The Allstate Foundation funds Friendship Home’s goal of providing financial education and empowerment through our work with survivors in our emergency shelters and transitional housing programs. The Allstate Foundation’s “Moving Ahead through Financial Management Curriculum” is designed specifically to address safety and building financial security for survivors of domestic violence.
Friendship Home offers additional financial education classes and peer support groups for adults and their children. Information is provided in a safe and supportive environment. These voluntary groups cover a range of topics; domestic violence, trauma, parenting support, and strengths, providing victims with the opportunity to validate one another’s experiences, increase their knowledge of resources, and to continue on a path to safety and healing.
“I thought, well, this is my life. This is the level I’ve been at for the last several years; this is how it will be moving forward. Now I see that my situation is just temporary. I have been able to see my options and build resources. I’m getting mightier and mightier.”– Survivor