A safe space to learn
We know even committing to an IMPACT class can be a huge challenge for some students. Many of our students are recovering from assault or some other trauma due to interpersonal violence. We create a judgment-free, supportive community in each class, enabling students to face their fears bravely and with peer support.
A new understanding of your power
Many of our students who were raised as females have never had the opportunity to hit an object with their full power, never mind with permission to use anger to fuel that power. Once you know you can fight for your life and win, the way you carry yourself, value yourself, and interact with others shifts.
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Our goal is for every person, regardless of age, gender, race, or physical or mental ability, to be able to go where they want, when they want, day or night, feeling comfortable and safe moving through their daily lives.
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We give you the tools to AVOID dangerous situations
Graduates report using verbal boundary skills virtually every day. These verbal skills become one of the most valuable aspects of the IMPACT training because of how frequently they are used and how effective they are. Even those who consider themselves assertive gain a lot from practicing boundary-setting skills in our classes.
Your donations help keep our trainings
IMPACT Personal Safety is a nonprofit organization that appreciates financial support from the community. Donations are tax-deductible. Supporting IMPACT Personal Safety is more than check-writing—it’s an investment in our community. Your efforts will make a difference.
Let's stop Gender-Based Violence in LAC Region
We are thrilled to announce the launch of our second crowdfunding campaign to extend our work and share our violence prevention strategy with more women in the region. We need your support to advance Latin American instructors' training so they can bring Empowerment Self-defense (ESD) tools to different populations in their communities.
"Somehow, even without realizing, I had changed to a ready stance and all the instructions had come flooding back. Fortunately, it did not escalate - but the verbal de-escalation lessons and a sense for what to do in case of escalation (knee to the groin, for sure) helped us tremendously."
Men’s Class Graduate