MILLIONS OF VOICES ARE NEVER HEARD
On May 1, 2017, our sister Jesseka Frazer-Musson was murdered by her fiancé in Bonners Ferry, Idaho. My family and our community lost a vibrant young woman, mother, daughter and so much to so many people, to a senseless act of brutality. There were warning signs, looking back, that we all missed. Had we all been better educated, there is the possibility it could have been prevented. We have been working through this unimaginable traumatic grieving process and have decided we needed to jump into action to help others by raising funds for local non-profit organizations who provide support & work directly with people affected by domestic violence. We are a musical family & have found healing in music, so it is natural for us to want to share this love through a music filled event. We have partnered up with the YWCA of Spokane, NAOMI (formerly Hearth Home) and Safe Passages of Coeur d’ Alene, and the Domestic Violence Coalition of Spokane, because of the amazing work they are doing in our communities and their need for funding in these areas. This includes providing public education & awareness, emergency support as well as many other services needed to heal and empower families.
Did you know…..?
October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month.
Spokane has over double the rates of domestic abuse than any other city in the state of Washington
1 in 3 women & 1 in 10 men in Spokane County have been victims of some form of physical violence by an intimate partner.
We had our first fundraiser, an evening of live music fundraising event in our sister’s honor, “Stop the Silence”, on Friday, October 13, 2017 at the McGinnity Room . It was such a success, we started our own 501 (c)(3) nonprofit called Changing Lives & Healing Hearts, but we are better known as Stop the Silence. Starting in 2022, we put on the "Party in Purple" music festival in collaboration with Bolos every October. We host Purple with A Purpose every October with SRDVC. And now, we doing a fashion show twice a year. Since 2017, we have had several fundraisers and raised thousands of dollars supporting our local community partners and have started a new program of our own: Go Bags. Go Bags provide essentials that are needed to start over and give survivors basic needs and hygiene items to make a fresh start. We have found that when survivors leave, they often do not have the basics to start over. We are blessed to be able to provide these bags with our generous partners from around the community.