Breathe Network Inc

Building resilience through embodied approaches to healing.

Portland, OR   |  http://www.thebreathenetwork.org/

Mission

The Breathe Network connects survivors of sexual violence with trauma-informed, sliding-scale, holistic healing practitioners. We provide education and training for health and healing professionals on the impacts of sexual trauma and best practices in providing trauma-informed care to increase survivors' access to healing.

Ruling year info

2014

Founder and Executive Director

Molly Boeder Harris

Main address

PO Box 86691

Portland, OR 97286 USA

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EIN

45-5485166

NTEE code info

Rape Victim Services (F42)

IRS filing requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990-N.

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Programs and results

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Our programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Embodied Healing: Trauma-Informed Yoga and Meditation for Survivors of Sexual Assault

The Breathe Network’s course, Embodied Healing: Trauma-Informed Yoga and Meditation for Sexual Assault Survivors, is co-taught by a team of 16 teachers, all of whom are seasoned professionals in the realms of trauma, psychology, sexual assault, yoga, and meditation. This course is an accessible and empowering way for survivors to embark upon or deepen their healing through sustainable, somatic, and holistic practices. Participants learn about trauma-informed yoga and meditation from a variety of lenses, and their learning is bookended with accessible education on cutting-edge insights on stress and resilience physiology, managing triggers and flashbacks, self-care, and 6 guided yoga and meditation practices. Beginning to work with somatic or body-centered practices like yoga and meditation can feel vulnerable, and this course allows people to participate from the comfort of their own space and move through the material at their own pace.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Victims and oppressed people
Women and girls
Men and boys
LGBTQ people

Where we work

How we listen

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

done We demonstrated a willingness to learn more by reviewing resources about feedback practice.
done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • Who are the people you serve with your mission?

    We serve survivors of sexual trauma, including sexual abuse, sexual assault, sexual harassment, stalking and rape.

  • How is your organization collecting feedback from the people you serve?

    Electronic surveys (by email, tablet, etc.), Paper surveys, Focus groups or interviews (by phone or in person), Community meetings/Town halls, Suggestion box/email,

  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To identify and remedy poor client service experiences, To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To identify where we are less inclusive or equitable across demographic groups, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve, To understand people's needs and how we can help them achieve their goals,

  • What significant change resulted from feedback?

    We received feedback that focusing on the intersection of individual sexual trauma and the systemic trauma of oppression is vital to fully understand and be responsive to the unique trauma and healing experiences of survivors who are BIPOC, LGBTQIA, an disabled. We designed a new course, our most comprehensive yet, with a commitment to ensure at least 50% of the course facilitators were BIPOC, LGBTQIA, and experts with disabilities. Within the course, conversations about individual trauma healing are grounded within the larger context of what survivors navigate directly and indirectly through how our society defines and responds to sexual trauma, and how systemic historical trauma, and cultural norms combine to shape experiences of violence, while determining access or barriers to healing.

  • With whom is the organization sharing feedback?

    The people we serve, Our staff, Our board, Our funders, Our community partners,

  • How has asking for feedback from the people you serve changed your relationship?

    We believe that a wider diversity of survivors can see themselves and their needs represented in the work we offer, and their feedback is a primary compass in informing our decisions about future programs, resources, and personnel.

  • Which of the following feedback practices does your organization routinely carry out?

    We collect feedback from the people we serve at least annually, We take steps to get feedback from marginalized or under-represented people, We aim to collect feedback from as many people we serve as possible, We take steps to ensure people feel comfortable being honest with us, We look for patterns in feedback based on demographics (e.g., race, age, gender, etc.), We engage the people who provide feedback in looking for ways we can improve in response, We act on the feedback we receive, We tell the people who gave us feedback how we acted on their feedback, We ask the people who gave us feedback how well they think we responded,

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    It is difficult to get the people we serve to respond to requests for feedback, We don’t have the right technology to collect and aggregate feedback efficiently, It is difficult to find the ongoing funding to support feedback collection, Staff find it hard to prioritize feedback collection and review due to lack of time,

Financials

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Breathe Network Inc

Board of directors
as of 03/25/2022
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Stacy Kellogg

Compass Rose Coaching

Term: 2016 -

Tony Montenieri

V-Day

Joliz Cedeño

Code Nation

Jeanine Morales

ProChoice Oregon

Molly Boeder Harris

The Breathe Network

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? No
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? No
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? No

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 3/25/2022

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? GuideStar partnered on this section with CHANGE Philanthropy and Equity in the Center.

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

 

Sexual orientation

Disability

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Equity strategies

Last updated: 03/25/2022

GuideStar partnered with Equity in the Center - an organization that works to shift mindsets, practices, and systems to increase racial equity - to create this section. Learn more

Data
  • We review compensation data across the organization (and by staff levels) to identify disparities by race.
  • We ask team members to identify racial disparities in their programs and / or portfolios.
  • We analyze disaggregated data and root causes of race disparities that impact the organization's programs, portfolios, and the populations served.
  • We disaggregate data to adjust programming goals to keep pace with changing needs of the communities we support.
  • We employ non-traditional ways of gathering feedback on programs and trainings, which may include interviews, roundtables, and external reviews with/by community stakeholders.
  • We have long-term strategic plans and measurable goals for creating a culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.
Policies and processes
  • We use a vetting process to identify vendors and partners that share our commitment to race equity.
  • We seek individuals from various race backgrounds for board and executive director/CEO positions within our organization.
  • We have community representation at the board level, either on the board itself or through a community advisory board.
  • We help senior leadership understand how to be inclusive leaders with learning approaches that emphasize reflection, iteration, and adaptability.
  • We engage everyone, from the board to staff levels of the organization, in race equity work and ensure that individuals understand their roles in creating culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.