We help survivors build financial independence by providing resources to local domestic violence programs.

Financial independence is key to domestic abuse survivors’ ability to live successful, violence-free lives. However, many survivors of domestic violence have limited access to income, often because abusers have deliberately destroyed their financial security. Therefore, in partnership with local programs, we work to address the unique economic needs and challenges that survivors face so they are empowered to break free of the cycle of violence. A significant portion of our Economic Empowerment work is made possible through the support the Purple Purse program of the Allstate Foundation.

Moving Ahead: Allstate Financial Empowerment Curriculum

In collaboration with the National Network to End Domestic Violence (NNEDV) the Allstate Foundation developed the “Economics Against Abuse” curriculum to empowerment survivors concerned about sustainability. It includes financial tools and information that enable survivors of domestic abuse to (1) fully understand their financial circumstances, and (2) engage in short-term and long-term planning to accomplish their personal goals.

Access the curriculum here.

Get What You Need: SSI & SSDI Recorded Webinar

Some domestic abuse survivors may qualify for benefits from Supplemental Security Income (SSI) and Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) because of violence and trauma they have experienced. In this recorded webinar, Attorney Hal Menendez will discuss the disability determination and the application and appeals process

To view and listen, CLICK HERE. You will be directed to a short survey and the link to the recorded webinar.

Select Issues Related to Property Recorded Webinar

In this recorded webinar, former Director of Justice Systems Tess Meuer provides a general overview of issues related to property, such as when and how a person can either retrieve or dispose of property left behind, and additional select property issues such as the Marital Property Act and division of debts during marriage, at divorce and at the time of death.

Click HERE to view and listen. You will be directed to a short survey and the link to the recorded webinar.

Handouts:
Property Issues Handout
Allstate Credit Module
FAQs About Property 
Retrieval and Disposal of Property Spectrum

2016 Tax Protections for Domestic Abuse Survivors Recorded Webinar

This recorded webinar discusses tax protections for domestic abuse survivors and includes information about various tax credits, specific provisions for domestic abuse survivors, claiming children as dependents during family law disputes, tax ramifications of the Affordable Care Act, and more.

To view and listen CLICK HERE. You will be directed to a short survey and link to the recorded webinar.

Handouts:

Tax Protections for Domestic Violence Survivors
Tax Information for Survivors of Domestic Abuse
Life Changes and the Premium Tax Credit
WI Tax Flier
Immigrant Tax Information

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Homicide Prevention
Extensive research into domestic violence homicides has revealed certain indicators that are more predictive of experiencing future lethal or near-lethal domestic violence. End Abuse engages Wisconsin communities in homicide prevention by providing ongoing opportunities for Wisconsin communities to receive training...
Public Policy Advocacy
End Domestic Abuse Wisconsin mobilizes advocates, survivors and concerned individuals to make policy changes that will support survivors and help end domestic violence.
Prevention
We envision promising prevention strategies that work with people and systems to challenge gender, race, and class stereotypes and oppressive norms while defining new ways to be a more positive, equitable, and just society.
Outreach to Underserved Communities
End Domestic Abuse WI has a long history of supporting underserved and under-represented communities - including communities of color, those in later life, the LQBTQI+ community, people with disabilities, children and youth, immigrants and refugees, and tribal communities - in...
Legal Services
Our legal team is a leader in educating advocates, attorneys, judges and others on the best responses to domestic abuse. In addition, we advocate for changes in laws and legal practices to improve the legal system for survivors.
Human Trafficking Awareness
End Abuse provides resources, training and technical assistance to programs serving domestic violence survivors, including survivors of human trafficking. Sex trafficking survivors face unique challenges to recovery and safety.
Engaging Youth
The children and youth program offers training, information, and resources for those working with youth. Also providing leadership opportunities for teens to develop skills they can use to educate their peers.
Coordinated Community Response
For CCR and other DV/SA-focused multidisciplinary teams seeking to improve their community's response to domestic violence, sexual violence, and other forms of oppression.

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