BENEFITING: Ywca Tri-county Area
ORGANIZER: Ywca Tri-county Area
As a survivor of domestic violence, this fundrasier event holds very dear to my heart. Helping to educate not just women and men about domestic violence is extremely important, but really reaching the youth and helping them as well as those around them understand the effects of being exposed to or experience domestic violence has been a platform of mine for some years now. I have learned, since my near deadly encounter with domestic violence, that educating others is not enough, sometimes we need to empower others to get the strength, courage, and finances to make a change, leave the situation, and move forward in life. Survivors of this type of violence know all too well that doing these things on your own can be overwhelming, scary, and can seem unachieveable. I challenge you to help me not only invest in programs, but invest in people.
Did you know that in the United States one in four women will be a victim of domestic violence? YWCA Tri-County Area (YWCA) is on a mission to empower women, and this year we are teaming up with the Allstate Foundation to take on the #1 contributing factor in domestic violence: financial abuse. An overwhelming 99% of victims of domestic abuse experience financial abuse, which is the primary reason most victims are unable to leave their abuser.
YWCA is raising fund to support financial literacy classes for victims of domestic violence with the Allstate Financial Empowerment curriculum. These classes will be held through our adult education and training center in Pottstown and in partnership with local direct service providers across the tri-county region.
Help fund the largest prison break in America, and #GoPurple4YW3CA!