No More Silence is a 501(c)(3) Public Benefit Corporation whose specific purpose is to create a proactive lifestyle against all forms of domestic abuse.
Founder and CEO, Loran Kelley III, lost his sister to Domestic Violence on June 12th, 2004 when her life was tragically cut short at the hands of her boyfriend, a churchgoing correctional officer. Ever since that day, Loran has been a passionate advocate against domestic violence and has been working towards creating a nonprofit to help stop this senseless brutality.
We understand that domestic abuse comes in many forms, not all of them physical, and both men and women as well as children can be a victim. Our goal is to make a drastic change and finally give people a way to take charge of their safety and prevent abuse or stop it at the source.
We have partnered with K Three Media Group to create a revolutionary "buddy system" product and app that will help us achieve this goal. This new system will make a difference in the fight against domestic abuse that the world has never seen before. It is no longer enough to simply educate the public; we must take action as well.
We need your help to bring this product to the public. Together as a community, we can band together and finally begin to make an impact.
Users can register for a free account online or by using our mobile app. Once a user is registered, they will then be given a profile page to fill out. Users may opt to keep their identity a secret or use their real information, however, profiles are kept confidential and are not available for public search. The user will then receive up to 4 ID tags in the mail encoded with a special QR Code that, when scanned with a QR Code Scanner (available on any smart phone), will open the user's confidential profile page.
Users can distribute these small ID tags to friends, family, or any entrusted contact. The ID tags are small and unobtrusive and can easily be worn on a keychain, kept in a pocket or purse, or as a necklace. Daily check-ins on the user's profile page will allow friends and family peace of mind. If an incident occurs, the user does not have to "Tell Someone"... they simply upload photos of abuse, activate the "SOS" button, or fail to check in and contacts will immediately know that an intervention may be needed.
The mobile app will also double as an emergency help source. Users can request immediate transportation and/or send an alert to the police. The app looks like any other iPhone or Android app, but it’s actually a potentially lifesaving domestic violence alert system. People in situations of abuse often have their phone and online activity monitored by their abusers, and this app can get someone the help they need without the abuser being alerted. The app and the ID Tags are FREE of charge for all users.
Our first goal is to build the proof of concept. We have contracted with Devtree, LLC to launch this
amazing mobile app from start to finish. In order to raise full funding for the platform, we need a proof of concept; a Proof of Concept (POC) is documented
evidence that a potential product or service can be successful. From there, we can build the prototype and deploy a fully functioning sample of the app. This will
allow potential backers and investors the opportunity to test the app and see for themselves how it will benefit our cause against domestic violence.
Devtree will architect our project by blue-printing user-experience, flow-charting system design and establishing minimum launch needs. Developing a proof of concept can help us to identify potential technical and logistical issues that might interfere with success. It also provides the opportunity for us to solicit internal feedback about the app, while reducing unnecessary risk and exposure and providing the opportunity for us to assess design choices early on in the development cycle.
We are currently raising funds to complete Phase One.