Economic hardship—it’s a reality for many domestic violence survivors. The Wisconsin Coalition Against Domestic Violence (WCADV) has an economic empowerment program. It allows local domestic violence groups to develop or enhance ways to address the economic challenges that survivors face.
Money and finances play an important role for many women when debating whether to leave an abusive partner. If a woman does leave, it can be devastating to leave a home, income, benefits, and economic security behind, regardless of job skills or earning potential. And in the short term, many survivors of domestic violence have little or no access to money.
This program offers help for women who take the step to escape the cycle of violence. October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month.