Friday, March 21, 2014

Using B.O.S.S. to Empower Survivors

By Ana Chavez & Jessica Mondragon, RISE in San Louis Obispo County



On January 30, 2014, RISE staffers attended a Building Opportunities for Survivors’ Success (B.O.S.S.) training in Visalia. During the training we received tools, including folders and worksheets, which both clients and advocates can use. With the materials from the Allstate Financial Empowerment curriculum, we have been able to help build individualize case plans for each client as they work toward financial independence.

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

BOSS in Review: In Their Words



 

The Partnership’s Building Opportunities for Survivors’ Success (B.O.S.S.) Program is a regional initiative launched with support from the Allstate Foundation.

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Protecting Domestic Violence Victims in the Workplace


Partnership staff with Sen. Jackson and Carie Charlesworth at the SB 400 press conference

By Partnership staff

When Carie Charlesworth was fired from her teaching job at Holy Trinity School for being a victim of domestic violence, the nation expressed shock that being victimized at home could jeopardize your employment. Most domestic violence advocates know that it is not uncommon for victims to lose their jobs or places of residence due to the misperceptions surrounding domestic violence. An employer or landlord may think that he or she is doing the other employees or tenants a favor by evicting or firing a victim believing that this is the best means to protect all those involved. However, such actions leave survivors economically disadvantaged, and less likely to disclose their victimization and ask for help.

Monday, May 20, 2013

At WEAVE, Inc. Clients Get Sound Financial Advice



By Nance O'Day

Teen Room at WEAVE's Safehouse

Here at WEAVE we recognize that two primary reasons survivors remain with their abusers, or return to them, is that they have no funds of their own and cannot afford housing. Nearly all have suffered from financial abuse and have had no say in how income is used or any access to resources.

Thursday, April 25, 2013

Finding Financial Independence in the My Sister’s House “Women to Work” Program

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By Nilda Valmores, Executive Director

My Sister’s House is the Central Valley’s only domestic violence shelter that focuses on the needs of Asian and Pacific Islander women and their children. In recent years, we’ve noticed that the accessibility of the internet and the ease of international travel has increased the number of abusers who find their wives, girlfriends and victims in other countries. Our client May* was such a woman.

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