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Stop Financial Abuse Project

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THE STORY:

Financial abuse occurs in 98% of abusive relationships. It often starts from a place of trust that allows an abuser to gain sole control of the couple’s finances. This can quickly spiral into a crisis situation, where a victim has no knowledge of or input into how money is spent and no access to family accounts - or even to her own paycheck. Just as often, an abuser uses his access to a victim's personal information to obtain credit cards and loans in her name without her knowledge. These actions can have devastating effects on the victim's finances.

While physical, emotional, and other forms of abuse may motivate a domestic violence victim to leave her abuser, research shows that the inability to support herself and her children due to financial abuse is one of the top reasons why victims remain in or return to abusive relationships. For more information on financial abuse, please visit www.nylag.org/AbuseisAbuse.

The availability of free legal assistance for victims of financial abuse is extremely limited. The few nonprofit agencies that focus on legal services for victims of domestic violence, including NYLAG, specialize in helping victims secure orders of protection, child support, custody, and divorce – provided by attorneys trained in Matrimonial & Family Law. These attorneys, while critical to stabilizing a victim's situation, are not able to resolve the often intertwined financial issues.

With your support, we can confront financial abuse head on. NYLAG's Stop Financial Abuse Project will employ attorneys trained in complex areas of consumer, financial, housing and employment law who will help victims repair the damage caused by their abusers and take proactive steps to establish economic security. This will include ending harassment by debt collectors through negotiations and, when necessary, representation in court to reduce or erase debt; fighting landlord and employment discrimination; and repairing credit destroyed by an abuser.

Share this campaign and the accompanying video to help raise public awareness of the reality of financial abuse.

Our goal is to help 100 women in one year, at a cost of $500 per case.

Donate now and join us in the fight to end ALL forms of abuse against women.

$500 will change one woman's story.

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To This Fundraiser

$8,249

MONEY RAISED
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  • Tarik Najeddine

    $35

  • Christine Connelly

    $100

  • Anonymous NYLAGer

    $50

  • Shanna Tallarico

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $30

  • Tanya Schulman

    $100

  • Danielle Link

    $25

  • Eric Rubenstein

    $250

  • Sam Wachtel

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • GARIEL N.

    $50

  • Tamar

    $25

  • Anonymous

     

  • DAVID & DONNA SULTANIK

    $50

  • Karen

    $75

  • Nina Dubin

    $30

  • Rebecca Hing

    $20

  • Erin Nalbandian

    $40

  • India

    $50

  • Lisa Poris

    $30

  • Krivicka Family

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Kim Susser

    $50

  • Rhonda J. Panken, Esq.

    $15

  • Rick Rand

    $100

  • Kelly Brennan

     

  • Deborah Berkman

    $250

  • Sarah & Dennis McGill

     

  • Drs. Richard Weiss and Elizabeth Auchincloss

     

  • SAS~Support and Solutions for Women

    $20

  • Jackie & Phil Taggart

    $100

  • Hannah Pennington

    $10

  • Emily and Eric Boucher

    $50

  • Anya Emerson

    $50

  • Rick and Bonnie Fox

    $50

  • coakleys

    $25

  • cam 2

    $10

  • Lauren

    $15

  • Anonymous

    $15

  • Fo-Ching Lu

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $15

  • Anonymous

    $30

  • Lisa Stahl

    $50

  • John Parker

    $10

  • anonymous

    $25

  • Mei Chin

    $30

  • Tsivia Finman

    $10

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Rita McLennon

    $50

  • Barbara Salmanson

    $100

  • Claire Gutekunst

     

  • Clare Talbot & Ansar Fayyazuddin

    $15

  • Cheryl Governale

    $25

  • Steve Bocknek

     

  • Laurie Hoffman

    $18

  • Judy Taylor

    $30

  • Laurie Meltzer Bandremer

    $18

  • Rachel rothschild

    $25

  • k catlett

     

  • Mrs. Molly Resnick

    $10

  • Jacquelyn Tallarico

    $30

  • Matty

     

  • Anonymous

    $10

  • Kermit the Dog

    $100

  • Haim Schlick

    $100

  • Colin Furness

    $10

  • Marcus Family

    $20

  • Ilan Millo

    $100

  • Salomeia Schlick

    $100

  • GFox

    $20

  • Dominic Tallarico

    $30

  • CrowdRise

    $20

  • Sondra Travers

    $100

  • CrowdRise

    $20

  • The Eventovs

     

  • CrowdRise

    $20

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Malisa Chokshi

     

  • CrowdRise

    $20

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Pamela Wohl

     

  • Anonymous

    $75

  • CrowdRise

    $20

  • Robyn Stimac

     

  • The Curtis Family

    $80

  • Merritt B

    $25

  • The Darvil Family

    $25

  • CrowdRise

    $20

  • Kathy Garson Frank

     

  • Eric S. Medina, Esq.

     

  • Martha Mendelsohn

    $50

  • A FirstTimeUpperWestSide meetup mom

    $10

  • S Cimino

    $25

  • Jason Schnittker

    $10

  • Joshua Winterfield

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $150

  • Harvey & Jo-Ann WInterfield

    $100

  • Bruce W. Slane

    $200

  • Mario Gutierrez

    $50

  • Matthew and Deanna

    $100

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16% Raised of $50,000 Goal

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The Team: $8,249 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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camilla jenkins

Amount Raised

$2,045

 

409% Raised of $500 Goal

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Shanna Tallarico

Amount Raised

$1,500

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Merritt Birnbaum

Amount Raised

$1,000

 

100% Raised of $1,000 Goal

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daphne schlick

Amount Raised

$980

 

82% Raised of $1,200 Goal

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Elissa Lubin Devins

Amount Raised

$835

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Yisroel Schulman

Amount Raised

$619

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Kim Susser

Amount Raised

$495

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phyllis brochstein

Amount Raised

$275

Donor Comments

Matthew and Deanna

Matthew and Deanna

DONATION: $100

Sorry it's taken us so long to donate to such a great cause. 3 years ago

Mario Gutierrez

Mario Gutierrez

DONATION: $50

For all the clients who I couldn't help as well as I wished I could! 3 years ago

Bruce W. Slane

Bruce W. Slane

DONATION: $200

3 years ago

Harvey & Jo-Ann WInterfield

Harvey & Jo-Ann WInterfield

DONATION: $100

Reuben and Rae Berger 3 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $150

3 years ago

Joshua Winterfield

Joshua Winterfield

DONATION: $100

3 years ago

Jason Schnittker

Jason Schnittker

DONATION: $10

3 years ago

S Cimino

S Cimino

DONATION: $25

3 years ago

A FirstTimeUpperWestSide meetup mom

A FirstTimeUpperWestSide meetup mom

DONATION: $10

3 years ago

Martha Mendelsohn

Martha Mendelsohn

DONATION: $50

3 years ago