The Claim Red Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that aims to inspire people to claim their human rights, provide education on the mechanisms of manipulation, and help people rebuild their lives and redefine themselves after abuse and oppression.
For many years, I wanted to form a non-profit organization that would help people both inside and outside the FLDS, focusing specifically on the area of Human Rights. After a failed attempt in 2012, I was able to get The Claim Red Foundation filed in good standing as an official 501(c)(3) in August 2013. Today, I’m proud to announce that as of August 5th, 2014, The Claim Red Foundation has officially been approved by the IRS, and we are ready to get to work!
There are already many fine organizations and hardworking people out there, so I wanted to create a non-profit that could help fill in the gaps and provide important services that were not yet available. From my own experience of being born into, escaping from, and rebuilding a life after a cult, I can tell you, it’s one thing to get a person out of oppression, and quite another to get the oppression out of them. The Claim Red Foundation focuses on teaching life skills, funding proper counseling and therapy, and providing practical education that will both inspire and give people the long term tools they need to rebuild their lives and redefine themselves.
Over the past year, I’ve received many emails from people who have asked how they can best help the people still inside the FLDS, and my team has defined a simple, yet powerful tool that we believe will do just that. We’ll be announcing The Hindsight Project this week, so please get ready to offer your support. I’m very excited about this new endeavor, and I invite you to join me and my team in creating positive change in this world.
The next step for Claim Red is to continue promoting awareness of Human Rights, and to raise funds that will go towards the research and application of specialized therapies for survivors of oppressive and closed societies.
There are many organizations set up to help rescue victims of oppression and this is a crucial first step. Many people think, “Just get the victims out of the oppressive situation so they can be free”, but it’s one thing to get someone out of an oppressive situation and quite another to get the oppression out of them. As, I have learned through my personal experience, it takes lots of hard work to heal psychologically and emotionally. The good news is there is a definite skill set involved that can help speed up the recovery process and give people the freedom they seek, both inside and out. I am currently working with some of the top psychologists who specialize in trauma counseling and using my experiences to develop specialized techniques for trauma therapy. ClaimRED.org will help provide these types of cutting edge therapies to the survivors of human trafficking.
There is a high interest and demand for the services ClaimRED.org provides. I have had several international radio stations interview me about my story and foundation, including England, Germany, Ireland, Scotland, Columbia and Spain. I would love to see specialized trauma and life skill counseling implemented around the globe. Oppressive situations are so common in every country and it’s time to speak openly about abuse and how to heal from it.
People can involved by helping spread awareness of Human Rights in their communities today. They can also make donations which will go towards funding the research and implementation of specialized projects we design to help inspire and educate people. Everyone can do something and we need everyone’s help to make a real difference in our world today.