The Domestic Violence Network has teamed with The Julian Center for the Allstate Purple Purse Challenge. All money received during this challenge will go toward the Self Sufficiency Fund for the Circle Leaders.
Poverty, when coupled with domestic abuse, can lead many victims to feel trapped and unable to escape the cycle of violence. The Circles® of Support initiative offers a promising and sustainable path towards creating self-sufficiency in families. This program is designed to help survivors of domestic violence transition out of poverty and inspire communities to participate in finding long-term solutions to poverty while building circles of support and friendship around the families in need.
Survivors of domestic violence will complete a sixteen week course using the Getting Ahead in a Just-Gettin’ By World curriculum through which they will evaluate their lives, learn unwritten cultural rules regarding employment and financial prosperity, and develop the life skills necessary to survive and flourish in society. After completing the Getting Ahead™ training, client participants will be matched with 2 to 4 allies (volunteers from the community) who will encourage them as they transition out of poverty by joining together in a Circle of Support.