How To Change Places Into Spaces People Want To Be: Improve responses to victims of sexual and bias-based violence, promote social norms that reduce the initiation or perpetuation of violence, and build capacity to create and maintain safer environments within communities; create empowerment opportunities for survivors and marginalized identities; provide relevant core services.
When we set out to bring bar bystander intervention training to our local bars in 2016 we quickly found out how difficult it was without the status of a nonprofit. After failing to find fiscal sponsorship for the program we wanted to start we discovered there were many others wanting to contribute to creating services for unconventional spaces too. After officially incorporating in early 2017 we started on the most important part of prevention and survivor services work…listening.
Listening to the experiences and needs of our community members has connected people in powerful ways. We now have teams of volunteers who are developing program proposals based upon the feedback received about service gaps in the community. Please visit our programs page for more information.
Our relationships with individuals and partners are most valuable to us. Keeping our organization in the hands of community members as much as possible will always be the greatest of our values. We will need your help to do that. Recognizing that the ability to fulfill our mission is a priority, we have spent a year researching and implementing sound management systems, strong governance principles, and mechanisms to assess and redirect when striving to meet our goals.
Fulfilling our mission is our top priority. We have spent a year researching and implementing sound management systems, strong governance principles, and mechanisms to assess and redirect as we strive to meet our goals.
We’re working hard to launch our initial programs. Below is a reflection of the progress we have made so far without the support of grants. Your support makes a difference. If you’re interested in helping us move these programs forward in your city please let us know! Check back for a quick view of our progress or visit each program page for greater detail.