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Economic Empowerment Project

New York State Coalition Against Domestic Violence Domestic's Economic Empowerment Project, is funded by Moving Ahead Financial Empowerment Grant through Allstate Foundation (Purple Purse) and National Network to End Domestic Violence (NNEDV). NYSCADV distributes the funding among two selected domestic violence service providers in New York State. As a part of this grant, the NYS coalition provides financial empowerment training, webinars, and resources to domestic violence service provider programs of New York State.

What Is Financial Abuse?

Financial abuse is a tactic used by abusers to control victims by preventing access to money or other financial resources. It often begins small and progresses over time. It's like other forms of abuse — it aims to gain power and control.

It might include:

  • Controlling how money is spent
  • Withholding money or “giving an allowance”
  • Withholding basic living resources, medication or food
  • Not allowing a partner to work or earn money
  • Stealing a partner's identity, money, credit or property *

* Moving Ahead Through Financial Management Curriculum. 

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