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THE STORY:

Financial education was once seen as the “icing on the cake” when and if there was funding to provide the services. Today, financial education is known to be the core service needed to help domestic violence victims move forward from abuse. However, funding is often scarce for this vital need. Below are true stories for supportive evidence that financial education and services are critical for domestic violence victims to become survivors. “Joan” received a bus ticket from the financial assistance service of the YWCA Economic Solutions (YES) programs to get to NYC to obtain her passport and green card because her perpetrator had taken hers so she would have to depend on him. Because she was able to receive the needed transportation to obtain these documents, she was able to move forward and begin working again to build her own financial sustainability, remain safe from her perpetrator and to eliminate deportation.“Jeneava” was staying in a dv shelter and needed to obtain her birth record in order to obtain housing that she applied for. She was able to get assistance from the YWCA Economic Solutions (YES) programs to fill out records online from another state and provided the necessary fees to get her birth record sent to her. Jeneava was able to get into safe housing with her children and settle in a safe place free from abuse.“Debbie was so pleased that she was provided the tools from the YWCA Economic Solutions (YES) programs to help keep her budget planning a reality. Debbie had said that people often provide the education but neglect to provide the tools so that she can follow through. When people have access to financial tools they are more willing to take action and fulfill their financial goals. Having the tools eliminates a barrier to follow through and increases confidence and initiative to pursue the expected outcome.“Jessica” completed an Action Plan through the YWCA Economic Solutions (YES) programs. She said that without the tangible plan in front of her to read daily she wouldn’t have taken the initiative to follow through and obtain her goals. She was able to purchase a condo (done), buy a better running car (done) and get a higher paying job (done). She says she will write a new action plan because she feels so accomplished and empowered to not only remain free from abuse but to also be independent and financially stable.“Lisa” received credit counselling from the YWCA Economic Solutions (YES) program and was able to save money, move into an apartment away from her abuser, increase her income, manage her student loans, and ultimately purchase her own home.Financial literacy, education and tools are a core need for victims of domestic violence to leave their abuser and remain free from dependence on them. Imagine being dependent on someone else for your well-being, not because you can’t work but because your partner harasses you at work and gets you fired. Perhaps you work, but your partner takes your money and gives you an allowance which isn’t even enough to get your essential needs or to fill the cupboards. You feel shame and embarrassed to ask for more because your partner makes you feel like you don’t know how to manage money.By donating right now, you will help women get the financial services they need to feel confident that they too can live a financially sustainable life independent from their abuser.

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To This Fundraiser

$755

MONEY RAISED
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  • Renee Jahn

    $50

  • Sarah Stotz

    $50

  • Laura Doyle

    $25

  • SHEP

    $100

  • Neil & Barbara Chase

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Nancy Flanders

     

  • Crystal Doolity-Mills

     

  • Vicki Barber

    $50

  • Terry and Charlie Feathers

    $100

  • dawn

    $25

  • Natasa Dugandzic

    $100

  • Holly Yanyoast

    $20

  • Yuvette R Wayman

    $25

  • Beverly F Skoll

    $50

  • Tiffany Potter

    $15

  • Molly Frisicano

    $10

  • Leahanna Pelish

    $10

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The Team: $755 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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YWCA Northeastern NY

Amount Raised

$175

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Lauren Trunko Jarrard

Amount Raised

$150

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Wendi Gapczynski-Bekkering

Amount Raised

$125

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Debra Chase

Amount Raised

$100

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Tamara Flanders

Amount Raised

$50

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Xier Zhao

Amount Raised

$50

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Patty Pollard

Amount Raised

$40

Donor Comments

Leahanna Pelish

Leahanna Pelish

DONATION: $10

15 hours ago

Molly Frisicano

Molly Frisicano

DONATION: $10

15 hours ago

Tiffany Potter

Tiffany Potter

DONATION: $15

15 hours ago

Beverly F Skoll

Beverly F Skoll

DONATION: $50

16 hours ago

Yuvette R Wayman

Yuvette R Wayman

DONATION: $25

16 hours ago

Holly Yanyoast

Holly Yanyoast

DONATION: $20

16 hours ago

Natasa Dugandzic

Natasa Dugandzic

DONATION: $100

5 days ago

dawn

dawn

DONATION: $25

7 days ago

Terry and Charlie Feathers

Terry and Charlie Feathers

DONATION: $100

The YWCA gave me safe haven years ago when I needed help. Can't thank them enough! 1 week ago

Vicki Barber

Vicki Barber

DONATION: $50

Keep doing what you're doing YWCA of Schenectady - you are improving lives every day! 2 weeks ago