The NO MORE Foundation launched a directory of global resources for victims of domestic violence this past March and partnered with the leader in providing similar resources in the U.S. and Canada, DomesticShelters.org, in a strategic and technical alliance to help ensure the new directory’s accessibility to any survivor, in any location throughout the world.
“The biggest impetus is DomesticShelters.org’s expertise. It has been such a successful, robust website that is a critical resource for many survivors. Seeing the way that the information is updated, seeing the amount of traffic to the site, DomesticShelters.org has really cemented itself as an essential resource in the U.S.,” said NO MORE Communications Manager Laura Peek. “It just made sense to team up and work together on this. It’s two organizations that really care about survivors teaming up and using their expertise to make each other better.”
NO MORE has 40 chapters around the world. It collaborated with UN Women and World Bank Group and undertook an extensive research and vetting process to discover and verify potential domestic violence programs. The directory offers listings in more than 200 countries and the information can be accessed in over 100 languages, and every three months the directory is audited and updated.
“The collaboration was serendipitous because for a number of years we were having internal discussions about creating a global directory ourselves,” added DomesticShelters.org Vice President of Digital Services Ashley Rumschlag. “Funding and resources can be limited in the domestic violence field, so we all decided it was better to pool efforts and work together.”
Both innovative organizations have a knack for landmark efforts. NO MORE was created as a unifying symbol and is well-known for being the most successful large-scale domestic violence and sexual assault public awareness campaign in history. DomesticShelters.org, the idea of its host organization Theresa’s Fund, is among the most relied upon domestic violence resources anywhere and an incubator for important new projects like the Purple Ribbon Awards.
About NO MORE
The NO MORE Foundation is dedicated to ending domestic violence and sexual assault by increasing awareness, inspiring action, and fueling culture change. With more than 1,400 allied organizations and over 40 state, local, and international chapters, NO MORE sparks grassroots activism, encouraging everyone—women and men, youth and adults, from all walks of life—to be part of the solution. The Foundation creates and provides public awareness campaigns, educational resources and community organizing tools free-of-charge for anyone wanting to stop and prevent violence. First launched in 2013, NO MORE has brought together the largest coalition of advocacy groups, service providers, governmental agencies, major corporations, universities, communities and individuals, all under a common brand and a unifying symbol in support of a world free of violence.
About Theresa’s Fund
Theresa’s Fund is an Arizona-based 501(c)3 non-profit charity started in 1992 by Preston V. McMurry, Jr. At a time when domestic violence wasn’t yet a headline, Theresa’s Fund focused on changing the landscape of domestic violence services in its home state through grantmaking, board development and fundraising for Arizona-based organizations like East Valley Child Crisis Center, Sojourner Center, Florence Crittenden, Emerge, UMOM, and West Valley Child Crisis Center. In 2014, it developed the DomesticShelters.org concept as a way to expand its reach to people across the U.S. and Canada. DomesticShelters.org is the first online and mobile searchable database of programs and shelters in the U.S./Canada, and a leading source of helpful tools and information for people experiencing and working to end domestic violence.