Mission & Values
Break the Cycle engages, educates and empowers young people to build lives and communities free from domestic and dating violence.
Break the Cycle commits to creating positive change. We believe knowledge is the key to empowerment. As employees, as an organization and as a leader in the community, we work to shape a world in which everyone is safe from relationship violence. We believe such a world is possible and that it is our duty to nurture its growth.
Break the Cycle trusts young people as experts in their own experience and needs. We value them as decision makers and believe they have the power to build upon their inherent capacity to change the world.
Break the Cycle values diversity in its many forms. We are committed to providing services that meet the unique needs of all youth, regardless of gender, class, sexual preference or race. We serve many distinct subpopulations, including homeless, rural, incarcerated, disabled and immigrant youth.
Break the Cycle evolves to meet the communities’ needs, working together to create lasting solutions to dating violence. We are dedicated to providing competent, respectful and personalized services by collaborating with partner organizations, being fiscally sound and building grassroots, community support.
Break the Cycle values innovation. We seek and implement pioneering ideas to better serve young people. We believe this creative vision sets our programs apart in their ability to create lasting and effective change.
Who We Are
Teen dating violence is an urgent, silent epidemic. One in three teens will experience abuse in a dating relationship and more than two-thirds of them will never report it to anyone.
Break the Cycle believes everyone has the right to safe and healthy relationships. We are the leading, national nonprofit organization addressing teen dating violence. We work every day towards our mission to engage, educate and empower youth to build lives and communities free from domestic violence.
Our success is demonstrated by more than a decade of leadership in working with teens to prevent and end domestic and dating violence.
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