BENEFITING: YOUNG WOMENS CHRISTIAN ASSOCIATION YWCA OF KAUAI
EVENT: Purple Purse Challenge
YOUNG WOMENS CHRISTIAN ASSOCIATION YWCA OF KAUAI wrote -
Join us in making a difference. Domestic Violence crosses all boundaries and affects all. The YWCA of Kaua`i has the only Family Violence Shelter on Kaua`i. Our program offers a 24 hour hotline, counseling, referrals and advocacy, support groups, assistance with protective orders, emergency shelter and safety planning. This year we are launching another component, financial knowledge and education. Lacking financial knowledge and resources is the number one indicator of whether a domestic violence victim will stay, leave or return to an abusive relationship. The Purple Purse was chosen because a purse represents the center of a woman's financial domain and purple is the national color of domestic violence awareness. We are working together with The Allstate Foundation to campaign for more funds for our programs through this nationwide competition.