What is Financial/Economic Abuse?
Financial abuse happens in 99% of all domestic violence cases. It prevents victims from acquiring, using, or maintaining financial resources.
Abusers employ isolating tactics such as preventing their partner from working or accessing a bank, credit card, or transportation. They tightly monitor and restrict their partner’s spending. Victims of financial abuse live a controlled life where they have been purposely put into a position of dependence, making it impossible for the victim to break free.
Economic Empowerment is a program that is designed to support survivors as they strive to gain (or regain) financial independence. The services provided are customized to each individual, as every survivor has unique needs. Services are uniquely tailored to help survivors:
- Increase financial literacy
- Develop employ-ability skills
- Create an effective resume
- Learn about budgeting, saving, and credit
- Plan financially, including meal budgeting/preparation
- Identify appropriate community resources
- Seek and obtain employment
- Seek housing
C.A.R.E. Inc. is pleased to provide or facilitate accommodations, including American Sign Language interpreters, assistive listening devices, and alternative formats of printed materials, upon request from persons who are Deaf, Hard of Hearing or are living with disabilities. Please request appropriate assistance from any of our staff.