About Us

Back to Eden is a Houston-based nonprofit that offers human services to survivors of domestic and sexual violence through a fellow program, support groups, and case management assistance. The CoC initiative was founded in 2017 by Kathy Phipps, who herself is a survivor of both domestic and sexual violence, following the realization that most victim services focused primarily on emergency crises and not the aftercare required to ensure survivors do not return to their abusive relationships. 

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 between seven and ten attempts before a survivor leaves and stays out of an 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 an 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 relapse 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 an individual’s status in any group or class protected by applicable federal, state or local law.

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Our Mission

Empower Survivors to Be Leaders

Back to Eden's mission is to foster leadership skills in survivors of intimate partner and sexual violence through an intensive 9-month fellow program. Our leadership model is experiential and intersects knowledge with practice.

The 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 incorporate the "4 R's" into our organizational culture which is to realize, recognize, respond and resist

re-traumatization.

Meet The Team

Our Clients