You did it!

Thank you so much to all 3,109 of you who donated to FreeFrom during October and helped us win the Allstate Foundation's Purple Purse challenge. With your help, we won $100,000 in grand prize money. 

We won by just $700. That means that every single donation, whether it was $10 or $100, was critical to our success. Every single one of you made this happen. 

We are grateful beyond words for your generosity. Thank you for trusting us with your hard-earned money. We will work hard to stretch it as far as it can go to create spaces where healing and justice can occur. 

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 mission

To make safety affordable for all survivors of domestic violence so that they can build lives free from violence for themselves and their children.
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Without a way to rebuild financially, survivors typically won’t leave an abuser. If they do, they risk homelessness, losing custody of their children, or having to return to their abuser. Often, survivors will visit shelters several times but never actually be able to afford to leave for good or build safe lives for themselves and their children.

That’s where FreeFrom comes in. We’re looking past crisis intervention to violence prevention, by helping survivors achieve financial stability so that they can leave and never have to go back. This is how we will break the cycle of violence against women in the US.

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STRATEGY

Financially empower survivors by helping them to achieve economic justice and financial independence

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Programs

Our Compensation Program helps survivors to win compensation for the harm they have suffered so that they are not indefinitely saddled with the debt of being abused. FreeFrom helps survivors to understand the avenues to compensation that might be open to them - tort litigation, small claims court, criminal restitution and/or victims of crime funding - and provides assistance and resources on how to navigate each of those processes. 

Our Credit Program helps survivors to build and repair their credit so that they can move forward with a strong financial profile. We provide credit-building support, access to credit-building lending circles and loans, and help repairing credit after identity fraud. We also advocate for public policy reforms to make it easier for survivors to build and repair their credit.

Our Entrepreneurship Program helps survivors to start and build their own small businesses. Through holistic support services, including business planning, customer acquisition and retention training, logo and web design, finance and accounting training, confidence building and leadership development, mentorship, and access to seed funding, we help survivors to take their ideas from concept to profitability

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Our goal is not just survival but safety. 

Our goal is not just living but thriving. 

Our goal is not just making ends meet but creating wealth and abundance. 

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This business, working for myself - is freedom to me so I have to do it.
— Survivor-Entrepreneur

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