Economic Empowerment Grants Presentation - June 30, 2015
June 23, 2015
Tuesday, June 23, 2015 617-212-7571, firstname.lastname@example.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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