ONE VOICE TO BREAK THE SILENCE FOR ALL
We started as a grass-roots organization almost 10 years ago. Today, we’re a worldwide organization that has become the international voice against domestic violence.
One Survivor Shares Her Story
BTSADV was founded in 2011 when Kristen Paruginog Sharpe, a survivor of domestic violence, shared her story on social media. This opened the floodgates for other survivors to feel empowered enough to speak up and share their stories as well.
We Become a Non-Profit
It soon became clear that there was a need for an organization focused on survivor support. Our 501(c)3 was officially filed in 2012, making us Break The Silence Against Domestic Violence Inc.
Opening of Program and Services
Programs and services were opened to survivors of domestic violence by 2013.
By the following year, we were able to quadruple the amount of support we offered to survivors seeking aftercare assistance. National media outlets started to take notice of the work our organization was doing.
Top Nonprofit on Social Media
Just a few short years later, we have grown to become one of the top 125 nonprofits on social media and currently reach over 30 million viewers on our digital platforms search week.
A New Direction
BTSADV committed to moving forward in a new and brighter direction. We are moving from surviving to thriving as we continue to serve survivors and families of all genders, gender identities, ethnicities, and faiths.