The mission of the Michigan Coalition to End Domestic & Sexual Violence is just that, to end domestic and sexual violence.
Domestic violence uses a partner's vulnerability to keep them in the abusive relationship. And in almost every case of domestic violence, that includes financial abuse and exploitation.
DV shelters provide temporary housing. Legal aid programs help with divorce and custody proceedings. But for 99% of domestic violence survivors, what comes next can include financial barriers to rebuilding their lives.
Medical professionals and counselors help to heal the physical and emotional wounds from domestic abuse. Our Domestic Violence Recovery Microloans program likewise helps repair and rebuild credit after a survivor experiences the long-lasting injuries that come from financial abuse.
By partnering with the MIchigan State University Federal Credit Union and domestic violence advocates across Michigan, our statewide nonprofit organization has created a microloans program for survivors that includes financial education and tools to break free from an abusive partner.
Your generous donation allows us to give a handup, not a handout, to domestic violence survivors. Funds raised by MCEDSV during the Purple Purse Campaign contribute to our services to survivors each year, including the administration of the microloans program and its financial literacy course.