Purple Purse Financial Empowerment Program and Helping Hands Grant Make Life-Changing Services Possible
Studies show that 99% of all domestic violence situations include financial abuse, making it difficult for victims to break free and stay free from abusive relationships. To take down this barrier to safety, Fayette Cares has partnered with the Tennessee Coalition to End Domestic and Sexual Violence and will receive an Allstate Foundation grant to initiate the Purple Purse Financial Empowerment program.
Purple is the color for domestic violence awareness and the purse is symbolic of a woman’s finances. The program will help raise awareness about the signs of domestic and financial abuse, and how to move towards personal and financial security. Fayette Cares will offer workshops teaching budgeting skills, credit development and repair, managing a bank account, and more. With a focus on short-term and long-term financial stability, victims will be empowered to escape violence and establish stable homes for themselves and their children.
Allstate also recently awarded Fayette Cares a Helping Hand Grant in recognition of Allstate Personal Financial Representative Kenneth Bowley’s volunteer efforts. Bowley is working hard to earn more funding for Fayette Cares and is enlisting other agents to grow the donation. With such strong support for the life changing work of Fayette Cares, Allstate is truly bringing out the good in our community.
To learn more or get involved in the Fayette Cares financial empowerment program, call (901) 465-3802 x 221 or email info@FayetteCares.org.