Our programs include:
*Issue: 1 in 4 women are affected by domestic violence.
~Program: Emergency Services and Support
Through our direct services, we assist survivors with finding an attorney, housing, job placement, and childcare.
*On a monthly basis, we are directly working with about 10 clients, adding up to about 120 families a year.
*Issue: Lack of financial independence is the major reason for abused women to remain with their abuser.
~Program: Financial Literacy
Through our Financial Literacy Program, we teach survivors how to achieve financial liberation and independence through coursework on budgeting, retirement, and family planning.
*Last year, we helped about 45 women and this year we look to assist over 60 women and their families.
*Issue: The highest rate of dating violence occurs between 16 to 24 years old.
~Program: National Domestic Violence College Tour
Our National Domestic Violence College Tour, which has reached over 45 campuses nationwide provides educational workshops, teaching male and female college students the warning signs of an abusive relationship and how to help an accountable bystander, and is sponsored by respective colleges, universities and student groups.
*We have reached over 50 schools and over 10,000 students over the past 7 years.
*Issue: 50-80% of teens know a peer in a violent relationship and nearly 80% of physically abused girls in their relationship remain to date their abuser.
~Program: Becoming Your Own Heroine
Through our “Becoming Your Own Heroine” Program, we collaborate with the Girl Scouts and youth organizations to train and educate “tweens” on dating violence, self-defense, and artistic expression; supported in 2010 by McDonalds.
*Over the last 9 years of the program, we have reached over 2,000 young girls.
*Issue: Due to domestic violence being a gendered crime and problem, work must be done with men and boys to teach them how to become allies to women and girls.
~Program: Men of Code
Through our “Men of CODE" program, we engage men and boys to become leaders and allies in the movement to end violence against women. MoC represents Men of Character and Ownership, Dedicated to Leading by Example.
*We will be working with over 400 young men from 2019 - 2020 in this program.