Survivor's Journey to Peace

Survivor's Journey to Peace is a  Non-Profit 501(c)(3) that empowers survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault to transform their lives, while striving to change the beliefs and behaviors that foster and perpetuate violence. We provide comprehensive services to individuals and families, community education, and advocacy on systems and policy issues.


Who We Are

A Distinct Identity

Survivor's Journey to Peace is committed to excellence in all the work we do to end violence in the community. We are invested in working with survivors to recognize their own power while bringing our whole selves to the daily work and to the movement. Survivors’ experiences are paramount in shaping our daily work as reflected by our policies, practices, and programs. Here at Survivor's Journey to Peace, we are driven by a single goal; to do our part in making the world a better place for all. We strive to build productive relationships and make a positive impact with all of our pursuits. 

2019 Survivor's Journey to Peace, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) public charity under the Internal Revenue Code.
All contributions to Survivor's Journey to Peace, Inc. are tax deductible.


Committed to the Cause

Sandy Smith Founder/CEO

Survivor's Journey to Peace is established, managed and headed by the founder; Sandy Smith who is an industry renowned professional with passionate interest in creating a healthy community that is free of violence and championed by love!

Our Founder – Sandy Smith

With the statistical figure of domestic violence continuously on the increase; the founder of Survivor's Journey to Peace – Sandy Smith add-up to the statistics as a victim. A call to action functionality that led to the establishment of this platform.

Sandy Smith is a survivor of domestic violence and her unique intention to be a solution provider to the eradication of this malice from the society led to the establishment of this organization. In November 2018, Sandy Smith was featured on Domestic Violence Awareness Month and as part of her inner healing on her journey to fulfilment, she was compelled to share her story.

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With this initiative, our goal is to promote a violence free community and opportunities for those in need. With access to the right resources, survivor's can become empowered by their own abilities and gain the confidence to fulfill their potential. Learn more about our work by getting in touch with our team today.


Safety Planning

Mentoring Program

Children's Program

Community Advocacy

Community Education

Counseling & Support Groups

Shealter & Housing Referrals

Employment & Career Services

Court Advocacy & Legal Assistance

Each facet of Survivor's Journey to Peace is another avenue through which we can address the issue of violence in our society—and another opportunity through which we can stop destructive cycles.

Domestic Violence Awareness

With our organization’s mission always in mind, we strive to find new strategies for dealing with life's  challenges. Domestic Violence Outreach is something that we take very seriously, and our team is working each and every day to make a positive impact. Contact us to learn more about our commitment to this cause.

Domestic abuse can take many forms, including physical violence, sexual abuse, emotional abuse, intimidation, economic deprivation and the threat of violence.

The abuse is typically progressive;
Often, emotional and psychological abuse is a precursor to violent and criminal forms.

Domestic violence and abuse do not discriminate, it occurs in all cultures;
People of all races, ethnic groups, religions, genders and classes can be the perpetrators or victims of this violence.

Volunteer Opportunities

At Survivor's Journey to Peace, we are dedicated to stepping up our efforts in addressing this domestic violence is by no means an easy job but through cooperation and community empowerment we believe we can facilitate progress in this area. We are always striving to make a difference, and invite you to learn more and lend your support.

Level UP Mentoring Program

Level Up mentoring program organization’s mission always in mind, we strive to find new  and innovative strategies to connect mentors and mentees together to form an accoutability partnership. Mentoring is something that we take very seriously, and our team is working each and every day to make a positive impact. Contact us to learn more about our commitment to this cause.



The National Domestic Violence Hotline
1-800-799-7233 (SAFE)

National Dating Abuse Helpline

Americans Overseas Domestic Violence Crisis Center
International Toll-Free (24/7)
1-866-USWOMEN (879-6636)

National Child Abuse Hotline/Childhelp
1-800-4-A-CHILD (1-800-422-4453)

National Sexual Assault Hotline
1-800-656-4673 (HOPE)

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
1-800-273-8255 (TALK)

National Center for Victims of Crime

National Human Trafficking Resource Center/Polaris Project
Call: 1-888-373-7888 | Text: HELP to BeFree (233733)

National Network for Immigrant and Refugee Rights

National Coalition for the Homeless

National Resource Center on Domestic Violence
1-800-537-2238 and

Futures Without Violence: The National Health Resource Center on Domestic Violence

National Center on Domestic Violence, Trauma & Mental Health
1-312-726-7020 ext. 2011

National Alliance on Mental Illness 



Childhelp USA/National Child Abuse Hotline

Children’s Defense Fund

Child Welfare League of America

Love is respect
Hotline: 1-866-331-9474

Break the Cycle

Survivor’s Journey to Peace Response to COVID19/Coronavirus 

In response to COVID19/Coronavirus Pandemic SJTP will be available by appointment only further notice. However we can also be reached via phone and email. Our website provides local, state, and national resources for domestic violence and sexual assault victims.
 Nonetheless, if you are experiencing a life threatening emergency please call 911. The National Domestic Violence Hotline is available 24/7/365 at 800-799-SAFE(7233).

