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.
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. Review 2016 Annual Report.
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
Purple Purse – is aimed at creating long-term safety and security for survivors through financial empowerment. We are making the invisible visible. Watch video.
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.