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Breaking the Chains

Providing hope, healing, and restoration to victims of human trafficking.

FRESNO, CA   |  www.btcfresno.org

Mission

Providing hope, healing, and restoration to lives impacted by human trafficking.

Ruling year info

2014

Co-Founder/CEO

Debra Rush

Co-Founder/COO

Tiffany Apodaca

Main address

PO BOX 9751

FRESNO, CA 93794 USA

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EIN

46-5584476

NTEE code info

Women's Centers (P83)

Women's Centers (P83)

Women's Centers (P83)

IRS filing requirement

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Programs and results

What we aim to solve

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Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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

Breaking the Chains

Residential and non-residential wrap around trauma services for victims of human trafficking.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Adolescents

Where we work

Affiliations & memberships

US Department of Justice FBI, Directors Community Leadership Award 2019

Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

Our goal is to continue to maintain an environment that is trauma informed and provides comprehensive care services to lives impacted by human trafficking, in order to create long-term sustainability and vitality within their lives and in our community.

Breaking the chains has developed a stellar evidence based curriculum and comprehensive care team that provides long-term trauma informed care to lives impacted by human trafficking.

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.
  • 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

  • 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 look for patterns in feedback based on people’s interactions with us (e.g., site, frequency of service, 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?

    We don't have any major challenges to collecting feedback

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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Breaking the Chains

Board of directors
as of 01/02/2024
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board co-chair

Don Eskes

Breaking the Chains

Term: 2018 - 2025


Board co-chair

Miiko Anderson

Breaking the Chains

Term: 2017 - 2026

Sandra Carnahan

Halcyon Behavioral Health

Miiko Andersen

Fresno County Disctrict Attorney

Don Eskes

Fresno Mission

Nick Yovino Sr

REtired Fresno City Planning Director

Isaiah Bernal

VP Commercial Banking

Sue Castro

CEO/Owner Sueco Equipment Rentals

Gordon Webster

CEO/Publisher The Business Journal

Paco Balderrama

Fresno City Polica Chief

Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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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 ? Yes
  • 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? Yes
  • 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? Yes

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 12/2/2021

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? Candid partnered with CHANGE Philanthropy on this demographic section.

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

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

The organization's co-leader identifies as:

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

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

Transgender Identity

Sexual orientation

Disability