Economic Justice Project
Survivors tell us that not having access to enough money and resources is directly linked to their abusers' power and control. Lack of income is one of the most common reasons that battered women stay with or return to an abusive partner. The Economic Justice Project confronts the barriers that stand in the way of battered women's safety.
Getmoneygetsafe.org is filled with resources and information about seeking economic assistance and security. Because this information is web-based, technology related safety and privacy issues are highlighted as well. Click here for help making ends meet, getting debt-free, staying safe at work and more.
Support for Advocates
- quarterly audioconferences for advocates working in welfare offices.
- a listserv for welfare advocates. Contact us to sign up.
- MoneyTalk webinars held quarterly for all advocates with an interest in economic issues. Come to network and problem-solve. Check our calendar.
- Online Learning Center. Look for Public Benefits 101, Child Support & Domestic Violence, Home Sweet/Safe Home, Healthy, Wealthy, & Wise, and Making Work Work.
Reports and publications
- Welfare on WorkFirst: Serving Domestic Violence Victims on Public Assistance in Washington State.
- Survivor's Perspectives on Confidentiality at DSHS
- Is it Safe to Say? Talking with DSHS about violence and Abuse
- The Role of the Advocate in Case Staffing at DSHS CSOs
- Summary of Public Assistance Programs
- How's It Going? A Day in the Life of a Domestic Violence Advocate Out-Stationed at a CSO
On child support
- Housing Help: Protections Available for Survivors of Domestic Violence
- Under Your Roof: What to do about domestic violence [for landlords]