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.
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. Financial abuse affects both women and the children they love and care for and 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.
Our free programs and workshops to help women learn the tools they need to claim their financial independency after leaving an abusive relationship. S.O.F.I.A. takes it a step further by offering free programs to children and teens. This fundraiser will help fund our programs specifically geared towards children and teens. Money raised will benefit our Superhero Writers Workshop and summer program, our Safe Dating Workshops, and our Love is Respect materials.
Your $20 donation to S.O.F.I.A. through the Purple Pursh Flash Fundraiser can help us bring in more facilitators to teach skills to our community or allow two more children to attend our Superhero Workshops.
S.O.F.I.A.'s focus is to create social change, thus leading to the eradication of domestic violence. Thank you for your support and please give whatever you can!