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The purpose of business is not profit – it’s to solve problems and leave the world better than we found it.
Our vision is to help as many women as possible gain economic empowerment through entrepreneurship, because money means choice, and choice means freedom.
It was during a meditation that the give back model of Theia Collective became clear to our founder, Alessia. She saw clearly that Theia is meant to help domestic violence survivors through mentorship, scholarship, and connection.
Some fast facts:
- Domestic violence is the #1 cause of homelessness for women in Los Angeles, CA
- 57% of homeless women in the United States say domestic violence is what directly led to them losing their permanent home
- Domestic violence survivors are commonly isolated from friends, family and colleagues by their abuser
- Women with household incomes of less than $7,500 are 7 times as likely as women with household incomes over $75,000 to experience domestic violence
When Alessia was 25, she was the victim of domestic abuse. It happened in a car while the abuser was driving. At the time, she was deeply in debt with no cash on hand and didn’t have enough money to call a cab. She had to beg her abuser to take her back home and to pray that she’d arrive safely. Shortly after this, she moved and cut off all contact. It was this experience and volunteering with organizations that assist domestic violence survivors that underscored the importance of income as a tool for freedom.
While we are still working out the details, Theia Collective is committed to donating 1% of all revenue to reputable organizations that are assisting domestic violence survivors. Providing mentorship and course scholarships is also on our roadmap.
We thank you for not only investing in yourself and your business as a part of Theia Collective, but for also investing in the futures of women and children who have survived domestic abuse.
1, 2 and 3) https://laist.com/news/housing-homelessness/how-domestic-violence-became-the-no-1-cause-of-homelessness-for-women-in-los-angeles