Ohio Domestic Violence Movement
- Acknowledge that 95% of DV survivors experience financial abuse.
- Advocate for equal pay between men & women.
- Become an economic empowerment trainer.
- Develop partnerships with local banks and credit unions.
- Fight for raising the federal minimum wage.
- Create coupon collection groups.
- Teach financial literacy classes in shelters, prisons, and schools.
- Learn about and promote micro entrepreneur lending programs.
- Create safe environments to share stories about economic successes & challenges.
- Learn about and promote the Earned Income Tax Credit and free tax preparation resources.
- Learn about Individual Development Asset (IDA) programs available from the federal government.
- Investigate & calculate your own living wage and self sufficiency standard where you live.
- Become familiar with the Family Violence Option Waiver for people on TANF.
- Collaborate with job development programs to provide clean interview suits.
- Learn all the ways survivors can be eligible for crime victim's compensation.
- Learn about Lifeline, a government assistance program for qualified low-income people.
- Obtain a copy of your credit report & monitor your credit regularly.
- Learn about and promote Allstate financial literacy tools available at www.clicktoempower.org.
- Recognize that survivors may not leave abusive relationships because of finances.
- Re-imagine budgeting as a positive goal and not a chore and teach children to budget.
- Avoid judgment of survivors because of their poverty or wealth.
- Share knowledge about scholarships for survivors seeking higher education.
- Share savvy money saving tips with friends, colleagues and other survivors.
- Know the fair housing laws in your state and community.
- Learn about VAWA protections for survivors who live in federally subsidized housing.
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