own agency/offices: crisis counseling, continued education for employment, child care, medical aid, and/or medical aid.
501 (c) (3) Public Charity Status


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The Venus Foundation is now registered under COSA (Charitable Organization and Solicitation Act) of Michigan

*Also registered as a charatible trust under STCPA (Supervision of Trustees for Charitable Purposes Act)
Venus Foundation CS/CT 48346
*Venus Foundation is registered with the U.S. Federal Government’s SAM (Systems for Award Management)
*Venus Foundation is a member of the NCADV ( National Coalition Against Domestic Violence)
*Venus Foundation is a member of MCEDSV (Michigan Coalition to End Domestic and Sexual Violence)
*Operations for the Venus Foundation are listed with Dunn and Bradstreet (business infomaton report)

Venus Rose Stewart

AUG 4, 1977 – APR 26, 2010

On April 26, 2010 Douglas Harrie Stewart abducted and murdered Venus. Venus’ family still searches for her remains.

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Let Evening Come

Let the light of late afternoon
shine through chinks in the barn, moving
up the bales as the sun moves down.

Let the cricket take up chafing
as a woman takes up her needles
and her yarn. Let evening come….

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