Break the Silence against Domestic Violence was founded in 2011 when the Founder and Executive Director, Kristen Paruginog, shared her story on social media to empower victims and survivors of domestic violence. The outpour from victims was an evident sign that there isn’t enough being done to combat abuse in our local communities. Social media provided a gateway to create social change for the thousands of supporters we’ve gained over the years.
Break the Silence against Domestic Violence is a non-profit organization that serves men, women, and children affected by violence. We are committed to giving back to our community by providing education to all, individualized resources, and giving victims and survivors a platform to speak out.
Every year, 1,510,455 women and 834,732 men are victims of physical violence by someone they know. This means that every 37.8 seconds, somewhere in America a man is battered. Every 9 seconds, somewhere in America a woman is battered. Six children in every classroom witness domestic violence and four of these six children are direct victims of abuse and/or neglect. It is likely that you know someone, or are someone who is in an abusive relationship. The only way we can end domestic violence is to speak out!
Help us, help our communities nationwide become a healthier and safer place. With a $10,000 grant from KIND we will be on our way to becoming more financially sustainable in managing our programs and services throughout 2014.