Following Black Friday and Cyber Monday, is the global online movement, Giving Tuesday. Giving Tuesday is an initiative focused on giving back—and November 29th is your chance to give back to a non-profit in need, like the Breaking Free Foundation (BFF).
The Breaking Free Foundation is a registered non-profit, that runs entirely off the generous donations of others. Donations to BFF go towards our many initiatives and public services:
- Victor Walk: this is a national movement powered by an Orange Wave of Courage, giving a voice to those affected by childhood rape and trauma. The Victor Walk movement is a nationwide initiative that runs every July. Our 2017 Victor Walk will be taking place July 18-22 in Saskatchewan, more information can be found here.
- Therapy Grants: one of the main focuses of the Breaking Free Foundation is to help make trauma healing more accessible for everyone. One of the ways in which we are doing this, is through our therapy grant program, which allows approved candidates to receive designated therapy services, paid for via our foundation. How this works is simple: interested applicants just fill out our Application for Grant Therapy, and mail (or email) it to us. We review each applicant, and assess their needs for trauma-based therapy. If the applicant is approved, we match them with one of our approved and screened trauma therapists. Our model differs from other free counselling services, because we pay the trauma therapist their regular fee, so we can ensure that we are providing our clients with the best possible quality of therapy. We also only work with therapists who are trauma trained and specialize in this type of work. We look for specific designations and certifications and screen all of our therapists thoroughly. You can find out more about our Therapy Grant Program here (available to Alberta residents only at this time).
If you’re interested in donating to the Breaking Free Foundation, you can do so here. If you are interested in supporting us by purchasing some of our awareness apparel or “me too” bracelets, you can find out more information here. Contact us for opportunities for volunteering as well!