Thank you to everyone who joined us this October for our Annual Fall Luncheon!
This year, we celebrated our Next Step Economic Empowerment Success Stories.
Financial abuse, while less commonly understood, is one of the most powerful methods of keeping a survivor trapped in an abusive relationship and deeply diminishes the victim’s ability to stay independent after leaving an abusive partner. Research indicates that financial abuse occurs in 99% of domestic violence cases.
The Next Step Economic Empowerment Program (“Next Step”) helps survivors of domestic abuse identify their barriers, as well as their career goals to assist them in attaining financial independence through educational and vocational training, as well as other supports.
This past year, Hope’s Door had 58 clients participate in the program. Thank you for celebrating these participants with us!