-Life is for thriving, not just surviving-
Often when people think of domestic abuse, they think of verbal abuse and physical violence, but one of the most common and unseen forms of abuse is financial abuse.
Studies have shown that 99 percent of all domestic abuse situations contain some form of financial abuse, meaning the abuser has control over the victim's finances or ability to work.
The effects of financial abuse can be devastating to the victim who not only has to deal with the feelings of inadequacy and uncertainty, but often goes without food or other necessities because they have no money. Many who leave their abuser face poverty and homelessness.
DOVE Center's mission is "to empower survivors of domestic violence and sexual assualt through education and resources to increase safety and promote healing from trauma." Those resources include access to financial health classes, life skills, and much more.
DOVE has set a goal of raising $10,000 to empower more survivors to thrive by providing these life-saving services. You can help by donating to our Purple Purse Challenge.
Together we can all be part of the solution.