98% of domestic abuse cases include financial abuse, preventing victims from leaving. PCADV’s economic justice and empowerment work has been facilitated through the Investing in Survivors’ Financial Independence Initiative (The Initiative) since 2012.
The Initiative is a multi-faceted, statewide coordinated effort between PCADV and our network of 59 community-based domestic violence programs. The primary goal of The Initiative is to improve the social conditions that prevent long-term independence and safety through comprehensive domestic violence program advocate training and the continual development of tools and resources that address the barriers to economic stability and safety. To achieve this goal, The Initiative focuses on providing advocates with the tools and resources to help survivors’ access education, develop budgeting skills, repair credit, build savings, find affordable housing and gain meaningful employment.
*Results represent study of participants at one economic justice program site.
Through this Initiative, PCADV also participates in the Allstate Foundation Purple Purse Challenge, an annual online fundraising challenge, which coincides with National Domestic Violence Awareness Month in October.
Funds raised through the Purple Purse Challenge go towards providing life-changing services for survivors and their families, such as financial aid and empowerment, emergency shelter and child care, and food and transportation.
Help Survivors Gain Financial Independence
Please consider donating to PCADV’s Economic Justice Initiative. $25 provides credit repair and building for a survivor. $50 provides career training and coaching for a survivor. Every dollar counts.Donate Today