Additional Resources on COVID-19 / Corona Virus:

State of
 Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (national)                  
World Health

SJTP Domestic Violence Workshops 

Survivor’s Journey to Peace Domestic Violence Workshops

What is domestic violence? What are the dynamics of abuse? How are our perceptions about the issue shaped and then at times made rigid by the media and our personal experiences? In addition to basic definitions, this workshop explores the deeper underpinnings of intimate partner violence and our role as a community to address this epidemic.

SJTP provides educational presentations virtual/in-person throughout the community in order to raise awareness about domestic violence in a social justice framework to help change the beliefs and practices that allow violence to happen. SJTP staff members are available to give presentations to community groups and organizations globally including businesses, schools, colleges/Universities, student groups, faith based organizations, fellowships, and social service agencies. 

For more information about our domestic violence, trauma & resilience programs, trainings, and workshop series, career & personal  development, entrepreneurship program, and speaker engagements contact:  Sandy Smith



According to the FBI, a woman is battered every 15-18 seconds and approximately 1/3 of females murder victims are killed by their husband, boyfriend or intimate partner in the United States.

Domestic violence occurs in an estimated 4 million intimate partner relationships each year in the United States and it has been reported that domestic violence causes more injury to women than cancer, heart attack, or stroke.

Contact our office today at: 

(414) 426-4728 for information, pricing, and schedules.

11414 W Park Place Ave Suite 202 

Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53224




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Survivor’s Journey to Peace COVID19/Coronavirus Information & Resources


People who are surviving violence in their relationships and families may be experiencing increased isolation and danger caused by social distancing measures during the Coronavirus pandemic. 

Survivors often have specific needs around safety, health and confidentiality. We also realize that people who are already more vulnerable to economic and health insecurity are facing additional challenges during this unprecedented time. We have compiled resources and tools for more vulnerable members of our communities and care providers, who are working tirelessly to respond in ways that are safe and supportive for all.

We are updating these resources continuously. If you have information to share, please contact the National Health Resource Center on Domestic Violence at, with the subject line “COVID19 Resource.”

Resources for Survivors:

  • Remember that you are not alone and supports remain available to you

    • The National Domestic Violence Hotline is 24/7, confidential and free:


      and through 



    • The National Sexual Assault Hotline is 24/7, confidential and free:

      800.656.HOPE (4673) 

      and through 



    • The 

      StrongHearts Native Helpline

       for domestic/sexual violence is available 7am-10pm CT, confidential, and specifically for Native communities:


    • The 

      Trans LifeLine

       for peer support for trans folks 9am-3am CT:


      This hotline is staffed exclusively by trans operators is the only crisis line with a policy against non-consensual active rescue.

    • National Parent Helpline

       Monday -Friday 12pm-9am CT emotional support and advocacy for parents:


  • Sheltering in Place

    recommendations or restrictions may create additional difficulties and risks for survivors. If authorities call for “shelter in place” in your area, are there other friends or family you could stay with during this time? Consider reaching out to these people to make a plan:

    • Consider reaching out to a trusted friend, co-worker, or family member who could check in with you about your safety and support needs. If you need help identifying support people in your life, take a look at the 

      pod mapping worksheet

       from the Bay Area Transformative Justice Collective.

    • Are you connected with close friends or family members of the person who is hurting you? Are they aware of what is happening or are they a safe person to reach out to? Consider connecting with them now in case you need someone to help you in an emergency.

Safety Plans and Self-Care:

Resources for Domestic and Sexual Violence Advocacy Organizations:

Plan with program staff and community partners for how you will continue to provide essential services and meet the needs of vulnerable populations. The National Network to End Domestic Violence (NNEDV) and others national groups have compiled additional resources:

Remote Workplace and Technology Resources

Shelter Care and Homelessness

Community Care:

Protecting Immigrant Families:

Financial Relief for Vulnerable Communities:

Additional Resources