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Frequently Asked Questions

To know more about our programs, see the FAQ's below.  If you can’t find the question you wanted to ask, don’t hesitate to contact us.

 

  1. We are a group of ordinary women who want to become a friend to someone in need. We support and champion for women who are surviving in oppressive lives and who find themselves without hope or a place to turn. We assist the survivor in creating goals and a systematic plan to start a new life toward self-sufficiency. First and foremost, we're a friend and support system. Then we seek out helping agencies already in existence and walk with the survivor for moral support. If necessary, we offer micro-grants to assist in fulfilling the walk towards a new life.

    We are not trained counselors. We are simply a grass-roots, in-the-neighborhood type of friend willing to reach out to those in need who might otherwise feel alone and without the energy or hope to do it herself.

  2. We’re always on the lookout for individuals like you wanting to get involved. Visit our What You Can Do section to find out ways to donate or volunteer.

  3. We are a volunteer run organization and we feel strongly about our responsibility to our community and our donors. We work hard to ensure long-term sustainability of the organization. We make our IRS Form 990 available for review, as required by law. We make every effort to ensure the highest percentage possible goes to the survivors we serve. Please visit our Financials page to learn more.

  4. Our organization takes our privacy policy seriously and takes steps to protect and ensure the safety of our supporters, as well as our survivor clients. We do not sell or otherwise disclose information about our clients, volunteers, or supporters outside of our immediate organization. This policy has no exceptions. We do not sell or exchange your information with any other organizations, public, private or nonprofit. For more detailed information visit our Privacy Policy page.

  5. Explain the micro-grants you offer.

    By experience, we understand that many survivors are victims of financial abuse and have no access to money. We also understand that many are not offered the freedom to work outside the home or achieve an education or skill. Many that do work, must relinquish their earnings to their oppressor or account for every dollar spent. It's a fact that these women are trapped and without some financial assistance from family, friends, or other sources, they may never be able to escape their oppressiveness.

    In our experience, friends and loved ones may help or want to help, but we understand that not all have the ability to offer all that is required to get the survivor on the road to a new life. We offer grants up to $5000 for things that will help move the survivor towards self-suffiency including education, job-skills development, reliable transportation, and childcare to allow school or employment. We only offer funding to those things we feel will contribute to a sustainable effort towards self-sufficiency.