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Beyond Believed

Beyond Believed is innovating digital access to legal aid and emotional healing resources for sexual assault and abuse survivors.

$4,545
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Campaign Ends on September 28, 2020

Project Description

 

The Problem 

 

Main Challenges

1. Resources are either out of service or location-specific

Suggested resources lead survivors to an error page or are only available within certain local city limits. 
 
2. Resources focus on groups of survivors alienating individuals that do not fit their focus

Many resources focus directly on women, alienating those who do not identify as women or excluding men from the service. 

3. Survivors do not have access to valuable information specific to their legal case or help them find resources to heal from the trauma

Legal information is challenging to find, and even more difficult to understand. There is no “one-size-fits-all” for individual healing. Providing survivors will access to a library of resources that best fits their needs, to empower them through their journey. 

 

Resources are simply not meeting survivor needs.

 

The Solution

Beyond Believed solves this problem by developing a new service that is personalized and simplified by:


1. Providing an accessible digital platform with access at your fingertips.

 
2. Cultivates community to empower survivors through understanding and the power of support through trauma. Our chat room enables you to find answers immediately as well as connect instantaneously when needed.


3. Provides personalized service to meet survivors' varied and specific needs. Beyond Believed has a sign-in portal that personalizes your information based on your profile that you set up for easy access to your data and specific resources that will aid in your healing process.

 

How Beyond Believed is Different 

The landscape of trauma resources for sexual assault and abuse survivors is in desperate need of innovation. 

User research and interviews with survivors identified key features Beyond Believed will fulfill missing needs. 

If you are interested in learning more about research and initial development, reach out to hello@beyondbelieved.org.

 

Target Audience

 

The 33M of survivors of sexual assault and abuse, as well as their friends, family, and loved ones.

Beyond Believed is for womxn, men, teens, children, and LGBTQI. 

 

 

Founder Qualifications

Founder Katie Manning

 

“I understand the need for this new digital service as a fellow survivor of sexual assault. Resources were not meeting my needs as I searched for answers to discover my rights. There needs to be a better solution then the endless circle I chased for information."

 

Read Founder's Interview on Medium.

 

 

Campaign Goals 

I’m raising $100,000 to fund the development of a web-based digital resource.

The funds will go to:

  1. Hiring a full-stack developer, and fellow product designer, with the overall goal to bring together a team of empathic thinkers and creators to bring this mission to life.

  2. Fund the legal fees to incorporate Beyond Believed as a Social Purpose Corporation. 

  3. Necessary tools, software licensing, and design needs for the development.

 

 

Thank you!

The launch of this service would not be possible without your support! 

 

Updates

The Campaign FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions:

  • When should I expect my rewards to arrive? 

    • Digital Trauma Workbook will be available for immediate download after the reward purchase. Didn't receive your workbook? Contact hello@beyondbelieved.org
  • How long is this campaign scheduled to run?
    • The goal is to raise the funds needed in 60 days!  
  • All other inquiries - please email us at hello@beyondbelieved.org.

 

 

 

Amelia Meno
08/14/2020
Survivor Champion
$150
Tori
08/13/2020
Survivor Supporter
$50
Jennifer McCartney
08/11/2020
Survivor Supporter
$50
t_holland
08/10/2020
Monetary Contribution
$15
TaHir
08/09/2020
Digital Thank You
$10
Elizabeth B
08/05/2020
Survivor Supporter
$50
08/04/2020
True Believer
$100
Abby Bares
08/03/2020
Monetary Contribution
$10
Abby Bares
08/03/2020
Monetary Contribution
$10
08/03/2020
Public Digital Fist Pump
$25
Monetary Contribution

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25.00 USD
Public Digital Fist Pump

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50.00 USD
Survivor Supporter

Social Fist Pump + Digital Trauma Workbook. Designed with survivors in mind to provide access to healing journaling and self-care in a digital trauma workbook to print or keep digitally. 

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150.00 USD
Survivor Champion

Social Fist Bump + Digital Trauma Workbook + Early Access + Dedication Page Mention 

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1,000.00 USD
Crowdfunding Hero

 Social Fist Bump + Digital Trauma Workbook + Early Access + Dedication Page Mention + Handwritten Thank you from Founder

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2,000.00 USD
Beyond Thank You

The founder will personally call to see how to best thank you! 

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Rewards

Monetary Contribution

No special reward, just because you care.

4 Supporters
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10.00 USD
Digital Thank You

Thank you email

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1 Supporter
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25.00 USD
Public Digital Fist Pump

Social fist bump giving you a special shoutout on our social media 

198 Left
2 Supporters
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50.00 USD
Survivor Supporter

Social Fist Pump + Digital Trauma Workbook. Designed with survivors in mind to provide access to healing journaling and self-care in a digital trauma workbook to print or keep digitally. 

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4 Supporters
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150.00 USD
Survivor Champion

Social Fist Bump + Digital Trauma Workbook + Early Access + Dedication Page Mention 

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3 Supporters
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1,000.00 USD
Crowdfunding Hero

 Social Fist Bump + Digital Trauma Workbook + Early Access + Dedication Page Mention + Handwritten Thank you from Founder

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1 Supporter
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2,000.00 USD
Beyond Thank You

The founder will personally call to see how to best thank you! 

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