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Phoenix: Healing for Survivors of Sexual Violence

PHOENIX is a digital community platform that delivers immediate healing resources and tools to survivors of sexual violence.

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Campaign Ends on June 30, 2020

Project Description

 

PHOENIX  is a digital community platform that delivers immediate access to trauma-informed healing tools and resources to survivors of sexual violence no matter where they are on their healing journey.

 

At Phoenix, we understand the impact of trauma. In light of COVID19 we have launched new digital programming that helps us provide Virtual Care to anyone that needs it, NOW. We need your help in making this care accessible and sustainable for all. 

 

Rates of abuse have skyrocketed under COVID19; we want to provide a safe healing community for survivors globally, NOW.  

Like many companies impacted by COVID19, we had to pivot and look for new ways to reach our users. We are in the process of building our Community (beta) now which will be powered by Mighty Networks. Your support will help us decrease the barriers to Virtual Care and Community for survivors everywhere by allowing us to make our community memberships free. 

Want to join us? Sign up here to be the first to know when our community is live: https://bit.ly/phoenix_community

 

 

Trauma lives in the body long after the initial incident or moment(s) of crisis and sexual trauma can be repressed for years only to showcase itself when triggered. Long-term effects of trauma impact everything from social behavior to the body, to the brain. Without consistent and specific trauma-informed healing resources, a survivor can suffer their entire life leading to a fragmented life. 

 

 

 

Phoenix provides virtual care & community, digitally. With the help of our Phoenix Ambassadors we are able to provide free wellness events focused on healing, self-care, and community building globally. 

 

 

In the United States, 1 in 3 women and 1 in 6 men have experienced some form of sexual violence in their lifetime. 

91% of victims of sexual assault are female, 9 % are male 

81% of women and 35% of men report longterm impacts such as Post-Traumatic-Stress Disorder (PTSD)

Healthcare is 16% higher for women who are abused and 36% higher for women who were sexually abused or assaulted as children

Under COVID19 abuse rates have skyrocketed, and with limited access to care and community, many survivors are finding themselves quarantined with their abuser. 

 

For far too long, trauma healing has been a lifestyle commodity outside the reach of many of the people who need it the most. High-quality trauma-informed healing resources tend to live in spaces of privilege, further widening the divide between whose trauma healing is addressed and the cost of healing is almost always placed on the survivor. These are not long-term solutions. 

 

We are creating digital community for survivors everywhere.  By leveraging existing technology we are able to deliver high quality Virtual Care through digital programming, increased access to mental health care, and a growing community of support & connection.

 

 

COVID19 has us living in a cycle of trauma and re-traumatization with limited access to long-term healing and mental health care for the majority of survivors. We need Healing NOW. With your help, we can reach more people. 

 

We have a VISION for change and we believe that belongs in OUR hands at this time. Crowdfunding allows us to raise funds to expand the Phoenix reach NOW, not later on. With your help we can reach more people and establish sustainable pathways to healing for survivors everywhere. 

 

 

 

 

Melissa Barker is the founder and CEO of The Phoenix Project, a social impact startup in the Bay Area focused on empowering survivors of sexual violence while connecting survivors to healing resources and community. 

Melissa is a survivor herself and is building Phoenix to make trauma informed healing and care more accessible to survivors everywhere. She knows firsthand how hard healing can feel at times but she also knows sometimes the only way out is through and she wants to create a space where all survivors can have access to high quality healing and care so that they may (re)find their joy. 

In 2014, Melissa bravely filed a Title IX Civil Rights case against UC Berkeley for mishandling of sexual violence cases on the college campus. In total 31 brave survivors came forward in that case and 4 years later the Office of Civil Rights found UC Berkeley had violated Title IX. Melissa draws from these experiences to help others navigate an often confusing landscape, knowing all too well how isolating healing work can feel. 

Melissa believes in giving back to her community; she has served on the Board of Directors for STAND!, a nonprofit that supports survivors of violence in the Bay Area. She is also a Wing Woman, joining as a founding member of the San Francisco Wing, and she is a founding member of the GirlBoss Community. 

Melissa holds a B.A. from UC Berkeley in Interdisciplinary Studies, an M.A. from Saint Mary’s College in Leadership Studies for Social Justice, and she is pursuing her Doctorate in Educational Leadership. Her Doctoral research focuses on how survivors are finding healing in this current world. 

Your support means everything to us. Thank you for helping us expand our wings. 

If you are interested in learning more about The Phoenix Project please contact Melissa Barker directly at melissa@iamphoenixproject.com

 

 

*Sexual assault stats are from The National Sexual Violence Research Center (NSVRC)

The Campaign FAQs

 

 

 

Erin Dowling
05/02/2020
The OG
$55
katdell
04/14/2020
Monetary Contribution
$10
Kathryn Kosmides
04/14/2020
Phoenix Social Media Shout Out
$10
04/01/2020
The OG
$55
Hannah Smith
03/30/2020
Phoenix Boss Babe Bundle
$175
02/25/2020
The OG
$55
Kate Anderson
01/27/2020
Phoenix Digital Art Download
$25
Jennifer Moreau-Chick
11/11/2019
Phoenix Social Media Shout Out
$10
10/09/2019
Phoenix Digital Art Download
$25
09/30/2019
Monetary Contribution
$40
Monetary Contribution

Thank you for helping us spread our Wings. We appreciate you! 

