Welcome to the Annual Giving Campaign for 2023
To inspire, empower, educate, advocate, support, and offer a community where survivors of domestic abuse are supported by other survivors. A place to call home, and with guidance, to create a roadmap forward to a healthy and abundant life, full of hope for a better tomorrow.
Support Survivors of Domestic Violence
IMAGINE what it must feel like for a woman about to leave her abusive partner, with her children in tow, only to find herself back there in a matter of days or weeks?
Recidivism rates for domestic violence are sky high. Did you know that on average it takes a person 7-8 times before they can actually leave an abusive relationship? This is what Rebel Thriver is working so hard to prevent, women returning to the abuse because they feel they have no other choice.
This campaign is not here to educate you about the many reasons this happens, but to help you to understand the nefarious nature of abuse, and why it is so important that survivors of abuse have a safety net like Rebel Thriver.
You are indeed here for those who need a helping hands you’ve saved me a couple of times in the last few years, and I will never forget you for the love and support- Janie
Women who are isolated from their friends and family, and don’t have a support system to lean on, are often casualties. If they are able to leave, the cruel reality is that suitable housing and financial stability are lacking. While feeling lost and alone, the abuser will do their best to break them down in order to get them to return home. They will promise change, love, and a new beginning. This is called “love bombing” and is a part of the cycle of violence. This is why overwhelmed and exhausted women breakdown and return home. They have simply run out of options.
Sadly, once they return things are often worse than they were before they left. Abusers will use their attempted escape as an excuse for continued and intensified abuse. Once again, the victim will find herself stuck in the cycle of violence, and hopeless.
There is a void that exists for survivors after they break away from abuse. This void is a result of a lack of resources. While shelters and local domestic violence agencies are there to help victims escape the abuse, once they leave there isn’t much in place to help them stay the course, heal, and not return to the abuse.
I had just begun to climb out of the darkness when I found your page. I’m not exactly sure, but I think it was 10 years ago. Thank you for sharing, and for being a light in the darkness. My life is so much better than I could’ve ever imagined back then. -Amanda
Rebel Thriver is a unique nonprofit, in that we are a movement of survivors. Our Village is a homebase for us to begin the healing process. When someone joins our community, we always welcome them ‘home’, and a home it truly has become for so many of us. Oftentimes, this is the only place that a survivor can come to be supported, educated, and mentored. Trauma informed teaching and guidance helps survivors create a roadmap forward to healthy and abundant life, full of hope for a better tomorrow.
The work we do is critical in battling alarmingly high recidivism rates. Here are some additional startling facts:
- On average, nearly 20 people per minute are physically abused by an intimate partner in the United States. During one year, this equates to more than 10 million women and men.
- On a typical day, there are more than 21,000 phone calls placed to domestic violence hotlines nationwide!
- 1 in 3 women and 1 in 7 men, and countless children, have been victims of domestic violence by an intimate partner in their lifetime.
- The presence of a gun in a domestic violence situation increases the risk of homicide by 500%, and 19% of domestic violence involves a weapon.
- Victims of domestic violence lose a total of 8M days of paid work each year.
- The cost of domestic violence exceeds $8.3 Billion per year.STATS
“It is so comforting to finally realize that you’re not alone, even when friends and family “don’t get it”, you know that someone out there actually understands. After 15+ years of living in a narcissistic relationship, and many years planning and executing a safe exit plan, I finally escaped. Oh, how I wish I would’ve known about loving and safe spaces such as this back then. It’s been more than 10 years since my divorce and I am just now finding my voice, and finally starting to feel comfortable sharing my story. Thank you for all you do.” -GM
Rebel Thriver was established in 2012, and since becoming a 501(c)3 in 2019 we have seen our membership grow exponentially.
We have reached over 34 million survivors around the world, and have provided HOPE for a happy and stable future to so many who are looking to get back on their feet and rebuild their lives after leaving abuse.
We are a vibrant global community who seek healing from trauma endured at the hands of domestic abusers. Our focus is providing a safe haven for survivors.
We have been planting the seeds of HOPE for over 11 years now, and we are seeing magnificent growth from hundreds of our members from all around the world. The seeds that were planted along the way have bloomed into a vibrant community of self healers who wear the badge of survivor proudly, and without shame.
As a nonprofit we depend on your support to help us keep our Village running. In addition to offsetting the overhead cost accrued monthly to run our Village, here is how your tax deductible donation will help:
- Your donation of $15 will provide one fee waiver for one of our
programs in Thriver’s Ed.
- Your donation of $30 will provide a waiver for our self paced personal development program.
- Your donation of $150 will provide an individual mentoring session.
- Your donation of $600 will provide for one woman to join a group coaching experience.
- Your donation of $1500 will enable 10 individual mentoring sessions for a woman who is trying to save her own life.
We named this campaign ‘HOPE BLOOMS’, because we see it daily. Women knock on our door, and more times than not, they are broken down shells of their former selves. However, they are always eager to learn, commit to healing, and to changing their lives, and the lives of their children.
We are a tribe of self healers who continue to walk forward together as one, always reaching back to the women who are just finding our door. Our light is always on, and our mission is to continue a cycle of healing for all.
Thank you for your kind words, and for recognizing the strength and resilience of women. We’re all in this together and it’s wonderful to have a community of inspiring women to support each other. – alyona
This is why we need your help.
We simply cannot sustain this level of care and community outreach without your support. Help keep our “sanctuary of hope” for survivors of domestic violence safe & secure for those who depend upon it.
Please Donate Today and Give the Gift of Hope.
Rebel Thriver is a 501(c)3 charity.
All donations are tax deductible in the United States.
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…
Shop for Good
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 go directly back into our programs. Your help is so greatly appreciated because we cannot do this alone.
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 and 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 .
One day you will look back and see that all along, you were blooming.
-Morgan Harper Nichols
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