Economic Justice Project
Survivors tell us that not having access to enough money and resources is directly linked to their abusers' power and control. Lack of income is one of the most common reasons that battered women stay with or return to an abusive partner. The Economic Justice Project confronts the barriers that stand in the way of battered women's safety.
New at the EJP
Economic Empowerment for Survivors - one financial education class at a time
- For Advocates and Survivors: Housing Help: Protections Available for Survivors of Domestic Violence
- For Landlords: Under Your Roof: What to do about domestic violence
- Learn about a law that allows survivors to take leave from work
- Information for employers on the law that allows survivors to take leave from work
Support for Advocates
- monthly audioconferences for advocates working in welfare offices. Check our calendar.
- a listserv for welfare advocates. Contact us to sign up.
- Meetings held quarterly for all advocates with an interest in economic issues. Come to network and problem-solve. Check our calendar.
- Online Training Courses - Child Support & Domestic Violence, Home Sweet/Safe Home, Public Benefits 101, and Public Benefits for Immigrant and Refugee Survivors
This web resource is intended to support survivors and advocates to find resources and information about financial assistance and security. This site also has information about ways to use technology safely. Click here for information about managing debt and credit, budgeting tips, obtaining new identification documents, and more. GetMoneyGetSafe.org
Reports and publications
- Welfare on WorkFirst: Serving Domestic Violence Victims on Public Assistance in Washington State.
- Survivor's Perspectives on Confidentiality at DSHS
- Is it Safe to Say? Talking with DSHS about violence and Abuse
- The Role of the Advocate in Case Staffing at DSHS CSOs
- Summary of Public Assistance Programs
- How's It Going? A Day in the Life of a Domestic Violence Advocate Out-Stationed at a CSO
On child support
- Housing Help: Protections Available for Survivors of Domestic Violence
- Under Your Roof: What to do about domestic violence [for landlords]