Congratulations to Abigail, $1,000 winner of the second annual RBB Thriver Grant!
Abigail is the first grant recipient outside of the US.
Abigail suffered religious abuse in both her marriage and in her church. Doctrines of submission were used to blame her and remove any accountability from the abuser. Church leaders and members scorned her when her desire for support meant that they would help a woman instead of a male member. Homeless, poor and having her health seriously compromised by the trauma she sustained, Abigail nonetheless did remove herself from both the toxic marriage and the colluding church. Financially abused by her husband, she took the courageous step to reject the funds her ex-husband tried to use to keep her controlled.
RBB rejoices with her in awarding the full amount of $1,000 to provide relocation and transportation expenses.
Read Abigail’s story in her own words under Readers Stories.
If you read the workbook and would like to apply for a grant, email the application from ShirleyFessel.com under â€œGrantâ€. Awards are made from March through November of each year.
RBB THRIVER GRANT for workbook readers
Many RBB workbook readers who leave religious domestic abuse find that the first year is challenging financially. Sometimes they may not receive promised payments. They may incur new expenses or discover new costs during the transition.
The supporters of Redemption from Biblical Batterings mission understand this need. One applicant from readers will be chosen for a quarterly grant of up to $250 or an annual grant of up to $1,000 to receive assistance for needs, except for legal fees.
To apply, complete the application below.
Application: RBB* Thriver Grant
(all information is held in confidence)
The abuse was ____domestic ____used faith to control me.
Are you applying for ___quarterly or ____annual award?
How do you see the grant being used?________________________
Email this to [email protected] or Fax this form to 1-877-649-6014
You will be contacted for an interview.
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