The Allstate Foundation is committed to learning
and publicizing more information surrounding this national crisis.
For example, The Allstate Foundation National Poll on Domestic
Violence revealed that approximately 6 out of 10 respondents
agree that the lack of money and a steady income is often a
challenge faced by survivors of domestic violence when leaving
their abusers. This staggering statistics is why The Allstate
Foundation spends money and time to determine more ways we can help
domestic violence survivors on their path to financial freedom.
Measuring results. Recently,
the Rutgers University School of Social Work
conducted a national evaluation and exploratory study of The
Allstate Foundation's Moving Ahead through Financial Management
The results showed:
- 94% of survivor-respondents were no longer living with their
- 89% continued to utilize the curriculum after 6 months.
- 92% agreed that the curriculum was helpful.
The Allstate Foundation and Rutgers University
are currently working on a new phase of research that will examine
the impact of financial literacy programs on those experiencing
abuse. The final results are expected in 2013.
Mapping the landscape. Each year the National
Network to End Domestic Violence (NNEDV), an Allstate Foundation
partner, conducts a one-day, unduplicated count of adults and
children seeking domestic violence services in the US. NNEDV's
annual Census documents the number of individuals who sought
services, the types of services requested, the number of service
requests that went unmet because of lack of resources, and the
issues and barriers that domestic violence programs are facing as
they strive to provide services to victims of domestic violence.
Read the full 2010 National Census of Domestic Violence
NNEDV's 2010 National Census of Domestic Violence Services found
- 70,648 domestic violence victims were served in the one-day
- More than 80 percent of local domestic violence programs
reported an increased demand for their services while nearly the
same number reported decreases in funding.