Financial Empowerment Class
According to a recent poll by The Allstate Foundation, the number one reason victims stay with their abusers is financial instability. With the Allstate grant, The Center is pleased to be able to make this important financial information available to our clients.
March 25th 2011, kicked off The Center’s Financial Empowerment class for our domestic violence clients. Thanks to grants from Allstate and The California Partnership to End Domestic Violence, The Center was able to create a financial empowerment project that will help our clients over the financial hurdles they face when leaving a domestic violence relationship. The class covers everything from budgeting on a shoestring to recovering from bankruptcy.
Often times, money worries are one of the main reasons that victims remain with their abusers for so long. Not only that, money issues can sometimes send them back to the abuser if they feel that they can’t make it on their own after leaving the relationship. (For Class modules, see below)
After just one class, our clients said that they are excited and have a new way to think about money. They are used to feeling that there is never enough money to go around. Now… they repeat the mantra, “I have enough money for today.”
Listed below are the modules for the Financial Empowerment Class. Please click on the module to open the Adobe PDF file.
Financial Empowerment Module One – Understanding Financial Abuse, Keeping Safe & Starting Over
Financial Empowerment Module Two – Income, Assets, Debts & Liabilities
Financial Empowerment Module Three – Mastering Credit Basics
Financial Empowerment Module Four – Building Financial Foundations
Financial Empowerment Module Five – Creating Budget Strategies, Saving, Investing and Education