Survivors say that one of the hardest things about being abused by their intimate partner, or trying to get out and stay out, is dealing with financial troubles. Finding a decent place to live, trying to hold down a job, or get good childcare — it can seem so overwhelming.
The Allstate Foundation has created programs for survivors seeking refuge from economic abuse. Check out their Financial Empowerment Curriculum and their Education and Job Training Assistance Fund.
Verizon Wireless offers small grants to survivors of domestic violence to help with costs of business start-up
Information on eligibility for crime victim's compensation, a description of available compensation benefits, and how to receive a claim application.
New York State Department of Labor
- Domestic Violence and Unemployment Insurance Benefits: Frequently Asked Questions
User-friendly tool to assist domestic violence victims as they navigate through the unemployment insurance system.
- One-Stop Centers provides information on employment assistance.
New York State Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance (OTDA)
- Information for those on temporary assistance and food stamps. 1-800-342-3009
- Information for those Applying for Temporary Assistance at Their Local Department of Social Services