Statistics underestimate the problem because many victims do not tell the police, family, or friends about the violence. Many women experience guilt and shame and a fear of not being believed. They are often fearful or anxious and may have problems trusting others. Anger and stress can lead to eating disorders, depression, and even suicidal thoughts.
A significant part of what makes bSafe unique and creates positive responses is that the features of the app are based on Rich's daughter Charlen's own experiences and desire to help others in similar situations. The motivation for father and daughter has from the beginning been both the development of the app and the establishment of a foundation to support organizations that work both with preventive measures and to help victims of violence and sexual abuse. 10% of the revenue from bSafe sales is earmarked benefiting organizations working against sexual assault/harassment and for women empowerment. Providing aid for disadvantaged groups and victims of domestic abuse and human trafficking are also part of our mission.