For survivors of domestic violence, the largest barrier to leaving and achieving self-sufficiency is financial insecurity.

Financial Abuse is Domestic Abuse.

Oftentimes, abusers limit access to finances, forbid victims from holding jobs, and discourage the pursuit of education. Therefore, many survivors lack the job skills, employment history and financial management tools needed to free themselves from dependency on the abuser.

99% of domestic violence survivors experience some form of financial abuse.

Financial Empowerment. Our financial empowerment program is integrated into all survivor services. This program provides financial coaching, matched savings, financial empowerment group training, and career readiness services onsite at our emergency housing. Such services pave the way for survivors to achieve economic empowerment and therefore find a more permanent place to live.

Career Development. To promote economic stability and independence, HAWC’s Career Development Program provides assistance and resources to help each client identify and work towards educational goals and/or employment. Our services include skills assessment, training, career planning and financial assistance for education.

For more information about our Financial Empowerment and Career Development programs, call our 24-Hour Hotline.
24-Hour Hotline: 713-528-2121
TTY: 346-295-8994

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