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Rock to Stop Violence

San Diego, CA | http://www.rocktostop.org
Joined in October 2010

About Us

Who We Help

Through fundraising events, media exposure, and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder awareness|education efforts, we help family driven systems of care focused treatment centers around the country that serve children and families who have survived violence and abuse.

Why?

Did you know... According to the US Census Bureau, there are more than 1,400,000 violent crimes being committed in the United States annually. That number does not include domestic violence and child abuse. Approx. 10,000 substantiated reports of child abuse are reported each year in San Diego alone. There were 3,918 violent crimes reported, including rape, murder, and assault, from Jan-Aug 2009 in San Diego County.

400 new cases of children with cancer were treated at a Rady Children's Hospital last year. Yet there were 40,000 new cases of violence and abuse reported; many are being treated for physical and emotional damage, many still suffering in silence and pain that can carry over into adulthood and lead to generational violence and abuse, drug addiction, self-sabotage, and/or suicide.

In March of 2010 we were heartbroken as the remains of teens Chelsea King and Amber Dubois were found as a result of violent crime. From the entire Rock To Stop team, our hearts go out to all those who have suffered loss, pain, and mental anguish due to violence. It is for you that we will continue to stand united against violence and abuse.

Our Mission: Bringing communities together to stand united against violence and abuse through rock & roll music, art, and fashion.

Our Vision: Through rock n' roll lifestyle fundraising and awareness events that incorporate music, art, and fashion, we will inspire millions to take a stand against violence and abuse; educate communities about the affects of violence on children and families; support survivors of violence and abuse through utreach efforts and via our support for trauma informed-family driven treatment centers; and by honoring those working in the field of trauma recovery.

A note from our Founder: "After we survived the devastating violent crime I had a choice to make. Allow it to paralyze me into inaction or show my daughter and the world that you can choose to become empowered by the events in our life. It is about discovering the gift in every experience, healing our lives and moving forward with only positive change in sight that allows such passion, action and intention to emerge." Michelle Renee

Who We Help

Through fundraising events, media exposure, and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder awareness|education efforts, we help family driven systems of care focused treatment centers around the country that serve children and families…

Issue Areas Include

  • Arts & Music
  • Crime & Safety
  • Mental Health

Location

  • San Diego, CA

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