WHAT'S FINANCIAL PLANNING HAVE TO DO WITH DOMESTIC ABUSE?
One of the major pillars of abuse is controlling your finances and resources. This control can range from scrutinizing your every purchase to harming you if you work or use money "without permission."
Plus, not having enough money and resources may force you to keep living with or keep someone living with you who is abusive because you literally can't afford to leave or to have them leave.
All of that to say domestic abuse distorts, stunts, and limits your financial skill set, and a limited skill set in turn makes you more susceptible to domestic abuse.
But, we're here to help you defy this vicious cycle, and that's why we offer a financial planning service to you.
DO YOU WORK WITH REAL FINANCIAL PLANNERS?
We partner with our fellow Family Services program, Life Financial Solutions, to provide you with this service.
Life Financial Solutions is the area’s only local, non-profit financial counseling agency. For over 20 years, their trained, certified, and experienced financial professionals have helped hundreds of individuals and families achieve their financial dreams and well-being.
HOW CAN THIS REALLY HELP ME?
This program can work with you:
- to create a household budget,
- to navigate debt, and
- to build credit for a successful financial future
( We can even help you learn about and navigate through the bankruptcy process. )
In other words, we can help:
- Reduce your stress by helping you target financial problems and create practical, do-able solutions.
We do this by analyzing your debt, savings and spending
------and then provide you with realistic recommendations and a do-able financial action plan.