About the Allstate Foundation
Your work will help to stop the cycle of domestic violence and give women and children the help they desperately need."
Nearly 1 in 4 women experience domestic violence during their lifetime. And, research shows that lacking financial knowledge and resources are the main reasons why victims of domestic violence return to or remain in relationships with their abusers. This type of abuse - called economic abuse - affects tens of thousands of women each year.
Economic abuse prevents victims from acquiring, using or maintaining financial resources. Abusers employ isolating tactics such as preventing their spouse or partner from working or accessing a bank, credit card or transportation. Survivors of domestic violence and economic abuse need specialized tools and strategies to address financial challenges and plan for safe, secure futures. However, few resources exist for programs designed to assist survivors with the economic challenges they face.
That's why The Allstate Foundation is taking action. As the corporate foundation of a financial services company,we are uniquely positioned to provide survivors with financial knowledge, skills and resources. Since 2005, we have partnered with The National Network to End Domestic Violence, Inc. (NNEDV) to assist in the economic empowerment of domestic violence survivors.
A social change organization, NNEDV works to create a society in which violence against women no longer exists. Together, The Allstate Foundation and NNEDV are working to helps survivors of domestic violence build their financial skills as a way to escape abusive relationships, get safe, stay safe and thrive.