On April 24, 2013, I stepped out on faith and completed the requirements and registered in the State of Colorado as a charitable organization.
In the past 10 years, we have worked tirelessly to shift power back to those affected by relationship abuse. We have answered calls, chats, and texts from survivors and their loved ones, advocated for policy change, forged lasting and meaningful partnerships, and shifted our advocacy to best meet the evolving needs of survivors. Our services have expanded to include digital chat and text. In 2018, I was able to resign from my fulltime job as an advocate with the United States government and became the 1st fulltime employee in the org
anization. Also In 2018, we received funding to provide services to youth 11-17 in our Project Right Direction program. In 2019 we launched and received funds to provide direct support to support those that were directly or indirectly affected by Domestic violence and launched My Brother’s & Sister’s Keeper Domestic Violence Program. In January 2021, we secured our 1st safehouse to provide emergency housing for families escaping abuse. In 2022, we realized that most of our families that came in for assistance had experienced various forms of trauma, so we expanded our services to include sexual assault and human trafficking.
Now here we are 10 years later, and we are changing lives daily. This significant milestone in our history is not a celebration. The need for our services continues to increase; in fact, our contact volume has increased over 80% in the last five years. Needing our services to serve domestic violence, sexual assault and human trafficking survivors is a somber reminder of just how pervasive this issue is. There are countless survivors needing our support due to the abuse they are experiencing is not a celebration.
But the courage of survivors is something to celebrate. We are honored to bear witness to the strength and bravery of survivors every single day. Survivors speak up and reach out for support, regardless of barriers, like a global pandemic, and at the risk of not being believed by their communities and by those they love.
Starting today, and through the end of 2023, we will be commemorating our work and sharing our vision for a future where everyone is living a life free from violence. We are proud to highlight the hard work of our advocates providing essential support, connection to resources, and personalized safety planning – 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. Hope is on the line every day at Kingdom Builder’s Family Life Center.
We could not do this work without our donors and partners who have been on this journey with us, and we hope you will too. We’ll be sharing more information here as the year goes on.
Be sure to tune in next Wednesday, April 26th at noon, to the KBFLC Facebook page for a LIVE FACEBOOK talk with the woman herself, Lisa Jenkins. Listen to her talk about KBFLC and their BIG goals for 2023 and celebrating 10 years in the community!