- providing support and education for survivors of domestic violence
- consultation to the employment community on the costs and other impacts of domestic violence in the workplace as well as on best practices for managing domestic violence in the workplace
- prevention and education in Maine communities toward the goal of ending domestic violence and toward increased economic justice for all Maine residents
Please take a look at our training and education resources
- Allstate Moving Ahead Curriculum (for survivors)
- Maine Employers Against Domestic Violence (for employers and communities)
It is impossible to separate economic justice concerns from and understanding of domestic violence and safety planning.
“A complex combination of psychological, cultural, religious, familial and economic factors contribute to a victim’s decision to remain in or leave an abusive relationship. Behind fear, domestic violence victims frequently cite income, employment and financial stability as the strongest, most immediate deterrents to leaving abusive situations. The devastation of leaving a home, income, benefits and economic security behind are scenarios that all victims of domestic violence must overcome, regardless of their education, job skills and personal earning potential, if they are to care for their families and live more safe and secure lives.
The struggles of victims and survivors of domestic violence for economic empowerment reverberate throughout every community in this nation. Survivors and current victims of domestic violence are over-represented in the welfare population and many women and children are homeless because of domestic violence.” (The Allstate Foundation http://www.clicktoempower.org/domestic-violence-facts)
We are grateful to The Allstate Foundation, The Maine Department of Labor, The Maine Women’s Fund, Bath Iron Works and The Verizon Foundation for their generous support of these efforts.