SRV2THRV FOUNDATION

Moving Survivors from Victimization through Empowerment to True Survivorship and Success

aka Survive2Thrive Foundation   |   Austin, TX   |  www.survive2thrivefoundation.org

Mission

Our mission is to provide life-changing resources to displaced and homeless survivors and to create a sustainable recovery path to self-sufficiency for all survivors of domestic violence and abuse. The Survive2Thrive Foundation was founded in 2013 and is a 501(c)3 Public Charity.

Ruling year info

2016

CEO

Ms Courtney Alexis Santanaa

Main address

P.O. Box 42432

Austin, TX 78704 USA

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EIN

47-3856506

NTEE code info

Family Violence Shelters and Services (P43)

Victims' Services (P62)

Human Services - Multipurpose and Other N.E.C. (P99)

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Emergency shelters around the world are overcrowded and underfunded, causing victims of domestic violence running to them for help, to become homeless and disenfranchised. Shelters MUST turn victims away and in their own words, “That is the hardest part of our jobs." This space problem is also adversely affecting emergency shelters financially as donors pull their dollars to support other non-profits they deem more effective in their missions.

According to the 2016 NNEDV snapshot census completed over a one day period, over 11,991 reported victims of violence, were turned away nationally. Victims will bounce from one homeless shelter to the next, live in their cars, etc. Possibly the worst outcome of all, they may return to their violent homes because they have no other options. When a victim is turned away, most will fall from sight and less than 3% of those, will receive further assistance. More than 75% of those who return to their violence, will not make it out again.

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?

The Sanctuary Program

The Survive2Thrive Foundation’s Sanctuary Program provides short-term housing grants to victims of domestic violence who have been turned away from their local shelter.

In the US, nearly 12,000 victims a day are turned away from the local shelters due to lack of space and beds. In Texas, that number equates about 1,200 monthly and nearly 2/3rds of those, are children.
For $75, we can house a family of four for a night with one of our secured hotel partners. Our fundraising goal for the Gala starts at $75,000! This goal will provide 1,000 nights of safety for 70 families in 2016-2017!! 70 families will be safe and on the road to recovery with your help!

Survive2Thrive’s stipends to the wait listed families we support provide them a safe environment to regroup and begin building their new futures without violence and abuse.

We are asking our host committee members to host a table at either the $1,000 or $2,500 level. Your generous support will help us to provide this wonderful night of entertainment, awareness, and fundraising in support of the Sanctuary Program. Your gift is also tax deductible.

Population(s) Served
Victims and oppressed people
Homeless people

The Survive2Thrive Foundation’s Seed A Survivor program assists survivors working to rebuild their lives through a financial grant, financial literacy training, job readiness, and entrepreneurial coaching.

When a victim leaves a violent home, the upfront costs can be astronomical and can discourage a victim so much so, they may return to violence because they financially cannot afford to live on their own. Once a victim leaves, they face moving costs, re-letting fees, the task of finding and securing a new home, rental deposits, utility deposits, lack of transportation, and money to buy the basic life essentials like food, clothing, gasoline (if they have cars), and more.

The Seed a Survivor Program gives donors the opportunity to directly connect with a survivor and their family through a financial seed grant of increments of $5,000. This seed gives a survivor the amount a survivor will need to pay all of the upfront costs and up to 3 months rent in their new homes.

This seed acts as a cushion for the victim as they transition through the Seed a Survivor program. The Seed a Survivor program will work to give the victim the confidence to become self-sufficient, with the skills to maintain their progress and success, and move toward in their new independence, facing new challenges and winning with the support of the Survive2Thrive support team and our corporate partners.

Population(s) Served
Economically disadvantaged people
Victims and oppressed people

Where we work

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Average length of stay (in days)

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Victims and oppressed people

Related Program

The Sanctuary Program

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

The average stay is between 1-14 days, depending on the complexity of the case.

Estimated dollar value of clothing and household goods donations

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Victims and oppressed people

Related Program

The Sanctuary Program

Type of Metric

Input - describing resources we use

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Each victim in our program is given a bag of toiletries during their stay with us. We also provide various miscellaneous items needed during their stay in our program.

Number of care packages delivered

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Victims and oppressed people

Related Program

The Sanctuary Program

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Survive2Thrive give care packages to each of the victims we serve.

