Photo: Shain Neumeier, Esq. at the UN Special Rapporteur Meeting
Looking ahead at what 2013 has in
store for us, we are proud to announce
CAFETY has been awarded a $15,000
grant for FY2013 by the
Open Society Foundation's
"Torture in Health Care" Campaign -
our first foundation grant award since our founding! Funds will be used to produce and distribute our UN report on the torture and ill- treatment of children in residential placement. This grant will support the work of one staff member for six months.
For an organization led and driven by survivors of harmful residential placement, these benchmark achievements are especially meaningful and give us great hope for realizing our vision. Our accomplishments would not have been possible without the hard work of our dedicated volunteers.
Your tax-deductible gift today can help us support our staff for another six months and expand the scope and reach of our volunteer program.
Will you help us reach our goal of raising $30,000 by January 30th?
$30,000: that’s how much it costs to keep a single staff member supporting our operations
- To continue tracking the torture and ill-treatment of children in residential placement
- To use the vital and indisputable evidence they uncover to put pressure on governments to bring an end to the abuses
- To provide them with office space and equipment to conduct outreach, relationship building and develop material resources
- To empower our volunteer educators and advocates in our collective pursuit of justice and in defense of the human rights of children
Behind every story shared with us, there is a survivor justifiably seeking vindication. For many, vindication is part of the healing process and may arise from connecting with survivor peers and getting involved in organizing for change. Change, however, does not happen spontaneously - rather, it requires resources, organizing and collective action. For every survivor whose empowerment we have supported, there are hundreds who have contacted us seeking our support in building our movement.
Our goal is simple: to offer fellow survivors the space and resources to empower them in becoming effective agents for social change.
Your tax-deductible gift can help empower survivors and build our movement.
Thank you for supporting our staff, and supporting human rights.