"Now I know how to manage my money, and that was one of the biggest things."
October 18, 2016
Doorways creates pathways out of homelessness, domestic violence and sexual assault leading to safe, stable and empowered lives. The women and families we serve have suffered years of abuse, control and instability, leaving them unfamiliar with how to manage their finances. Along with poor financial management skills, clients also come to our programs with debt. They are often challenged by low self-esteem, depression and feelings of guilt and fear, leading to a lack of empowerment over their finances.
How Doorways Helps
Doorways’ Financial Independence Track (FIT) addresses those issues with concrete, practical financial education that teaches money management and financial decision-making skills. The specially-trained FIT Counselors empower clients to manage their daily finances, gain control over their debt and create a financial safety plan. FIT helps to increase the cumulative wealth of our families through enhanced earnings, entitlement program maximization, debt reduction and cost savings. Doorways’ Financial Counselors work with clients from our shelters and housing program to ensure a continuum of care and support. Financial Counselors also help create pathways to employment for our clients.
$2,000 can provide 1 full year of comprehensive financial counseling for a survivor or family building independence and self-sufficiency
$105 can provide 3 individualized, one-on-one financial counseling sessions for a survivor or a family
$55 can provide an initial meeting with a financial counselor, including a financial risk assessment