The Shadow Pandemic.

It's Between Us to Change It!

Friends of Promise are the people and organizations that are coming together from all walks of life to commit their time, energy and funds to do the essential work to prevent intimate partner violence.

Did You Know?

Every 11 Minutes

a woman or girl was killed by an intimate partner or family member in their home globally in 2020.

15.5 million

children in the U.S. live in families in which partner violence occurred at least once in the past year.

Meet Promise

Hear her tell her story in her own words:

“My Bumblebee started an organization called Saving Promise to help save me and girls like me.”

Join a growing group of people from all walks of life who are committed to making their communities safer. Between us, we can prevent intimate partner violence.

Here’s how you can become a Friend of Promise:

Change Agents

Individuals who host salons or participate in social media campaigns to educate their friends, family, and communities.


Companies, organizations, and groups who are committed to keeping their employees and communities safe.


Individuals and Groups who believe in our mission and aid in effecting change.

Whether you are a Change Agent, Ambassador or Champion, you are helping us educate, engage and empower individuals and communities to take action.

Watch L.Y. share more about her story and Friends of Promise:


Recent Promises

Cathy Singer


Andrew Slater


L.Y. Marlow

United States

Sandra Villasenor

Boyds, MD USA

Joan Dayton

Hawaii, USA

Lydia Carlson

New York, USA

Lydia Carlson

New York, NY

Daniel Astin

Arizona, USA

Sloane Astin


Diana Smith


Barbara Belt

Virginia, USA

Carolyn Scott

Wilmington, DE

Karl Manuzon

Orlando, FL

Mercy Dunn

Seattle, WA

Recent Ambassadors

  • All
  • Community/Non Profit
  • Work Place
  • Youth Organization
Kevin Tallhouse

Kevin Tallhouse
Chief Talent Officer

L.Y. Marlow

L.Y. Marlow
Saving Promise

Rash Kahaisha

Imperial Web Solutions

Why Intimate Partner Violence?

Domestic Violence, also known as intimate partner violence (IPV), is a global public health crisis of profound proportion. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), approximately 1 in 4 women and 1 in 10 men have experienced contact sexual violence, physical violence, and/or stalking by an intimate partner during their lifetime. 1Compelling evidence shows that physical and sexual violence increases risk of long-term chronic and infectious diseases such as incident diabetes, hypertension, cardiovascular disease, cancer, stroke, obesity, STD, pregnancy complications, unwanted pregnancies, and fetal death; as well as mental health including mood, anxiety and post-traumatic stress disorders. 1More than half of female homicide victims in the U.S. are killed by an intimate partner. 1and children who witness IPV are more likely to experience serious emotional, behavioral, and physical health problems lasting into adulthood. 2The lifetime economic cost associated with medical services for IPV related injuries, lost productivity from paid work, criminal justice and other costs, is approximately $3.6 trillion.

Why Now?

Domestic violence increased to record highs during the COVID19 pandemic, leading the United Nations to refer to it as the Shadow Pandemic. 3Shutdowns and isolation exponentially heightened social, financial, psychological stress, substance abuse and mental health illnesses. Contributing factors led to reports of domestic violence increasing by alarming rates, as much as 25 to 33% globally. 4The National Domestic Violence Hotline reached its highest levels in its 25-year history. 5The disproportionate impact on young adults has been devastating, with 41% of Gen Z and 34% of Millennials experiencing domestic violence during the first 18 months of the pandemic. 6Now more than ever, it is time to act!

Why Get Involved?

From public and private sectors to grassroots communities, addressing this global public health crisis requires dedicated partners working together at every level of the community to ensure the safety of all who are the risk. To gain the greatest reach and impact, we are engaging those sectors that intersect with the lives of most people – workplaces, healthcare, and young adult serving organizations. Targeting these sectors (and other grassroots communities), allows Saving Promise to embolden and empower leaders, peers, and allies to break down culturally imposed barriers that perpetuate silence and take action to create lasting change.


1All sources available upon request

We Are the Friends of Promise

We are parents who want to keep our kids safe.
We are friends and family members who’ve watched the people we love suffer.
We are young people who don’t want to be stuck in unhealthy relationships.
We are teachers and guidance counselors who won’t turn a blind eye.
We are doctors and nurses who believe that taking care of our patients means educating them.
We are employers who take the well-being of our employees seriously.
We are faith-based leaders who consider breaking the cycle of abuse part of our ministry.
We are public and private partners who believe we are stronger when we work together.
We are people of every racial background, every zip code, every income bracket.
We are those who have been abused. We are those who have committed abuse, and are ready to break the cycle (so often, the perpetrators of intimate partner violence were once victims themselves).

We believe that when we come together, anything is possible.
We believe that, between us, we can prevent intimate partner violence.

Get your community Involved today!

We are super excited that you have decided to become a Friends of Promise Ambassador. Ambassadors engage, educate, and empower their communities to help prevent intimate partner violence. Simply complete the information below to get involved.

Become a Champion!

We are super excited that you are gracious enough to contribute financially to Friends of Promise and help us engage, educate, and empower others in intimate partner violence prevention. Simply fill out the information below, click “Sign Up”, and then you will be automatically redirected to our donation site.

Become a Change Agent!

We are super excited that you have decided to host a salon to educate your friends, family, and community on intimate partner violence prevention. Simply complete the information below and we will send you everything you need to get started.

Become a Change Agent!

We are super excited that you have decided to participate in a social media campaign to educate your friends, family, and community on intimate partner violence prevention. Simply complete the information below and we will send you everything you need to get started.