In addition to Sexual Assault Awareness Month, April was also Financial Literacy Month. In honor of that, we want to share how improved financial literacy and economic stability can help victims find safety from an abusive relationship.
Research shows financial stability as the leading indicator of whether a victim will be able to get and stay safe from an abuse so it’s imperative to help domestic violence survivors with their finances.
Shelter House offers classes periodically at the residential shelter and throughout the community using a curriculum developed by All State called “Moving Ahead Through Financial Management”. The curriculum utilizes modules to increase understanding of financial abuse and how to counteract or address its effects. Topics include budgeting, insurance, identity theft, credit , banking, taxes, and resume building.
Next community class will be May 25, 2019 from 9am-11am at location TBD. For more info on it contact Ana @ 850-243-1201.
The May community class will focus on tips for purchasing a car and basic car care/maintenance. Class participants will learn how to protect their investment by becoming familiar with basic car maintenance taught by a licensed mechanic.