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YAMT: Nurturing Survivors of CSE and Trafficking

Disrupting systems of oppression through the emotional, educational, and financial empowerment of BIPOC and LGBTQI survivors of trafficking.

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Project Description

Our Mission 

You Are More Than, Inc (YAMT) is the first Black-led, Queer-Led, and Survivor-led, organization in New Jersey aimed at shifting the narrative within the mental health, educational, and financial sector for marginalized adult survivors of commercial sexual exploitation and trafficking.

We are unique as we focus on uplifting BIPOC and LGBTQ survivor communities.  

By providing quality, after-care services that uplift survivors beyond crisis management, we aim to help adult survivors move towards long-lasting freedom, that goes beyond crisis management and into long-term supportive care. 

The Problem 

Historically, throughout the anti-trafficking movement, there has been a push toward preventative + crisis management for survivors in care. With such a strong emphasis on helping survivors exit their exploitation, many supportive services fall short in understanding the need for long-term, supportive, after-care support. 

 

How is our approach different? 

Where will the funding go? 

Green and blue background image discussing the impact that funding of $50,000 can have at You Are More Than Inc. Our Wellness Center 26,000 will fund 11 survivors for (1 year) of mental health care with trauma-specific, trained + vetted therapists and 24 survivors to go through our peer mentorship program. Our Education Initiative: $12,000 will fund 24 survivors' educational journey ($500 each for tuition cost, childcare cost, transportation, school books etc.) Our education program will fund 24 survivor

 

Our Impact:

Since opening our doors in 2020 we have supported 149 survivors through our programs and invested $21,000 into survivors through our survivor emergency fund, entrepreneurship program, therapy reimbursement program, and education initiative. We also have trained over 590 providers in the anti-trafficking field and launched the first mental health directory geared towards bridging the gap in mental health services for survivors of trafficking called Nurture Forward Directory

 

To learn more about our work visit us at www.yamt.org 

 

About Our Founder: 

Photo of the founder of YAMT. Her hair is naturally curly, she is wearing a cream color top and the photo is taken outside.

Ashante identifies as queer, a cat-lover, clinician and immense advocate for folx within the survivor community (with a huge focus on survivors of color and LGTBQ+ folx). Ashante has advocated within the trafficking community as a survivor leader for 8+ years and views herself as an activist, speaker, therapist, & human. 

Thank you! 

Thank you for your amazing support in nurturing our organization and the survivors that we will serve this year. Your contribution to the long-term and short-term goals of YAMT is greatly appreciated. 

The Campaign FAQs

How can I order a subscription box? 

  • Please head over to our website at www.yamt.org in order to learn more about our subscription boxes! 

When will I receive my reward once I make a Donation?

  • Depending on the reward (thank you note, social media post etc. will be granted in the same week as your purchase!) other rewards such as dinner or event items will be granted in late 2020/early 2021. 

If you have any questions or concerns please feel free to email info@yamt.org

 

 

Rebecca
10/25/2020
Nurture a survivor
$100
10/03/2020
October Subscription Box!
$50
Erin
09/30/2020
Monetary Contribution
$10
Elisha
09/27/2020
Nurture a survivor
$100
Cherissia Williams
09/26/2020
Personalized Thank You Note!
$25
lizzie presser
09/14/2020
Monetary Contribution
$40
Mandy L
09/14/2020
Monetary Contribution
$200
Nive Malik
09/09/2020
Nurture a survivor
$100
Alice
09/08/2020
Nurture a survivor
$100
Victoria Scheirer
09/08/2020
Personalized Thank You Note!
$25
25.00 USD
Personalized Thank You Note!

We will hand write you a personalized thank you note for supporting survivors! 

2 Supporters
None available
50.00 USD
October Subscription Box!

At this tier, funders will be rewarded our October Subscription box. 

Nurture by YAMT is a box curated for folx who love nurturing plants and their emotional health!

This box includes

  • (1) live succulent that is 2” inches in size with different varieties each month.

  • A custom planter to go with your succulent!

While you grow your plant, you will also have the opportunity to improve your emotional wellbeing with

  • Empowerment stickers

  • Journal prompts

  • Custom Coloring pages

  • & Self-care tools to help you navigate towards emotional growth and wellbeing!

 

1 Supporter
None available
100.00 USD
Nurture a survivor

At this reward level you are supporting survivors within our Mental Health Program! Between $80-$100 will help go towards a survivors cost for therapy on a monthly basis 

For contributing to this reward you will receive the following: 

  • Personalized Thank you note!
4 Supporters
None available
360.00 USD
Nurturing Professional Development

At this reward level you will have exclusive (6 months) free access to our 

  • Monthly Ally Webinars geared to better equip service providers in providing quality care to survivors of exploitation  (Trainings will include (but not limited to) integrating TF-CBT, Expressive Arts Therapy into clinical work specifically with survivors & their families).

