Financial Support Domestic Violence National/Global Resources
FreeFrom works to support survivors of domestic violence have sustaining income, savings and credit with which to build wealth and the resources to support individual, intergenerational and community healing. They do this by integrating financial capacity building services into the domestic violence movement, providing financial capacity building services directly to survivors through technology and removing structural obstacles to survivors’ financial security. Victims of abuse can use their Compensation Compass tool to uncover money their eligible for. Their Survivor Wealth Summit is a two-day convening, bringing together survivors, gender-based violence movement leaders and activists, asset building experts, funders, policy makers and key stakeholders to innovate, cross-pollinate, and build an ecosystem to support financial security and long-term safety for everyone.
Through their Operation: Safe Escape program they can help you, or someone you care about, safely get out of an abusive relationship when technology is being used to prevent escape. They apply the same security principles used by the military, law enforcement, and other personnel security environments to make sure you have the information you need now.
OVC was formally established in 1988 through an amendment to the 1984 Victims of Crime Act (VOCA). Its mission is to enhance the Nation's capacity to assist crime victims by providing leadership and funding on behalf of crime victims. Visit their website to find victim assistance programs in your area including compensation programs through the Crime Victim's Fund.
If you’re an American overseas, your situation is different than 99% of your fellow countrymen, and this site will be a wonderful resource for you. Among such services as case management, danger-to-safety relocation, legal consultations for mothers seeking divorce and custody, payment of initial legal retainers, housing assistance and funds to help with emergency needs such as issuing American passports, there is also a 24-hour response to emails, as well as international phone options and live chat.
RedRover helps animals rescued from disasters or neglect, domestic violence victims seeking safety with their pets, and animals with life-threatening illnesses. Their program RedRover Relief provides financial assistance, resources, and support to low-income individuals and survivors of domestic violence and their pets, so families can escape together and stay together. They also have information about alternative financial assistance programs for pets and a directory of pet-friendly shelters.
Shared Hope International is dedicated to bringing an end to sex trafficking through a three-pronged approach – prevent, restore, and bring justice through a wide variety of programs and resources. The Shared Hope International Training Center provides extensive training tools for those in the fight against sex trafficking. Delivering collaboration, advocacy, resources, and learning on juvenile sex trafficking, our tools are designed for professionals, advocates and the general public. Their Women’s Investment Network (WIN) provides women the opportunity to engage in hands-on vocational training, leadership development and job skills courses so they can achieve financial independence.
The Network is a collaborative membership organization dedicated to improving the lives of those impacted by domestic violence through education, public policy and advocacy, and the connection of community members to direct service providers. Their Centralized Training Institute (CTI) to respond to the ongoing demand for professional domestic violence prevention and intervention training in Chicagoland. The trainings conducted by CTI are designed to improve the quality of domestic violence services provided to survivors by enhancing the understanding, expertise and skill sets of community members, advocates, organizers and professionals.
The Women’s Independence Scholarship Program, Inc. is an offshoot of Doris Buffet's The Sunshine Lady Foundation. WISP offers scholarships nationally to women who have left an abusive domestic situation and who are pursuing an education designed to provide economic independence for themselves and their children.