soteria. is the first comprehensive safe-space initiative strategically designed for large-scale cultural gatherings and festivals.
soteria. is a designated sanctuary space, providing a suite of services that ensure the safety and well-being of anyone experiencing trauma triggers, harassment, misconduct, sexual assault and needing skilled compassionate care. Named for the Greek goddess of safety, salvation, and preservation from harm, soteria. also takes its unusual name from the ancient Greek “Soterias,” festivals that celebrated the best in music and sport.
We offer a safe, non-judgmental and welcoming environment to all who choose to "hold space" with us.
Created by the Los Angeles-based, and female-focused consulting agency, woman., soteria. was conceived in late 2017, as a direct response to the changing landscape for women and other marginalized groups within our communities.
With soteria., woman. is aiming to create a quantifiable shift within the culture by developing safer, more enjoyable experiences for the community at large through not only the physical spaces themselves, but also with expertly-developed and nuanced protocols, practices and programming.
The soteria. initiative, programming and training were developed under the guidance of Executive Director Eleuthera Lisch, a recognized national expert with over 25 years of professional experience working across sectors to bring to scale programs that address public safety across the US.
The soteria. vision includes a unique and robust safety-training program for branded, first-responder “Safety Ambassadors,” ongoing consent and harassment education for all staff and attendees, and direct and immediate access to licensed mental health and crisis de-escalation professionals.
Our physical spaces offer a full suite of early intervention and crisis resolution services, and include skilled and compassionate safety ambassadors and counseling staff, private sanctuary and reporting rooms for discrete counseling and clinical & reporting needs and thoughtful and comfortable communal lounge areas, featuring interactive educational resources and self-care amenities.
soteria. is a safe gathering space for positive and reflective curated programming, supportive networking and quiet activities that encourage self-care, reflection and renewal. All of our calming spaces include a calming aesthetic, environment temperature control, strong wifi and privacy.
Our educational resources provide all visitors with tangible tips and best practices in ending workplace sexual harassment, misconduct and violence.
soteria. is the turning point in popular culture when safety and inclusivity become key components of our shared experience. Our highly skilled and trained teams work hand-in-hand with expert consultants across all relevant fields of care and support, including mental health, trauma specialists, law enforcement, and sustainability experts to shift forward these experiences for all.
The soteria. initiative and program are fully customizable and can be developed and implemented across industries as all-encompassing safe spaces and installations at not only music, but also film festivals and other major cultural gatherings, university campuses and large-scale corporate events and headquarters.
soteria. is also a tool, offering industry leaders, professionals, allies and advocates the opportunity to deepen their understanding of best practices in the areas of consent, harassment, harm reduction and assault prevention.
All are encouraged to visit any soteria. space and engage with our innovative solutions in creating inclusive and safe celebrations, workplaces, shared communal spaces and more. Please join us in shifting the culture.
For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit woman. at www.womancollective.com