We began in 2011, 11 days after our Founding CEO, Kristen Faith was granted a restraining order against the man who abused her. After enduring years of physical, sexual, financial, and emotional abuse, Kristen broke her silence by creating a Facebook Page. Her vision created a worldwide support network for survivors to connect to address their emotional and mental health needs post-trauma. Our BTSADV “family” provides support in an effort to:
eliminate isolation and suicidal thoughts, reduce anxiety, build trust in healthy friendships, inspire passion, provide tools to manage PTSD symptoms and reduce depression symptoms.
BTSADV has grown to become a national nonprofit organization led by survivor-volunteers who serve victims, survivors, and families affected by domestic violence. We understand the unmet needs of survivors and have developed a unique organization that could bridge the gap in services between emergency shelters, direct service providers, government agencies, academic institutions, businesses and the community. Each program we offer is designed to empower, educate, and fulfill the needs of survivors and their families through our unique connective resources.
BTSADV compliments the services crisis shelters offer and assist in decreasing the number of times victims return to abusive partners. Recovering after abuse can be a lifelong journey. We are committed to addressing healing after crisis by providing a national network for survivors to connect, speak out, and advocate against abuse.
We welcome and encourage new partnerships to address the needs of our community and to end domestic violence.
Kristen Faith, Founding CEO
Kristen Faith is the Founder and CEO of national nonprofit organization, Break the Silence against Domestic Violence. She is a millenial on a mission to bring abuse centerstage.
After creating one of social media’s most recognized domestic violence awareness brands, she went on two national tours producing and showcasing her raw documentary, “The Return of Social Change.” A raw collection of stories told by survivors of domestic violence from across the country. Self-proclaimed film maker, speaker, and social influencer – Kristen Faith has redefined the way people see domestic violence. She has led thousands of survivors out of the darkness by creating a global platform to be heard and understood.
Thriving after an abusive relationship, Kristen has used her experience to spark national dialogues about high profile DV cases and law reform. She recently served as an expert advocate for content featured on DomesticShelters.org, TIME & NewYork Post to further the conversation of abuse beyond the cyber walls of social media.
Kristen Faith is more than a survivor with a story. She survived to change the world.