98% of domestic violence survivors experience economic abuse
We provide economic empowerment resources and tools to support survivors in creating sustainable pathways to economic safety and freedom
In 98% of domestic violence cases, economic abuse occurs and is often the main reason survivors stay or return to abusive partners.
Establishing economic security and stability is an integral part of providing holistic care to our clients and an essential part of a survivor’s healing process. Our goal is to survivors of domestic violence and homeless families in reclaiming what was lost as a result of the abuse they experienced.
Common signs of financial abuse include:
How We Help
We believe financial independence is key to helping survivors build safer, more sustainable lives for themselves and their families. The Economic Empowerment Program at URI works with survivors to create short- and long-term financial plans with clients, equipping survivors with the resources to gain and maintain control over their financial futures.
Our program provides clients with career and financial workshops through trauma-informed and anti-oppressive lens. In addition to workshops, our program offers the following services:
URI’s Economic Empowerment Center will offer survivors state-of-the-art technology, an on-site mechatronics lab, and career exploration tools like Occupational Information Network (O*NET). The Center will be uniquely focused on preparing youth for jobs of the future in technology and other high-growth industries to counter intergenerational cycles of poverty.
In order to provide the best services to our clients, we seek partners from a variety of different types of companies and organizations to expand our reach. We are currently building our network of employer partnerships, training provider partnerships, internship opportunities, and apprenticeship opportunities.
For more information or to partner with URI’s Economic Empowerment Program, please contact our team at firstname.lastname@example.org.