I Am My Sister’s Keeper
‘the emergency fund’
To inspire, empower, educate, advocate, and foster a peer-to-peer community where survivors of domestic abuse find unwavering support. We provide a nurturing private online community, guidance, and a roadmap forwards towards a healthy, abundant life, filled with hope for a brighter tomorrow.
Building a Strong Safety Net for Survivors:
I Am My Sister’s Keeper
October has arrived, marking the start of Domestic Violence Awareness Month—a time when we unite to shed light on a pressing issue that affects countless lives. For over a decade, Rebel Thriver has been at the forefront of supporting survivors of domestic violence, providing a private online sanctuary, the “Village”, for those who have taken the courageous step to break free from abuse.
This year, we are embarking on a new campaign that goes beyond our organizations Four Pillars: Community, Education, Advocacy, and Mentorship. It’s called “I am My Sister’s Keeper,” and it’s not just a campaign; it’s a lifeline for survivors who are teetering on the edge of returning to the abuse they fought so hard to escape.
Imagine the journey of a survivor who managed to leave an abusive partner. The path to freedom is often fraught with hardships and uncertainties. The recidivism rate for domestic violence is alarmingly high, with survivors returning to their abusers an average of 7- 8 times before they can break free for good.
The reasons behind this heartbreaking cycle are complex and multifaceted. Survivors face immense challenges, from emotional trauma to financial insecurity. Many find themselves isolated from their support networks, making it incredibly difficult to maintain independence. Post Separation Abuse is also a very real thing survivors may have to deal with while they are trying to move forward in their new life. It is critical to understand that just because they escape doesn’t mean the abuse stops.
I’d like to share a powerful story about one of our members…
Meet Laura, a member of our community. She endured an abusive marriage for over a decade, controlled in every aspect of her life. From her appearance to her social interactions, every decision was dictated by her abuser. Together, they have four beautiful young children. Escaping this abusive situation required an act of courage that few can fully comprehend. Laura found refuge in a domestic violence shelter, which provided safety and the necessary training for her to secure employment.
They eventually moved out of the shelter and into an apartment. Her children went to school, and she started working, but the scars of abuse had left her isolated from friends and family, leaving her feeling profoundly alone. Laura reached out to us when she found herself unable to make ends meet one month. Losing her car would jeopardize her job and leave them homeless.
This scenario is all too familiar for countless women leaving abusive relationships. The trauma they endure leaves them feeling like mere shells of their former selves. Without our lifeline, Laura and her children might have ended up back with their abuser.
This is the harsh reality of domestic violence and its shockingly high recidivism rate.
Rebel Thriver recognizes that survivors need more than awareness and community support—they need practical, immediate assistance to prevent them from returning to abusive relationships.
Our emergency fund will serve as a safety net, providing support for essential needs such as transportation assistance, cell phone payments, emergency temporary housing, daycare, and more.
By supporting I am my Sister’s Keeper, YOU become a lifeline for survivors as they embark on building a healthy and safe future, liberated from the shackles of abuse. Our fund is a vital bridge that helps survivors overcome the hurdles they often face after escaping abuse. With your assistance, they can move forward confidently, preserving the hard-won freedom they so deserve.
Survivors require essential support in several critical areas to maintain their newfound independence and employment:
Emergency Temporary Housing: Providing temporary safe shelter.
Emergency Cell Phone Payments: Ensuring survivors stay connected and reach out for help when needed.
Emergency Transportation: Helping survivors access jobs, resources, and support.
Emergency Utility Payments: Ensuring access to essential services like electricity and water.
Childcare: Supporting survivors in balancing work responsibilities.
Donate to I Am My Sister’s Keeper, and you will be a lifeline for survivors, like Laura, who are striving to rebuild their lives, and beginning to THRIVE.
Will YOU be the difference that ensures they never go back to the darkness they fought so hard to escape?
What Exactly is Domestic Abuse?
Domestic violence is a pattern of behaviors used by one partner to maintain power and control over another partner in an intimate relationship. It does not discriminate; anyone of any race, age, sexual orientation, religion or gender can be a victim of domestic violence. It affects people of all socioeconomic backgrounds & education levels. It is a cycle of violence that if not interrupted and broken will become generational.
Help Continue the Conversation…
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Every purchase that you make from our shop will continue the conversation about domestic violence and help to shine a light on our organization. There are more items available for purchase in our SHOP. Rebel Thriver is a non-profit organization and 100% of all proceeds from this t-shirt will go directly into our emergency fund. You can become a lifeline to a survivor in need with each purchase.
Our Four Pillars for Progress
“We are all just walking each other home.”
– Ram Dass
It is our goal to advocate for survivors of DV whenever the opportunity opens up. We help survivors connect to necessary help in their geographical area and we support legislation that benefits survivors. Right now we are working to help get the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) signed back into Law. This is imperative for all survivors.
Leading by example is one of the pillars of our existence. We believe that survivors who have found their voice and have progressed on their healing journey are the best role models for other victims and survivors of DV. Knowing that others have gotten out and reclaimed their lives is proof positive that if someone else can do it then they can have HOPE too. It’s a powerful example that is essential.
Community is at the heart of Rebel Thriver. We are an active community with large followings on both Instagram & Facebook. In addition, we have a page on Facebook geared to Parents and children called, Rebel Thriver Jr. Most notably, we just launched our own community membership platform where we offer groups, different classes, mentoring, coaching, and connection all in a private and safe setting, which is paramount for us.
In order smash the cultural stigma that surrounds DV, education is key. Our aim is to educate the general public about what DV is and how it may appear in their lives. We also work tirelessly to help survivors understand their own experiences, and give them the much needed tools to reconnect to themselves so that they can reclaim their lives and learn to thrive. Our First Foundation course, Understanding Domestic Violence, is available to everyone in our Thriver’s Ed Department on our new platform.
Is solace anywhere more comforting
than that in the arms of a sister?
– Alice Walker
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