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Sylvia Chinn October 1, 2018
(818) 242-4155 ext. 213
Local Individuals Engage Friends and Families to Support YWCA Glendale’s Financial Literacy Services for Domestic Violence Survivors
Glendale, CA—“Why don’t they just leave?” It’s the number one question people ask about survivors of domestic violence. And for millions of survivors in the United States, the reason they don’t leave is that they don’t have the financial resources to do so. Ninety-eight percent of women who experience domestic violence also experience financial abuse, where the abuser limits or prevents access to financial resources, like bank accounts and job opportunities—therefore threatening a woman’s self-sufficiency and financial independence.
As a 40-year provider of services for domestic violence survivors, YWCA Glendale is partnering with the Allstate Foundation to increase public awareness about financial abuse during the month of October, also known as Domestic Violence Awareness Month. As a participant of the Allstate Foundation’s Purple Purse Challenge, YWCA Glendale joins 200 organizations in a crowdfunding competition. The Challenge is split into two divisions based on operating budget, and the nonprofit in each division that raises the most money will receive a $100,000 grant.
All donations to YWCA Glendale’s Purple Purse Challenge page will fund YWCA Glendale’s life-changing services for survivors of financial abuse, including an emergency shelter, housing services, long-term supportive services, therapy, legal services, a 24-hour hotline, and community education and advocacy.
Last year alone, YWCA Glendale was able to provide over $15,000 in assistance for rental applications, utility bill assistance, furniture, appliances, and security deposits to 146 survivors facing financial hardship. This is a critical start to helping survivors build financial security and find a safe way out of their abusive situations.
Donate to YWCA Glendale’s Purple Purse Challenge at http://bit.ly/YWCApurplepurse.
Follow YWCA Glendale on Facebook and Instagram to learn more about the Challenge and ways to help YWCA Glendale win $100,000.
About the Allstate Foundation
Established in 1952, The Allstate Foundation is an independent, charitable organization made possible by subsidiaries of The Allstate Corporation. Through partnerships with nonprofit organization across the country, The Allstate Foundation brings the relationships, reputation and resources of Allstate to support innovative and lasting solutions that enhance people’s well-being and prosperity. With a focus on building financial independence for domestic violence survivors, empowering youth and celebrating the charitable community involvement of Allstate agency owners and employees, The Allstate Foundation works to bring out the good in people’s lives.
About YWCA Glendale
Founded in 1926, YWCA Glendale is dedicated to eliminating racism, empowering women and promoting peace, justice, freedom, and dignity for all. To learn more about YWCA Glendale and opportunities to volunteer, visit us at www.glendaleywca.org. Like us on Facebook at facebook.com/glendaleywca and follow us on Twitter at twitter.com/ywcaglendale. For help, call our 24-hour Domestic Violence Hotline at (888) 999-7511.