About

Back To Eden is a nonprofit fellow program for survivors of intimate partner violence and sexual violence. It is a CoC initiative for survivors to develop leadership skills in order to foster high skills/high occupation growth. Back To Eden's unique framework is tailored specifically to survivors with the intent to address the barriers that are most common in marginalized populations.

One in four women experience domestic violence and/or sexual violence. It takes 7-10 attempts before a survivor leaves and stays out of the abusive relationship primarily due to limited resources, social determinants, economic inequity and access to care. It is our mission to equip survivors that are out of the abusive relationship while living independently or in transitional living centers by addressing these barriers through our intensive fellow program. Back To Eden is committed to reducing the recidivism of survivors returning to an abusive relationship, past or present.

Our non-profit does not, by policy or practice, discriminate against any person or group on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, gender identity and expression, marital or military status, or based on any individual’s status in any group or class protected by applicable federal, state or local law:

We believe all women can embrace who they are,
can define their future, and can change the world.

Our Mission

To foster leadership skills in survivors of intimate partner violence and sexual violence through an intensive five month fellow program. Our leadership model is experiential and intersects knowledge with practice.

Back To Eden Fellow Program utilizes a strength-based framework with the trauma informed approach which recognizes the complex nature and effects of trauma. It is our mission to promote resilience and healing.

We have incorporated the 4 R's of a trauma informed approach into our organizational culture to realize, recognize, respond and resist re-traumatization.

 

COVID-19

The safety and well-being of our staff, volunteers, and clients is very important to us. Therefore, we put in place some protocols in our office to prevent the spread of COVID-19. We ask that everyone who comes into the office abide by these protocols to help us support our mission.

  •  If you feel sick, do not come to work. Common signs and symptoms of COVID-19 include fever or chills and cough. If you develop any symptoms of COVID, you must quarantine for 14 days before you can return back to work. 

  • Everyone entering the workplace will be screened for fever. Those who are sick will not be allowed to enter.

  • You must wear a face mask at all times. 

 

 

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