Financial Information for Survivors / Economic Abuse
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America Saves Week – during America Saves Week, individuals will be encouraged and assisted to assess their savings progress and take action to advance this progress. This encouragement and assistance will be provided by organizations and professionals with an interest in improving the financial security of individuals and families, Washington, DC.
Building Opportunities for Survivors' Success (BOSS), California Partnership to End Domestic Violence – is a targeted regional initiative launched with support from the Allstate Foundation. The BOSS Program will help service providers support domestic violence survivors in achieving the financial stability necessary to keep their families safe, Sacramento, CA.
Click To Empower – a comprehensive initiative of Allstate Foundation with National Network to End Domestic Violence to provide support to victims of domestic violence. The program focuses on providing knowledge and skills – particularly those related to financial security and economic empowerment – to support survivors of domestic violence. Through the Domestic Violence Program, the Allstate Foundation is committed to targeting long-term resources to ending domestic violence. The program will provide a comprehensive network of services for domestic violence survivors and advocates, including: direct services, thought leadership, and public awareness, Northbrook, IL.
Consumer Rights for Domestic Violence Survivors Initiative, Center for Survivor Agency and Justice – a national project that seeks to enhance consumer rights for domestic violence survivors by building the capacity of and building collaborative partnerships between domestic violence and consumer lawyers and advocates, Chevy Chase, MD.
Domestic Violence Survivors, a joint initiative of National Consumer Law Center, National Association of Consumer Advocates and Center for Survivor Agency and Justice – resources and information on a variety of financial issues.
Financial Help for Women in Abusive Relationships ~ Courage, Hope and Your Finances, MoneyGeek, Washington, DC.
Helping Domestic Violence Survivors Build Assets, Assets for Independence Resource Center – financial independence is often a pathway out of an abusive relationship. For those who wish to or who have left their abusers, many survivors are faced with considerable debt, poor credit, no credit history, lack of savings, and other financial hardships—often directly due to economic abuse they have experienced. Over the past several years domestic violence agencies and asset building organizations have begun exploring ways to boost the financial strength of domestic violence survivors. This section will highlight ways that domestic violence service providers and AFI project staff can collaborate to bring IDAs and asset building strategies to domestic violence survivors. It provides information for AFI projects on the nature of domestic violence and economic abuse, materials for domestic violence service providers about a range of asset building services that can help their clients, and training materials for both communities on how to best help domestic violence survivors access financial services and savings programs that would be most helpful to them.
Money Smart – A Financial Education Program, Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation – financial education fosters financial stability for individuals, families, and entire communities. The more people know about credit and banking services, the more likely they are to increase savings, buy homes, and improve their financial health and well-being. The Money Smart curriculum helps individuals build financial knowledge, develop financial confidence, and use banking services effectively, Washington, DC.
MyMoney.Gov – this website is brought to you by 22 Federal entities that work on improving financial literacy and education. It is a central place for unbiased, reliable information and materials on financial topics of interest to you, Washington, DC. 1-888-MyMoney
SaveAndInvest.org – a project of the FINRA Investor Education Foundation, is a free, unbiased resource dedicated to your financial health. Through easy-to-use tools and resources, SaveAndInvest.org helps you make informed financial decisions ~ and arms you with the information you need to protect yourself from investment fraud, Washington, DC.
Sisters Acquiring Financial Empowerment – to equip survivors of domestic violence with the appropriate financial tools and resources needed to enable women to leave or recover from the economic portion of domestic violence, Detroit, MI.
Wider Opportunities for Women – works nationally and in its home community of the Washington, DC metropolitan area to build pathways to economic security and equality of opportunity for women, families and elders. WOW envisions a society where women and men of all ages can participate equally and fully in all aspects of their communities so they are assured economic security throughout their lives.
Economic Security Blog
Wider Opportunities for Women Awarded US Department of Justice Grant, October 21, 2014.
Wider Opportunities for Women Names New President and CEO, May 29, 2014.