Too often, Black, Latino and Asian crime survivors are not seen as victims, and ignored by the systems that are supposed to help us. We shouldn’t have to rely on GoFundMe in the aftermath of tragedy because systems fail to support victims from our communities. Survivor-led organizations in our neighborhoods have stepped up to fill the gap, assisting crime victims and our communities, often without receiving the necessary funding support.
The We Are Survivors initiative is investing to help us reclaim our identity as survivors, and support community-based safety and victims’ services providers.
Too many crime victims are never offered victims’ services or, worse, denied help after facing bureaucratic and legal barriers. The lack of real help from systems that our tax dollars fund leaves our communities with unaddressed trauma, keeping us unsafe by continuing cycles of harm and violence.
In the absence of this support, families, leaders and organizations in our community have helped survivors in our neighborhoods get the help we deserve and need during our greatest times of need. They prevent violence, support our families, and advocate for change. They should receive more funding and support for their service to our communities.
L.A.U.R.A. is a non-profit organization dedicated to enhancing the quality of life of the residents of South Central Los Angeles. We accomplish this by empowering youth, victim-survivors, and their families through civic awareness; facilitating community collaboration; and bringing a wide range of resources to the community. Serving Los Angeles
Take A Stand Committee is a community, from the community, dedicated to making the community safe for our children. We work locally to dismantle belief systems, social structures and institutional practices that oppress women and children and dehumanize men themselves. Serving Fresno (Central Valley)
Here at US 4 US, we are driven by a single goal; to do our part in making the world a better place for all. Our decision making process is informed by comprehensive empirical studies and high quality data evaluation that include the Youths’ input. We strive to build productive relationships and make a positive impact with all of our pursuits.
Jr’s Trauma Care Initiative is a non-profit organization, but it’s more than just serving our community with Mental Health and Advocate Partner Services. Jr’s Trauma Care Initiative was created in order to help people find purpose and treatment for traumatic experiences in life.
Our mission is to assist the families of murder victims through the grieving process by educating and promoting healthy lifestyles focused on mind, body, and spiritual wellness. Broken By Violence (BBV) wants to restore support and hope back into families.
Serving East Bay (NorCal)
The California Victims Agenda
EXPAND RIGHTS + END DISCRIMINATION + PROVIDE REAL HELP
When we listen to survivors, when we trust survivors, when we give survivors the resources to heal — we will see a direct, positive impact on safety and wellness in their communities. Use this toolkit to make a difference.