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(S.O.F.I.A.) Start Out Fresh Intervention Advocates

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Start Out Fresh Intervention Advocates (fondly referred to as S.O.F.I.A.) is a 501(c)(3) non profit organization that provides advocacy, supportive, financial services and referrals for temporary housing to “at risk” women and children of domestic violence. Our mission is help each of our domestic violence victim and survivor clients become self-sufficient, positive and successful.

  • 1 in 4 women report experiencing domestic violence in their lifetimes.
  • Domestic violence and financial abuse often go hand-in-hand, but 8 in 10 Americans have not heard about financial abuse as a form of domestic violence. The number one reason domestic violence survivors stay, leave or return to an abusive relationship is that they don’t have the financial resources to break free.

S.O.F.I.A.'s mission involves encouraging others to support domestic violence awareness and offering support and assistance to victims, survivors and their families.  

Founder, Cynthia Walker and the S.O.F.I.A. Team strive to promote healthy relationships by reaching out to children, teens and adults. S.O.F.I.A. has presented to over 2,400 individuals by holding support groups and presenting workshops focused on bullying, self defense, healing, empowerment and much more. In addition, we hold meetings with men in our community through our M.A.D.V. (Men Against Domestic Violence) group and partner with organizations whose goals are to inspire, uplift and educate.

Your participation in the Allstate Purple Purse Challenge is greatly appreciated and much needed for change, development and financial empowerment within our families and communities. The program ignites fundraising for more than 140 national, state and local domestic violence organizations. Funds raised will support life-changing financial empowerment services to help domestic violence survivors build safer lives for themselves and their families. We will be offering financial literacy at the S.O.F.I.A. Success Center. 

Donations can be made through this fundraiser from September 2 to October 3, 2014. 

If you or someone you know needs immediate help, call the National Domestic Violence Hotline at 1-800-799-SAFE (7233) or TTY 1-800-787-3224.

If you or someone you know has been affected by domestic violence and is seeking healing through a creative process, please contact S.O.F.I.A. to find out how we can be of assistance. We are currently based in Essex County, New Jersey.

Thank you in advance for your support!

S.O.F.I.A.

P.O. Box 674
Montclair, New Jersey 07042

S.O.F.I.A. Helpline: Ph: (973) 932-0530

(862) 251-6791
Email: info@supportsofia.org
Website: http://www.supportsofia.org

Like us on FaceBook: https://www.facebook.com/startoutfreshinterventionadvocates

Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/supportsofia

Follow us on Instagram: http://instagram.com/supportsofia

 

 

$150

MONEY RAISED
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  • Sabera

    $25

  • Abigail Alfred

    $25

  • Tara McCall & Jie Dong

     

  • Elaine Fahey

    $25

  • Calvin Todd

     

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The Team: $5,680 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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START OUT FRESH INTERVENTION ADVOCA...

Amount Raised

$1,417

 

14% Raised of $10,000 Goal

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Cynthia Walker

Amount Raised

$1,230

 

82% Raised of $1,500 Goal

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Kristin Wald

Amount Raised

$595

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Leslie Faison

Amount Raised

$400

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Holly Robertson

Amount Raised

$400

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Bonni Taylor

Amount Raised

$350

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Amy Gallatin

Amount Raised

$288

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Maddy Guthrie

Amount Raised

$275

Donor Comments

Calvin Todd

Calvin Todd

2 years ago

Elaine Fahey

Elaine Fahey

DONATION: $25

2 years ago

Tara McCall & Jie Dong

Tara McCall & Jie Dong

2 years ago

Abigail Alfred

Abigail Alfred

DONATION: $25

2 years ago

Sabera

Sabera

DONATION: $25

I support this movement. Domestic violence affects so many people. Sometimes its people close to us and we don't even know because they try so hard to hide it. Let's bring awareness and help someone get out of their situation. 2 years ago