Our vision...to 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 victims of domestic violence and abuse and 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!

  • DID YOU KNOW?

    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.

  • DID YOU KNOW?

    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.

  • DID YOU KNOW?

    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

OUR EXECUTIVE TEAM

The small but mighty!!
Courtney Santana
Courtney Santana
CEO
I am a domestic violence survivor and so are my children. My hope is more survivors will come forward and share their stories, changing that pain into power and helping others.
GARY SANTANA
GARY SANTANA
CTO and Director of Innovation
I love that the Survive2Thrive Foundation embodies what we should do to help other people by giving them the tools to build their future.
JOHN FLEMING
JOHN FLEMING
Director, Partner and Advocacy Relations
The more I learn about the domestic violence community, the more I want to help, support and advocate on behalf of those who desire to change their mindset and life from victimization to one of empowerment.
Kendall Ramirez
Kendall Ramirez
Executive Assistant to the CEO
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.
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.
Laura Hunsinger
Laura Hunsinger
Director, Survivor Advocacy
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.
Jeremy Brown
Jeremy Brown
Director, Creative Arts

What others say...

WHAT IS A WAIT LIST? When a victim leaves their violent home, they are often referred to their local emergency shelter. When they arrive, they are asked to complete an intake process to determine if they are a potential candidate for shelter and supporting services. If there is no immediate space available, the survivor's information may be placed on a wait list, so they can be contacted in the case that space opens up and they and their children can come back and stay. Some shelters required survivors to call back on a DAILY basis to see if there is room available.

Stay connected with us!

Click the links below and sign up for our mailing list to get updates!