Financial Empowerment

The number one reason people stay in abusive relationships is because they are financially dependent on their abusers. It’s not as simple as, ‘Why don’t you just leave?’ According to The Allstate Foundation, abusers use financial abuse as a tactic to control their partners and make them feel alone. It can begin subtly and usually progresses over time. Continue reading below to learn the signs of financial abuse and how to access resources!

Thank you to The Allstate Foundation for the $20,000 grant to help us create safety and security for domestic violence survivors through financial empowerment. The Allstate Foundation supports programs like DOVE Center, to provide critical services to help survivors break free and stay free from abuse.

To learn more about The Allstate Foundation and its resources, please visit

DOVE Center offers a financial empowerment class for survivors. This class covers the following topics:

  • Signs of financial abuse

  • Setting personal budgets and financial goals

  • Types of financial institutions, savings, checking accounts and interest

  • Information on credit and credit scores

  • How to fix credit and properly use credit cards

  • How to be a smart shopper and when to make large purchases

  • How to manage risk

If you are interested in DOVE Center’s Financial Empowerment Class or would like more information, please call our Outreach office at 435-628-1204. 

Allstate Foundation Resources