This is discussion about Building Security through Assets and Financial Education, a savings program helping survivors of domestic violence BSAFE..
Thank you for the opportunity to share our program with you! Please feel free to contact me with any questions, suggestions or concerns. If you'd like more information on this program, please visit: http://www.mtbsafe.org.
Defeating economic abuse is a priority in two of Montana's communities: Helena and Missoula. An abuser often uses financial power, or economic abuse, as a means to control the victim. Economic abuse can mean the abusive partner controls all the money or will not allow the victim to work, get an education or learn about personal finances. Bankruptcy, garnishment, ruined credit and identity theft are some of the results of economic abuse. A lack of financial education, little access to consumer protections, and no economic opportunities are deterrents for victims hoping to escape abusive relationships. Economic abuse is a threat to the safety and economic self-sufficiency of domestic violence victims. BSAFE helps survivors to combat their financial difficulties in an inclusive method: asset-development. Assets give survivors the tools to regain healthy financial lifestyles.
a wonderful cause...
Great job Caitlin! You make us Montanans proud. Tammy Hatfield
I am thrilled that Caitlin and the BSAFE Program are receiving this important recognition.
Caitlin's passion for the BSAFE Program is contagious. As a result she has been able to create an Advisory Council of community leaders and advocates who share her commitment and vision for the BSAFE Program in Missoula.
BSAFE's focus on asset development as a vehicle for empowerment provides survivors of domestic violence an opportunity to transform their lives.
Very impressed! Hope I completed the voting properly (website a bit confusing....) The best of luck.
Great Falls Teachers FCU
On behalf of the National Credit Union Foundation, we support your innovative efforts to provide solutions to the financial issues that too often force battery victims to return to their abusers. Congratulations on your well-deserved recognition!
- Steve Bosack
National Credit Union Foundation