Our mission is to empower survivors of high control religions to break free. We will give them the practical advice and assistance they need to succeed. To accomplish this, we will build a safe and supportive community, provide education, coaching, counseling, and in some cases, financial aid and emergency housing.
Our vision is to unite a global network of human rights activists to assist and uplift thousands of survivors of high control religions, beginning with former Jehovah's Witnesses. We especially want to support those who are vulnerable, such as teens, women in abusive relationships, the LGBTQ+ community, and people who are physically in, mentally out (PIMO) and feel trapped in a captive organization.
We will share the success stories of courageous individuals who are thriving after exiting a high control group. In addition, we plan to hold online group discussions, in person events and retreats for education, inspiration, healing and growth. Finally, we hope to raise enough funds to award academic scholarships to worthy applicants so that they can pursue their dreams.
Integrity: As individuals and as an organization, we strive to be credible, dependable, disciplined, honest, truthful, transparent, and trustworthy. Integrity builds confidence.
Inclusivity: We feel strongly that every individual matters. We seek to build a community that is accepting of all, no matter their race, gender or sexual orientation. We will pursue equality and uplift those who have historically been marginalized.
Kindness: We strive to treat everyone with kindness and dignity, honoring their humanity. This also includes how we view and treat current members of high control religions who may do or say unkind things because of their programming.
Respect: We honor personal choice; respecting diverse lifestyles and maintaining individuals' safety and privacy as they build self-determined lives. We listen and learn from others, valuing different voices, beliefs and expertise. We are committed to promoting a safe and hospitable environment where everyone who attends is treated respectfully.
Self-Determination: We affirm individuals' rights to determine the course of their own lives. We create opportunities for our members and staff volunteers to contribute to the organization in meaningful ways.