One of the best ways you can prevent child abuse — and to get help for those who’ve survived it — is to spread the word, educate the public and bring issues related to child sexual trauma to the forefront. The Firecracker Foundation is ready and available to assist the media in any way we can. Please contact us for inquiries about the Foundation itself, or topics related to child sexual trauma.

Media Contact:

Tashmica ‘Firecracker’ Torok
Founder & Executive Director

Phone: 517-742-7224
Email: tashmica@thefirecrackerfoundation.org

2450 Delhi Commerce Dr. Ste 9 Holt, MI 48842

The Firecracker Foundation | Radio | WKAR Connects

This week we're looking at local organizations working to end sexual and domestic violence in a series called WKAR Connects. Our hope is that by highlighting these groups, we can connect our listeners who need help to the resources they need. Today WKAR's Katie Cook talks with Tashmica Torok, Founder and Executive Director of The Firecracker Foundation.

Firecracker Foundation triples footprint with new office space in Holt

Four years ago, Tashmica Torok founded the Firecracker Foundation from her home in South Lansing. In early June, she moved the organization into a 2,000-square foot space in Holt. “Originally, my goal was to help six kids,” says Torok. “I had no idea this is what it would become.”

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Back from the dark: Survivor shares struggles, lessons learned

This story was originally published on Aug. 4, 2013 There are 60 million survivors of childhood sexual abuse in the United States. Lansing resident Tashmica Torok is one of them. This is a story of bravery. In the summer of 1987, the bodies of six missing girls were found in the desert outside El Paso.

Casting Aspersions by Tashmica Torok – loveWITHaccountability®

I don’t know where my father’s urn is. At the age of 20, I moved and left his box in the top of my closet. It wasn’t an accident. I made a conscious decision to not carry that man any further into my future.

Casting Aspersions by Tashmica Torok - loveWITHaccountability®

I don't know where my father's urn is. At the age of 20, I moved and left his box in the top of my closet. It wasn't an accident. I made a conscious decision to not carry that man any further into my future.

Share!Tashmica Torok is a survivor. But after sitting with her for just fifteen minutes, anyone would know she is so much more. She is a hugger. She?s a smart, sassy, no-nonsense mom. And she?s an inspiration to hundreds of survivors of sexual trauma. She is a firecracker. ?My charge is to walk into the darkness ?

This weekend on Equity Equals our guest is Tashmica Firecracker Torok who shares her passion for helping children heal from the trauma of sexual abuse.

There appear to be no blacks on the teaching staff at LCHS. The 2017 Cougar yearbook, “Evolve,” shows 35 teachers and eight administrators, counselors and chaplains. It’s impossible to definitively determine ethnicity by looking at a picture — nor do many people proclaim or identify with any particular group — but there are no black faces among them.

Area service organizations and medical and law enforcement professionals will be hosting an all day workshop on Saturday to teach parents, guardians, and others about preventing child sexual abuse.

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