Every 98 seconds. That is how often sexual assault occurs in America. Every minute and a half, someone is being attacked and violated in a way that will impact them for the rest of their life. Statistics show that every 1 in 6 women have been sexually assaulted, so the odds are that there is someone that you love who has been, or will be affected by this epidemic. Our founder, Dr. Regina Spellmon, has been raped three times. She is a survivor and proof that you can pick up your pieces after a traumatic event with help from people who truly care.
Get Briefed is a strategic intervention of Advocacy, Education and Empowerment dedicated to ending this widespread abuse. We service our sister friends through Education, Empowerment, Inspiration and Intervention. We serve women who have encountered sexual violence by way of rape, sex trafficking, molestation, and prostitution.
Our strategy is simple, we provide resources and support to our women through Education, Empowerment, Inspiration, and Intervention. We believe that these functions help restore and recapture a better tomorrow from a broken yesterday.
Recently, we created The Brave Box, which we donate to local shelters, counseling centers, and hospitals. These boxes include an encouraging book by Dr. Regina, a t-shirt, a journal and an invitation to speak with licensed counselors. We give these to victims to let them know that they are not alone and we are here to help.
North Texas Giving Day will help us continue to provide assistance to those who have been affected by rape, sexual assault, and human trafficking. The funds donated will be used to cover the cost of shelter, clothing, food, travel fares, and counseling. It is our hope to one day have a transitional home, which will allow people to have a safe place to reside and begin the journey of getting their power back.
One. It only takes one person to decide to help make a difference in many. That person is you.
By Ashley Washington, Get Briefed associate
* Graphic and photo provided by Get Briefed
In nine years, Communities Foundation of Texas‘ North Texas Giving Day has pumped more than $195 million into the North Texas community. In 2017, $39 million was raised through more than 118,000 gifts benefiting over 2,000 nonprofits.
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