Our Mission & Vision
Prevent teen dating abuse before it starts.
Removing the barriers to help and preventing abuse before it starts will increase safety, healing and well-being for this generation of
youth and the next.
Healthy and safe relationships for all.
Our name is our promise:
Bring Love On Others More 365 Days A Year.
(Big Hairy Audacious Goal)
Educate and activate10% of youth as peer advocates and adults as trusted allies across the U.S. by the year 2030 to uproot abuse in a generation.
WHAT WE DO
We are a non-profit domestic / sexual / teen dating violence prevention and response organization headquartered in Arizona. We combine public health framed education with peer to peer advocacy and activism to #UprootAbuse and cultivate empathy, respect, kindness, equality, consent, safety and peace as the standard for this generation of youth and the next.
Our outreach and advocacy staff implement education, advocacy and peer support programs and train early adopter partners to ensure young people have a voice and a role in preventing and responding to teen dating abuse, sexual violence, domestic abuse, and gender based violence.
WHAT WE BELIEVE
We believe that outreach, education and awareness are vital for reducing future victimization (secondary prevention) and supporting survivors after victimization (tertiary prevention). However, it is through peer to peer advocacy that we will prevent the root causes of dating abuse/sexual violence BEFORE it begins (primary prevention).
At the core of all that we do is the unshakable belief that root cause prevention is the cure to ending power, control, abuse and violence in our relationships, families, schools, communities and institutional systems.
Originally an "Are you blooming or wilting?" prevention concept based on research, created by our Founder, Donna Bartos and brought to life by graphic designer Brian Richardson, this tool has evolved into a promising practice approach that:
disrupts unhealthy social norms
inspires active bystander attitudes
mobilizes youth and adult allies as partners in prevention
reduces the consequences of unaddressed abuse and violence among young people.
Seed funded by Social Venture Partners Arizona, the Verizon Foundation and the Armstrong Family Foundation in the pivotal pilot years, bloom365's solutions are now scaling across the U.S.
EDUCATE | ADVOCATE | ACTIVATE | INTERVENE | TRAIN
It was only 8th grade
And the abuse was insane
We started off as friends
And our love would never end
Until that day
Your hand reached my face
Bruises on my body but I told myself I'm fine
Even tho every night suicide was on my mind
You took everyone away from me even my mom
Running away with you with nowhere to be found
Dropped outta school cause that's what you told me to do
Fear in my eyes I could hardly breath
When you raised your fist I was hoping you would miss
I didn’t even mention you were older by 2 years
Cause every time I tried my eyes would fill with tears
Now here’s the part everyone wants hear
How bloom365 became an open ear
Well, I told my history and they said they have something for me
Gave me tools to help my community
Now I’m standing here tell my story.
HELP PUT US OUT OF "BUSINESS"
Although our work with youth is hopeful, fun, inspiring and transformational, we look forward to the day when our services are no longer necessary. The day we go out of business is the day when:
Women and children safe at home
LGBTQ individuals are safe where they live, work, play and visit
Parents can send their kids to school without the worry of gun violence
Students can learn and thrive at school without the threat of being bullied
Campus rape and victim blaming are eradicated
Perpetrators are held accountable and rehabilitated
Equality and freedom replace power and control in relationships, communities and culture
Sexual violence and the harassment of women and girls is no longer tolerated, normalized or socially acceptable
Empathy, respect, kindness, equality, consent, safety and peace are the standard
Together, we can realize this vision by investing in the potential of this generation of youth and the next to #UprootAbuse.