 

  • Exclusive discount on listing your business on our mental health directory; this directory is comprised of private practice providers and agency providers serving survivors in their local communities across the nation. 

 

  • Social Media shout-out in (1) of our Monthly Newsletters & Acknowledgment on our Social Media platforms. 

 

  • Thank you note from our Executive Director! 
0 Supporters
None available
1,000.00 USD
Nurturing Education

At this reward level all funds will goes towards providing a survivor leader with support towards tuition/housing/childcare/transportation in order to go back to school! 

With your donation you will be awarded the following: 

  • Lifetime acknowledgement on our education support wall! (Virtually & In-person) as a Champion for Supporting the Education of Survivors 
  • Coffee-chat with the Founder! 
  • Thank you dinner with the Founder & other supports of this tier (Virtual)
0 Supporters
None available
500.00 USD
Nurturing YAMT Forward

At this reward level you will be making one of the largest impacts on YAMT as we apply for our 501c3 status. 501c3 status allows for us to make all donations tax deductible which helps you during tax season & helps us reach more donors and vital grants that will help support survivors nationally! 

By funding this level you will receive exclusive access to 

  • (1) year of exclusive discounts to YAMT's products, trainings and events. 
  • Personalized thank you video from our founder! 
  • Shout out on our all our Social Media Platforms 
0 Supporters
None available
2,000.00 USD
Nurturing Financial Wellness

At this reward level you are supporting survivors within our Entrepreneurship Program! $2,000 will go towards helping a survivor leader either launch or continue to maintain their small business. 

For contributing to this reward you will receive the following: 

  • Lunch with our Executive Director (Virtual) 
  • (2) free tickets to a virtual or in-person event hosted by YAMT in 2020 or 2021 
  • Personalized Thank you note! 
  • Shoutout on all Social Media Platforms 
0 Supporters
None available

Rewards

25.00 USD
Personalized Thank You Note!

We will hand write you a personalized thank you note for supporting survivors! 

2 Supporters
None available
50.00 USD
October Subscription Box!

At this tier, funders will be rewarded our October Subscription box. 

Nurture by YAMT is a box curated for folx who love nurturing plants and their emotional health!

This box includes

  • (1) live succulent that is 2” inches in size with different varieties each month.

  • A custom planter to go with your succulent!

While you grow your plant, you will also have the opportunity to improve your emotional wellbeing with

  • Empowerment stickers

  • Journal prompts

  • Custom Coloring pages

  • & Self-care tools to help you navigate towards emotional growth and wellbeing!

 

1 Supporter
None available
100.00 USD
Nurture a survivor

At this reward level you are supporting survivors within our Mental Health Program! Between $80-$100 will help go towards a survivors cost for therapy on a monthly basis 

For contributing to this reward you will receive the following: 

  • Personalized Thank you note!
4 Supporters
None available
360.00 USD
Nurturing Professional Development

At this reward level you will have exclusive (6 months) free access to our 

  • Monthly Ally Webinars geared to better equip service providers in providing quality care to survivors of exploitation  (Trainings will include (but not limited to) integrating TF-CBT, Expressive Arts Therapy into clinical work specifically with survivors & their families).

 

  • Exclusive discount on listing your business on our mental health directory; this directory is comprised of private practice providers and agency providers serving survivors in their local communities across the nation. 

 

  • Social Media shout-out in (1) of our Monthly Newsletters & Acknowledgment on our Social Media platforms. 

 

  • Thank you note from our Executive Director! 
0 Supporters
None available
1,000.00 USD
Nurturing Education

At this reward level all funds will goes towards providing a survivor leader with support towards tuition/housing/childcare/transportation in order to go back to school! 

With your donation you will be awarded the following: 

  • Lifetime acknowledgement on our education support wall! (Virtually & In-person) as a Champion for Supporting the Education of Survivors 
  • Coffee-chat with the Founder! 
  • Thank you dinner with the Founder & other supports of this tier (Virtual)
0 Supporters
None available
500.00 USD
Nurturing YAMT Forward

At this reward level you will be making one of the largest impacts on YAMT as we apply for our 501c3 status. 501c3 status allows for us to make all donations tax deductible which helps you during tax season & helps us reach more donors and vital grants that will help support survivors nationally! 

By funding this level you will receive exclusive access to 

  • (1) year of exclusive discounts to YAMT's products, trainings and events. 
  • Personalized thank you video from our founder! 
  • Shout out on our all our Social Media Platforms 
0 Supporters
None available
2,000.00 USD
Nurturing Financial Wellness

At this reward level you are supporting survivors within our Entrepreneurship Program! $2,000 will go towards helping a survivor leader either launch or continue to maintain their small business. 

For contributing to this reward you will receive the following: 

  • Lunch with our Executive Director (Virtual) 
  • (2) free tickets to a virtual or in-person event hosted by YAMT in 2020 or 2021 
  • Personalized Thank you note! 
  • Shoutout on all Social Media Platforms 
0 Supporters
None available