We empower victims in their transition from victimization to true survivorship and success.

Our Core values

Safety and Stability

To provide immediate safety options to domestic violence survivors who have been turned away from their local shelter and placed on a wait list.

Resource management

To pull together the numerous resources in the community into one centralized repository in an easily accessible format for survivors to use.

Confidence Building

To provide tools and technology to help domestic violence survivors rebuild their self confidence as they rebuild their new lives.

self sufficiency and independence

To provide the proper support to survivors on their path to self sufficiency.

The mission of The Survive2Thrive Foundation (S2T) is to provide life-changing resources and support to displaced victims of domestic violence and abuse, to assist them in creating their own sustainable path to recovery, self-sufficiency and success. The Survive2Thrive Foundation was founded in 2013 and is a 501c3 Public Charity – Tax ID 47-3856056.

domestic violence victims are becoming homeless because they finally left their violent and abusive homes.

What happens to a victim when they are turned away from their local shelter?
  • DID YOU KNOW? According to the NNEDV Snapshot Census done on September 14, 2016, there were 11,991 unmet requests. That means there were 11,991 people turned away from the shelter IN ONE DAY!


    In Texas, 42% of those victims who call their local shelter will be turned away. Children make up more than 2/3rds of that population.


    There are more than 250,000 REPORTED unmet requests for emergency services nationally! That's little more than 1/3 of the requests made over a year's time.


    Approximately 75% of women who are killed by their batterers are murdered when they attempt to leave or after they have left an abusive relationship. *Center for Disease Control


The small but mighty!!
Courtney Santana
Courtney Santana
My children and I survived domestic violence. My hope is more survivors will come forward and share their stories, changing that pain into power and helping others. From victim to victor!
Laura Hunsinger
Laura Hunsinger
As a survivor of domestic violence, I’m passionate about helping the victims with love and compassion. I want to bring this violence and abuse out of the ‘shadows’ so we can address this problem at the community and national levels. My many years of experience in corporate America and volunteer work has prepared me to develop the advocate program for the survivors.
Rikki Conner
Rikki Conner
Director, Operations
So many people feel trapped by their circumstances and end up going back to their abusers. It is so important that we make them see and understand that they are not stuck and we are her to help them to become the best versions of themselves.
Jeremy Brown
Jeremy Brown
Director, Creative Arts
Danni Tamburro
Danni Tamburro
Social Media
My partnership with Survive2Thrive is important to me because they bring light to a topic that many people aren’t willing to openly discuss. My goal is to bring awareness to something that is often hidden behind closed doors & affects all lifestyles. As people don’t realize how common this issue is, it’s important to provide an understanding of the lasting impact that surviving these moments can bring. I feel that the experiences & obstacles that I’ve overcome offers me the opportunity to truly relate with others who need someone to resonate with.
Kendall Ramirez
Kendall Ramirez
Executive Coordinator
There are people looking for someone to be there for them while they transition from victim to victor; I want to be that someone that is there for them. S2T is a gateway for me to be there for people with the same background as me.

What others say...

THE NEW HOMELESS: Some numbers you need to know: Over 42% of those victims who escape to their local shelters in the state of Texas, will be TURNED AWAY due to shelter overcrowding. Nationally, every day nearly 12,000 victims can be turned away and this is the community we serve. We have served nearly 4,900 people in the last eight years.

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