THE TRIBE CIRCLE

Counteracting Abuse Against Women & Children

Richmond, VA   |  www.TheTribeCircle.org

Mission

Our mission is to provide a space that empowers women and children domestic violence victims to access a trusted community going beyond their current state of mental or physical abuse, a physical and emotional shelter of safety, a trusted circle woven with outreach and education resources to sustain life beyond their current circumstances. At the Tribe Circle, we are the community to protect you from all angles.

Ruling year info

2022

Founder & Executive Director

Kevin Gary

Co-Founder

Shaunda Lambert

Main address

507 E Main St 205

Richmond, VA 23219 USA

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EIN

88-0809342

NTEE code info

Counseling Support Groups (F60)

IRS filing requirement

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

Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Barriers victims face when escaping violent relationships, society in general presents obstacles. A victim's reasons for staying with their abusers are extremely complex and, in most cases, are based on the reality that their abuser will follow through with the threats they have used to keep them trapped: the abuser will hurt or kill them, they will hurt or kill the kids, they will win custody of the children, they will harm or kill pets or others, they will ruin their victim financially

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?

Critical Response & Extraction

The first entry point to getting to victims will be most likely the environment where they are being abused. The Critical Response & Extraction Program focuses on bringing these victims out safely, taking into account the multiple scenarios they may be in. The Tribe Circle's Task Force will be the front line to extracting these victims from their homes or sex trafficking. The Task Force is not only trained for physical extraction but also to make sure the emotional and mental needs of the victims are met. Partnering with local PD forces and active and retired Veterans, the Task Force is designed with the victims' experience in mind as they interact with The Tribe Circle. The hope is to make them feel physically secure and mentally safe. The Task Force goes through intensive physical, mental, and emotional training to be able to diffuse any scenario they are in. They learn key skills to safely make every extraction from the victim's home successful.

Population(s) Served
Women and girls
Children and youth
Non-adult children
Adults

Feeling a sense of personal protection is vital in future survivors' experiences. We will have a special section of the Task Force dedicated to the personal security of the women and children. These individuals will be the Personal Protection Specialists (PPS). They will go through additional training aside from the intensive Task Force Training. An additional background check will be required for the PPS. They must attain specific TTC certificates to interact 1:1 with women and children. The scenarios in which Personal Protection Specialist (PPS) will be activated are not limited to the following:

- Hospital Intake
- Custody Transfer
- Before and After Court Hearing
- Child Care Protection to and from School

Population(s) Served

As part of our commitment to protecting women and children, The Tribe Circle provides up to 24 months of temporary housing and support for women and children in emergency and transitional situations. Referrals are accepted on a case-by-case basis. We embrace the belief that all people deserve a life free from psychological, emotional and physical abuse.

The Safe Housing Program is a place for women and children regardless of religion, color, race, ethnicity, creed, national origin, age, mental/physical capabilities and financial status. We respect the uniqueness of every individual staying with us and seek to ensure the safety and well-being of everyone who walks through our doors.

During your stay at at The Tribe Circle House we provide survivors of domestic and sexual violence a safe environment with access to counseling, case management, and other forms of support and information to assist them in achieving independence. The basic assistance of food, clothing, baby supplies and em

Population(s) Served

Survivor advocates are trained to support victims of crime. They offer emotional support, victims’ rights information, help in finding needed resources and assistance in filling out crime victim related forms. Our advocates frequently accompany our CRET Team for survivor support during extractions and are with victims and their family members through the criminal justice proceedings. Advocates work with other organizations, such as criminal justice or social service agencies, to get help or information for the victims we serve. Our advocates staff the crisis hotline. Victim advocates’ responsibilities vary depending on the situation.

Advocacy services include:
Crisis intervention
Emotional support
Resources and referrals
Information on victimization
Information on legal rights and protections
Information on criminal justice process
Assist victims and their family members submit statements to the court
Intervention with landlords, creditors and employers on behalf of the victim

Population(s) Served

The Tribe Circle: Community (TTC Community) is a protected online space curated for domestic violence victims and survivors to connect, find friends. Other services include grants, applying for an emergency loan, join groups, attend listening circle group therapy sessions, access confidential banking services, personal security monitoring and check-ins, alternative credit services.

Population(s) Served

TTC University will be a program curate for both women and children at to be completed within 8 weeks of starting the program. The program will be broken down into four buckets:
- Physical & Wellness Development
- Social & Emotional Development
- Financial Literacy
- Career & Entrepreneurship Readiness (Adult Only)
This will be online modules at the Future Survivors own pace, but will be supplemented with classroom time with two hours of facilitation each week. The classroom time will be have a focus every week of the four buckets. Trained facilitators and experts will run the classes for the community.

Population(s) Served

Where we work

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Goals & Strategy

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Charting impact

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

Stop generational trauma and be a vehicle to foster ecosystems of healthy homes rooted in healing, community and growth for the eradication of domestic violence.

We work to mitigate these barriers by building a circle of trust and protection around victims, this often starts with our Personal Protection Specialist and Counselors that support victims with extraction from where the abuse is happening, transportation to safe house locations, accompany victims to hospitals and court cases. We want victims to feel supported mentally and physically.

How we listen

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Financials

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Operations

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

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THE TRIBE CIRCLE

Board of directors
as of 09/05/2022
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Chair of the Board Andre Bennett

The Tribe Circle

Term: 2022 -

Siliva Garcia-Swaun

The Tribe Circle

Dr. Dia Pfleger

The Tribe Circle

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 ? Not applicable
  • 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? Not applicable
  • 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? Not applicable

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 4/14/2022

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
Black/African American/African
Gender identity
Male, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

The organization's co-leader identifies as:

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

Race & ethnicity

No data

Gender identity

No data

 

No data

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

No data