Number of children and youth who have received access to stable housing

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Victims and oppressed people

Related Program

The Sanctuary Program

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Survive2Thrive values self-sufficiency as the cornerstone of a victim's ability to maintain their survivorship.

Number of homeless participants engaged in housing services

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Victims and oppressed people, Economically disadvantaged people, Homeless people

Related Program

The Sanctuary Program

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Victims have to be placed in new housing after their stay in our Sanctuary Program.

Number of households that obtain/retain permanent housing for at least 6 months

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Economically disadvantaged people, Homeless people, Victims and oppressed people

Related Program

The Sanctuary Program

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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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.

Over the next 5 years, Survive2Thrive Foundation has the following goals: National expansion to reach every state in the United States; Reduce the turn away rate across the US exponentially and give partner shelters a 100% response rate; Place survivors on the path to self-sufficiency, independence, and non violence for them and generations to come.

The Survive2Thrive Foundation plans to reach their goals and activate our vision through collaboration with other non-profits and innovating with technology and entrepreneurship through our for-profit firm, S2T Capital Ventures LLC. Our plan is to diversify our funding sources and entice new donors and untapped donor resources. Also through corporate partnerships, we will plan to develop strategic relationships with corporations and organizations that align with mission and focus. Our governance board is working to build a strong network of donors and partners as well. All of the programs Survive2Thrive supports were developed by our survivor board - by survivors for survivors. The programs are survivor-focused and pointed toward to success.

The Survive2Thrive Foundation's Sanctuary Program provides short-term housing grants to victims of domestic violence. Nationally nearly 12,000 victims a day are turned away from the local shelters due to lack of space and beds. In Texas, that is about 1,200 victims monthly and nearly 2/3rds of those, are children. For $150, our Sanctuary Program gives a family of four, a one night's stay in one of our secured hotel partners. Victims are also given advocate support to build a strategic plan for their "next steps" as they begin their new lives without violence during their stay. Housing stays are between 3 days and can be up to two weeks, depending on the level of complexity of the victim's situation. In 2018 Survive2Thrive and our tech partner, S2T Capital Ventures LLC are developing an app/web app to give access to housing, resources, 24/7 advocate support, and a tracking system through their smartphone.

The Survive2Thrive Foundation's Seed A Survivor program assists survivors working to rebuild their lives through a financial grant, financial literacy training, job readiness, and entrepreneurial coaching. When a victim leaves a violent home, the upfront costs can be astronomical and can discourage a victim so much so, they may return to violence because they financially cannot afford to live on their own. Once a victim leaves, they face moving costs, re-letting fees, the task of finding and securing a new home, rental deposits, utility deposits, lack of transportation, and money to buy the basic life essentials like food, clothing, gasoline (if they have cars), and more.
The Seed a Survivor Program gives donors the opportunity to directly connect with a survivor and their family through a financial seed grant of increments of $5,000. This seed gives a survivor the amount a survivor will need to pay all of the upfront costs and up to 3 months rent in their new homes. This seed acts as a cushion for the victim as they transition through the Seed a Survivor program. The Seed a Survivor program will work to give the victim the confidence to become self-sufficient with the skills to maintain their progress and success, and move toward in their new independence, facing new challenges and winning with the support of the Survive2Thrive support team and our corporate partners.

Since our inception in 2006, Survive2Thrive Foundation has supported over 4,900 survivors through our programs, events, and scholarships and gifts. The Survive2Thrive Foundation will continue to develop programs and campaigns to reach all those affected by domestic violence and abuse. Campaigns like the Purple Bow Tie, i am saam, and Empowher focus their energy and education on subsets of those affected by domestic violence.

Financials

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SRV2THRV FOUNDATION

Board of directors
as of 10/02/2022
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Ms. Ashley Phillips

Spero Labs

Term: 2018 - 2020

Sareta Davis

Assistant District Attorney at Travis County District Attorney's Office

F Michael Valocchi

Managing Partner at IBM

Courtney Bailey

Project Coordinator, Strategy and Partnerships at Dell Medical School at the University of Texas at Austin

Wendy Howell

Chief of Staff - Services Product Management - Cisco | Managing Director - Girls In Tech

Maize Hamilton

HR Specialist at Pflugerville ISD and Domestic Violence Advocate

Lynda Lerma

Manager of Employee & Community Engagement at Netspend

Dwight Adair

Writer/Director/Producer at Seadra Productions L.L.C.

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? 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? No