FINANCIAL ABUSE OCCURS IN 99% OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE CASES
Financial or economic abuse occurs when someone makes or tries to make a person financially dependent by taking control of financial resources, not allowing access to finances or stealing money. Financial abuse is one of the most common forms of domestic violence.
Financial abuse is often hard to see at first. It might even look like love. Someone may tell you, “Let me take care all of the money so you don’t have to worry,” or, “You don’t need to work; I’ll take care of you.” But sometimes people say these things so that you willingly give up control of your finances. When that control is lost, you may become vulnerable to financial abuse.
Many people experiencing financial abuse feel trapped and might stay in abusive relationships or return to an abusive situation after they have left because of financial hardship.
PURPLE PURSE IS HELPING SURVIVORS BREAK FREE
This year, YWCA Glendale has partnered with AllState Foundation’s Purple Purse Challenge with a chance to win $100,000 to support our domestic violence services.
Allstate Foundation’s Purple Purse Challenge directly addresses the barriers created for survivors of violence by financial abuse. The program ignites fundraising for hundreds of national, state and local domestic violence organizations, just like us. Funds raised will support life-changing financial empowerment services to help domestic violence survivors build safer lives for themselves and their families.
Here are some things that your urgently needed contribution can do:
- $25 will provide toiletries to a family entering our emergency shelter
- $50 will provide supplies to children’s art therapy activities
- $100 will provide job training to women in our Domestic Violence Program
- $250 will provide a night’s shelter to a family of four
- $1,000 can provide our Computer Lab with new computers
Your donation to our Purple Purse Challenge helps empower survivors to break free and stay free from abuse.