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
Founding CEO of national nonprofit organization, Break the Silence against Domestic Violence, Kristen Faith is a true visionary.
She is one of social media’s most coveted domestic violence educators and healthy relationships expert. Kristen Faith has pioneered a new wave of social change by inspiring millions of women and men to join together to combat abuse.
Kristen Faith recently served as an expert advocate for content featured on DomesticShelters.org, TIME & NewYork Post to further the conversation of domestic violence beyond social media.
“If we can come together and collectively break our silence, that will unfold a chain of events that can ultimately end domestic violence as we know it.” – Kristen Faith