It all began in 2011 when a successful young woman and former beauty queen realized she was a victim of domestic violence. After enduring years of all forms of abuse she decided to save her own life by escaping and never looking back. Upon embarking on a personal journey from victim to survivor, Kristen courageously broke her silence on social media in hopes to inspire other victims living in silence to break free. The outpour from men and women was inspiring and sparked her desire to create Break the Silence against Domestic Violence, the official 501c3 non-profit organization.
Her passion grew even deeper when she began connecting with the families of victims who have lost their lives at the hands of their abusers. Brandi Kubos was 22-years old when her abusive boyfriend shot and killed her 7 years ago on Thanksgiving. This story personally evoked a greater passion to carry on the legacy of women and men nationwide who have been tragically affected by domestic violence. She courageously dove in head first and has since impacted the lives of thousands of victims, families of victims, and survivors who are no longer suffering in silence and now have the tools they need to recognize the signs, help others, and move forward with their dreams.
Kristen understood that survivors needed support more than ever and by creating a community of advocates, the connections became life changing. Our programs have all been developed by survivors of domestic violence to ensure your experience with us is transformative and memorable. We offer unconventional programs to “fill in the gap” in services of our sister organizations. We believe in the true value of partnering in order to further our mission and to give survivors a comprehensive plan to rebuild their lives following abuse.
When you’re here, you’re family. Break the Silence against Domestic Violence will give you a voice to champion our cause across the country and beyond. Thank you for believing in the work we do, we couldn’t do this without you.