15 Supporters
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10.00 USD or more
Phoenix Social Media Shout Out

We will give you a shoutout on our Instagram Stories for #PhoenixFriday. Be sure to share your Instagram handle with us so we can tag you in the post! 

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4 Supporters
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25.00 USD or more
Phoenix Digital Art Download

Art by Kayla Barker (our Founder's daughter) Lucky you! Kayla hand drew this piece as an original for the Phoenix Insta. We'll send it to you as a digital download for your personal collection. 

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30.00 USD or more
Three Phoenix Rising Playlists

Find your Phoenix moments with these three (3) badass and fierce playlists curated on Spotify to take you through the Burn, Ash, and Rise. 

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1 Supporter
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100.00 USD or more
Virtual Coffee with Melissa

Melissa is a visionary, an innovator, and a connector. Known for her networking super powers, she loves to meet with fellow Phoenixes. She is also a founding member of the SF Wing and a founding member of the GirlBoss Community. Book an hour of her time for virtual coffee and soundboard your next great idea off her!  (Valued at $250)

3 Supporters
None available
175.00 USD or more
Phoenix Boss Babe Bundle

In this Phoenix Boss Babe Bundle you will get: the Phoenix digital art print, the three Phoenix Spotify Playlists, a 30- minute virtual call with Melissa, and an exclusive invite to a networking breakfast at The Wing, as hosted by Melissa. 

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2 Supporters
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300.00 USD or more
Phoenixes Who Lunch at The Wing!

As seen in Vogue, The Wing is a beautiful co-working space in the heart of San Francisco's financial district. Come join Melissa, our Founder, for a day of co-working (4 hours in total) as well as lunch at The Perch, the Wing's very own cafe. You will also receive a surprise gift bag handpicked by Melissa. *All are welcome!* 

 

 

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0 Supporters
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750.00 USD or more
Insta Famous Class

Our Insta is a work of Art! Learn how to collage your own Instagram from the FEMALE only creative team of Phoenix. Package includes two webinars and one 15 minute  Q & A session with Melissa. If you are ready to take your Insta game to the next level this package is for you! 

1 Supporter
None available
2,500.00 USD or more
Rising Angel

You are in our corner and for that, we are eternally grateful! To show our appreciation we will gift you Phoenix Swag and invite you to our private Beta. 

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0 Supporters
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10,000.00 USD or more
Angel

YOU are part of the magic! To show our appreciation we will gift you all the Phoenix swag, invite you to our private Beta, as well as reach out to see how we can personally thank you for your support. 

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Rewards

Monetary Contribution

Thank you for helping us spread our Wings. We appreciate you! 

15 Supporters
Select this reward
10.00 USD or more
Phoenix Social Media Shout Out

We will give you a shoutout on our Instagram Stories for #PhoenixFriday. Be sure to share your Instagram handle with us so we can tag you in the post! 

7 Left
4 Supporters
Select this reward
25.00 USD or more
Phoenix Digital Art Download

Art by Kayla Barker (our Founder's daughter) Lucky you! Kayla hand drew this piece as an original for the Phoenix Insta. We'll send it to you as a digital download for your personal collection. 

6 Left
5 Supporters
Select this reward
30.00 USD or more
Three Phoenix Rising Playlists

Find your Phoenix moments with these three (3) badass and fierce playlists curated on Spotify to take you through the Burn, Ash, and Rise. 

10 Left
1 Supporter
Select this reward
100.00 USD or more
Virtual Coffee with Melissa

Melissa is a visionary, an innovator, and a connector. Known for her networking super powers, she loves to meet with fellow Phoenixes. She is also a founding member of the SF Wing and a founding member of the GirlBoss Community. Book an hour of her time for virtual coffee and soundboard your next great idea off her!  (Valued at $250)

3 Supporters
None available
175.00 USD or more
Phoenix Boss Babe Bundle

In this Phoenix Boss Babe Bundle you will get: the Phoenix digital art print, the three Phoenix Spotify Playlists, a 30- minute virtual call with Melissa, and an exclusive invite to a networking breakfast at The Wing, as hosted by Melissa. 

7 Left
2 Supporters
Select this reward
300.00 USD or more
Phoenixes Who Lunch at The Wing!

As seen in Vogue, The Wing is a beautiful co-working space in the heart of San Francisco's financial district. Come join Melissa, our Founder, for a day of co-working (4 hours in total) as well as lunch at The Perch, the Wing's very own cafe. You will also receive a surprise gift bag handpicked by Melissa. *All are welcome!* 

 

 

1 Left
0 Supporters
Select this reward
750.00 USD or more
Insta Famous Class

Our Insta is a work of Art! Learn how to collage your own Instagram from the FEMALE only creative team of Phoenix. Package includes two webinars and one 15 minute  Q & A session with Melissa. If you are ready to take your Insta game to the next level this package is for you! 

1 Supporter
None available
2,500.00 USD or more
Rising Angel

You are in our corner and for that, we are eternally grateful! To show our appreciation we will gift you Phoenix Swag and invite you to our private Beta. 

1 Left
0 Supporters
Select this reward
10,000.00 USD or more
Angel

YOU are part of the magic! To show our appreciation we will gift you all the Phoenix swag, invite you to our private Beta, as well as reach out to see how we can personally thank you for your support. 

1 Left
0 Supporters
Select this reward