We Believe in
Freedom for All
Our Non-Discrimination Policy
It is the policy of Families to Freedom to provide equal opportunities for service, volunteerism and employment without regard to heritage, national origin, religion, gender, body size, personal attraction, age, or disability. We expect the same tolerance from our volunteers, staff and leadership team.
All clients are required to demonstrate they have been in contact with a civic professional about their situation.
Non-Citizens and Immigrants
Families to Freedom does not report citizenship to any agency. We believe a person who needs safety from an abusive relationship deserves service regardless of their immigration status. While we will equally serve to help victims get to safety, our travel services cannot cross international borders.
Men Can Be Victims
According to a CDC study in 2011, the lifetime prevalence of physical violence by an intimate partner was estimated to be 27.5% for men. Battered men often face fewer resources for safety and justice. At Families to Freedom, we are prepared to serve men equally as women.
Domestic violence exists in LGBTQ+ relationships at a disproportionally higher rate than non-LGBT relationships. According to the Human Rights Campaign, 44% of lesbians and 61% of bisexual women experience rape, physical violence, or stalking by an intimate partner, compared to 35% of straight women. And the NCADV reports, 26% of gay men and 37.3% of bisexual men have experienced rape, physical violence, and/or stalking by an intimate partner in their lifetime, in comparison to 29% of heterosexual men. We serve LGBTQ+ victims as equally as all.