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About Us

Who We Are

The Firecracker Foundation began as the spark of an idea by Tashmica Torok. As an adult survivor of child sexual abuse and incest, Tashmica built The Firecracker Foundation from an idea inspired by her own experiences and a desire to provide her community with a healing-centered response to child sexual abuse (CSA). Through her dedication, vision, and hard work, the foundation is now a vibrant organization that serves as a model of what is achievable through community-based, grassroots organizing that is survivor-led, trauma-informed and focused on healing as the main priority for children, teens, and their families.

Why We're Here

The Firecracker Foundation has a trusted history of providing healing services to children living in Ingham, Clinton, and Eaton counties of mid-Michigan and between the ages of 3-17 who are survivors of sexual violence. The foundation community includes a dedicated staff, licensed therapists, yoga instructors, well-trained advocates, and volunteers.

In 2013, The Firecracker Foundation provided individual therapy for three children and trauma-sensitive yoga for one client. During our six years as an organization, over 250 families have taken part in our programs.

“While we still have a long road to go, we are forever grateful to all who have supported, and will support The Firecracker Foundation.” – Parent

There are 60 million survivors of childhood sexual abuse in the United States. Lansing resident Tashmica Torok is one of them.

How You Can Help

We believe that the healing of a child who has survived sexual trauma should not be restricted by their ability to pay. Your generosity will continue to build holistic programs for child survivors of sexual trauma.

Please consider investing in healing today. Click here to make your tax-deductible gift.