Volunteers

 

Fort Refuge is created and maintained by abuse survivors. We don't solicit or accept monetary donations, and all content is contributed by our members, people just like you. Fort is used by thousands of people worldwide - members of our community and visitors who stepped by to read an article, look up a hotline number, or take advantage of other resources we offer. By adding to Fort, you're helping abuse survivors across the world. Below are some of the projects you can contribute to. Thank you for being here!

Projects you can contribute to:

Tell Your Story
You can publish your poetry, memoirs, "how-to"s, or any other abuse-related writings on Fort.

Abuse is a deeply personal and sensitive issue, but the internet allows us to talk of it anonymously, without disclosing our identities. You don't have to be a professional writer - what matters is voicing your perspective, so that other people can learn from your experience. What was it like, to press charges against your abuser? What did it feel like when your father passed away? How do you handle raising children while having DID? Imagine how many people are facing the same issues and would love to hear your first-hand experience. Share your thoughts, feelings, helpful tips you've discovered, your joys and struggles - that's how our library came to be and keeps growing and helping abuse survivors world-wide.


Your memoir:


Spam check: what does the blue button say?

 


Survivors' Art Quilt
Collection of artwork by abuse survivors, great way to raise awareness by sharing how you feel, without disclosing any private details about yourself.
Whether you're an artist or just like to doodle, our Survivors Art Quilt always welcomes new additions. Some of us just don't have the words to share who we are and how we feel, or are concerned with privacy. Sharing your artwork can be a great alternative - sometimes a picture is worth a thousand words.

You can upload your artwork through the form on the left. Please write something about your art: what does this image represent for you, when did you create it, how does it make you feel to look at it, etc. Most image formats are accepted, but please refrain from sending images containing nudity or violence. Your email won't be published.
Memorial Wall
Names, photos, and stories of people who have died through abuse. Help us spread the word so that these people wouldn't be forgotten.

Just click on the photo you like: the next page will give you a link to news articles about this person, and a field to type up a summary of who they were and how they died. One or two paragraphs is all we need to add them to our Memorial Wall.

Other ways to support us:

Embeds for your site
A few widgets you can put on your site or blog to support our cause.
Hotlines Finder
Allows your visitors to quickly find help for their specific problem in their country. No javascript, can be resized dynamically to fit your site (proportions are 3:5).

Copy-paste this code to your site:
Memorial Wall
Displays a name and a photo of someone who died through abuse on today's date. No javascript, can be resized dynamically to fit your site (proportions are 3:5). As of March 2017, about 4 days a month missing an anniversary; on these days the widget displays an image of a burning candle and a link to Memorial Wall.

Copy-paste this code to your site:
Inspirational Quotes
Displays a random inspirational quote and its author. As of January 2017, database consists of about 300 entries. The widget uses no javascript, and can be resized dynamically. Proportions are 3:5, and the optimal size is somewhere between 210x350 (displayed on the left) and 300x500, but can be larger because it uses no images.

Copy-paste this code to your site:
Survivors' Art Quilt
Displays a dozen of random thumbnails of artwork posted to our quilt by abuse survivors; each links to the quilt. As of January 2017, the quilt consists of about 150 pieces. The widget uses no javascript, and can be resized dynamically. Proportions are 3:5, and the optimal size is somewhere between 210x350 (displayed on the left) and 300x500; larger sizes might not work well because thumbnail images are small and will display blury if stretched.

Copy-paste this code to your site:
Survivors' Library
Displays the latest five articles published on Fort Refuge, each thumbnail links to the page. We average about one new page per month, but some months are busier than others. The widget uses no javascript, and can be resized dynamically. Proportions are 3:5, and the optimal size is somewhere between 210x350 (displayed on the left) and 300x500.

Copy-paste this code to your site:
Easy Cookbook
Displays the name and photo of a random recipe from our cookbook; you can click on the photo to read the recipe. All recipes are simple to fix, don't call for expensive or rare ingredients, and can be fixed in under 15 minutes - or make enough food for a few days. The widget uses no javascript, and can be resized dynamically. Proportions are 3:5, and the optimal size is somewhere between 210x350 (displayed on the left) and 300x500.

Copy-paste this code to your site:
RSS, Social Networks, etc
We don't send out newsletters, but you can keep tabs on what we're up to by subscribing to us.
Our RSS feed consists of links and short descriptions of all the new pages that are published at Fort, so you can easily see what's new. Feel free to subscribe to it or post on your site.
We don't do social networking, don't have a Facebook group, don't chat or message through Facebook, but we have a page where we post links to new pages we publish. Feel free to subscribe.
We only tweet when there's something new on Fort. Feel free to follow, we won't flood you with useless clutter.
You can see all the documentaries directly on Fort, on our documentaries page, but the playlists are available on our Youtube channel as well. Feel free to subscribe or link to.
You can browse our bookstore here on Fort, or you can shop on Amazon by following this link. We get a few cents referral fee if you do.
Our cafepress store is really old, but we keep it because some of our members like the option to get a Fort pin. The prices are set at cost level, we get no profit from this.

No man chooses evil because it is evil; he only mistakes it for happiness, the good he seeks.
~ Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley
This page was last updated on June 1st, 2017
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