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"Throughout the years being an active member of Jane Doe Inc. has given me the opportunity to participate in many activities to raise awareness about domestic violence and sexual assault, as well as the opportunity to improve my professional skills attending trainings and webinars. The tremendous impact we make as part of the Jane Doe coalition is unmeasurable for every agency, advocate, client and community member." ~ Claudia Segura - JDI Coalition Member and Advocate

Economic Empowerment Grants Presentation - June 30, 2015

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                                                               Contact: Toni Troop
Tuesday, June 23, 2015                                                                           617-212-7571, ttroop@janedoe.org

JANE DOE INC. HELPS SURVIVORS OF SEXUAL AND DOMESTIC VIOLENCE PURSUE EDUCATION,
JOB TRAINING AND SMALL BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES 

WITH SUPPORT FROM THE ALLSTATE FOUNDATION

WHAT:   Jane Doe Inc. will present the 2015 Economic Empowerment Grants totaling $10,000 to 11 sexual and domestic violence agencies on behalf of 14 survivors from across the Commonwealth. Funding for these grants was made possible with support from The Allstate Foundation. Since 2012, Jane Doe Inc. has distributed 41 grants totaling $30,000 in Massachusetts to demonstrate how even a small investment of cash can result in enormous positive change in the lives of survivors and their families.  Download descriptions of the grantees.

WHO:    Lt. Governor Karyn Polito will speak along with Julia Reusch, Communications Manager at The Allstate Foundation; Alayna Van Tassel, Deputy Treasurer, Executive Director Office of Economic Empowerment; Debra J. Robbin, Executive Director at Jane Doe Inc.; Amarely Oliver, Director of Domestic Violence Services and Transitional Housing Program, YWCA Central Massachusetts; Becca Bradburd, Operations Director, Elizabeth Freeman Center; Two Survivors; and Representatives from recipient agencies will be in attendance to accept grant awards.

WHEN:   Tuesday, June 30, 2015 at 9:30am.

WHERE:  Worcester Chamber of Commerce,446 Main Street, Worcester, MA, 01608

WHY:     Victims of sexual and domestic violence experience many hardships when it comes to their economic stability and independence.  One form of domestic violence is financial abuse that can result in ruined credit scores, inability to pay for training and education, and limited experience managing finances.  Survivors who experience sexual assault or stalking while in high school and college are more likely to drop out and have difficulty completing coursework, disrupting their educational plans and impacting their long-term earning potential.

Debra J. Robbin, JDI’s Executive Director, said, “Through this grant program, we can help our member programs support survivors in their communities envision a different future and move forward on their journey towards financial stability and self-sufficiency.”

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