There is a common misconception that survivors of abuse are weak, fragile, and broken. The reality is that it takes tremendous resilience, determination, strategic thinking and planning to survive these situations – all the skills and traits that we applaud in Fortune 500 CEOs.
FreeFrom’s goal is to help survivors to start their own small businesses and cooperatives through incubator support – business planning, accounting training, legal help, strategic consulting – and startup grants. As these businesses grow, they are encouraged to hire survivors looking for employment. In doing so, we hope to create webs of survivor communities helping each other to achieve economic independence.