Real-life superheroes saving the world,
one good deed at a time.
WHO WE ARE
The Initiative is a grass roots, global group of volunteers comprised of everyday citizens who have banded together across states and countries to do something heroic each day. We often wear costumes to draw attention to our causes. From homeless outreach to neighborhood watch patrols to free self-defense classes and garbage pickup, the Initiative seeks to better and empower our communities, one good deed at a time.
We are students, teachers, professionals, husbands, wives, parents. We are trained in CPR, de-escalation, self-defense, and various forms of management. We are members of the Community Emergency Response Team, Citizen Police Academy, and neighborhood watch groups. We volunteer in weekly outreach events, used needle pickup patrols, free self-defense classes and ongoing crime prevention. Some of us are members of the Real Life Superhero (RLSH) community and can be found on Facebook, and as administrators in RLSH welcome groups for new community members.
Sometimes we wear costumes, sometimes we don't. But we're always in superhero mode and ready to serve our community.
Making A Difference
NEIGHBORHOOD SAFETY PATROL
We strive to create a safer environment for our communities by providing neighborhood safety patrols. Utilizing Citizen Police Academy courses, we provide another set of eyes and ears for our local law enforcement.
Our members can usually be found carrying a few extra pairs of socks, granola bars, water, etc. to give to those in need. Each month several of our branches host outreach events. Everyone is invited to participate!
FREE SEMINARS: SELF DEFENSE, BYSTANDER INTERVENTION,
& DE-ESCALATION TRAINING
The instructors in our organization give back to the community by teaching free seminars to at-risk groups and anyone who's interested. Contact your local branch to schedule a seminar.
USED NEEDLE PICKUP AND DISPOSAL
At The Initiative, we are dedicated to stepping up our efforts in addressing this hazardous and growing issue. The location and elimination of used needles is by no means an easy feat, but through consistency and community empowerment, we believe we can facilitate progress in this area. Since our first pickup in 2012, we've collected over 11,000 needles. We invite you to learn more and lend your support by coming out on a Sunday to clean up the streets.
From protesting to writing books to occupying seats on the city council, our members stand up and speak out.
MEET THE TEAM
Coming together from a wide variety of backgrounds and experiences, our team of hardworking altruists is the backbone of The Initiative. Their ideas help shape the direction and mission of our organization as it continues to develop and expand.
Read on to learn more about some of our incredible team members.
Your support is important to our work at The Initiative. There are many ways you can contribute towards our causes, and every little bit that you commit goes a long way in helping us fulfill our mission. Learn more about how you can get involved and take advantage of the opportunity to do some good.
MAKE A DONATION
Make A True Change
Our organization always appreciates the generosity and involvement of people like you, with every contribution going towards purchasing homeless outreach supplies. If you'd like your donation to go to a specific Initiative branch or purchase, don’t hesitate to contact us with your questions.
PARTNER WITH US
Help Us Grow
Partner with us and take advantage of this incredible opportunity to lend your support. We are always looking for our next Initiative member or branch leader. This is a noble way to contribute to the cause. Get in touch with us today for more details about how you can join up.
VOLUNTEER YOUR TIME
Show Your Support
Want to join our efforts but not sure where to start? We believe the best way for The Initiative to be successful is for the community to actively get involved. This is an easy and efficient way of contributing to the great work we do. Get in touch with any questions about how you can Volunteer Your Time today.