According to The National Coalition Against Domestic Violence (NCADV), approximately one out of four women will experience some form of domestic violence during her lifetime. SAFE recognizes the need to address the economic factors that keep victims within abusive situations. According to a study funded by the U.S. Dept. of Justice, Family and Employment Consequences of Intimate Partner Violence “Recent intimate partner victimization does, indeed, show up as a risk factor for entering the labor force. Thus, it appears when compared to all who were violently victimized, those whose assaults were perpetrated by a partner are the most likely victims to seek employment after an assault. This is not surprising, given that they may need to find work as part of a strategy for becoming more independent of a violent partner.
SAFE’s community awareness initiatives increase the awareness of how domestic violence affects women on an economic level that is often overlooked. Abusers utilize power and control to restrict access to financial resources, which ultimately limits options for the abused to leave their abusive situation.
Pre-Employment Training is FREE OF CHARGE and open to all survivors of domestic violence.
Topics will include:
- RESUME CREATION
- JOB SEEKING TECHNIQUES
- INTERVIEWING SKILLS
- AND MUCH MORE!
Ongoing sessions with many dates and locations within the Metropolitan Detroit area
Call 800-757-4919 ext. 2 for training dates and locations.
Sisters Acquiring Financial Empowerment (SAFE) services are free of charge to victims of domestic violence.
Sisters Acquiring Financial Empowerment (SAFE) assists survivors of domestic violence through specialized training focused on gaining or building the skills needed to reenter the workforce, obtain higher paying positions and manage their finances through a network of shelters and domestic violence agencies and public access locations. SAFE’s training equips survivors of domestic violence with the knowledge, skills and abilities needed to end the cycle of economic abuse, while maintaining their personal safety.