Are you or a loved one trapped in an abusive relationship because you don’t see a way to financially support yourself should you leave? Are you asking yourself questions like…
How can I afford to rent an apartment? How can I afford to feed my kids? How can I create a new life if I can’t pay for it?
Abusers often use tactics of manipulative control over their victim’s finances (aka financial abuse) as a way to keep their victim isolated and fearful of leaving. Abusers may cut off access to joint bank accounts, ruin the victim’s credit, and terrify their victim into giving up their job.
However, here’s what your abuser doesn’t want you to know: you can get out, you can get to safety, and you can get money to live.
As you go about putting together your safety plan for leaving and creating a safe new existence for you and your children, please know that key financial support is available to you right now. See which of the following resources could be a good match for your needs. Read more