But one local organization, Soroptimist International of Saratoga County hasn't let that stop them. For 9 years they've worked with DVRC to offer a financial literacy program for women, Project Hope and Power. Want to know more? Just listen as Soroptimist Ieaders, Nancy Trimbur and Joan Gerhardt, speak with Look TV's David Storey about Project Hope and Power. Can a life change in 8 weeks? Well here's the feedback from two recent participants
“I enjoyed the class wholly and gained confidence to make it on my own. I learned how to better prepare myself for life without an abuser present, how to find a job, and present myself better to potential employers. The class was a wealth of useful information I will use in my life forever.“
“Because of Hope and Power I can hold my head up. Not be afraid anymore.”
So how can you help domestic violence victims become more financially stable?
- Consider joining Soroptimist of Saratoga County... they're making a difference locally and internationally.
- Donate gas cards for DVRC to provide to clients. Even $10 makes a difference for a domestic violence survivor; it can fill the gas tank so she can get to work each day until receiving that first paycheck.
- Display information in your workplace to increase awareness of domestic violence. DVRC will provide a free employer toolkit to you... just call us at 518-583-0280.