Financial Abuse, Not So Obvious
“If I limped onto the court, you’d notice.
If I had black eyes and broken bones, you’d notice.
If I had marks on my arms and fear in my voice, you’d notice.
It’d be easy to see that I need help, to know something was wrong.
But what about the abuse you can’t see?”
– Serena Williams Allstate Foundation Purple Purse Ambassador
Financial abuse is an invisible weapon used in 99% of domestic violence cases, which is why Fayette Cares has teamed up with the Allstate Foundation and tennis champion Serena Williams to raise awareness of financial abuse with the Purple Purse economic empowerment curriculum.
“I’m proud to speak up for women who can’t use their voices and let them know we’re working to end the cycle of abuse,” Williams said in a statement. She lends her voice to show how abusers control victims by limiting spending, access to bank accounts and job opportunities, and ruining credit.
By teaching others to recognize signs of domestic and financial abuse and how to move towards personal and financial security, Fayette Cares will help change lives.
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