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Avon Foundation for Women: Domestic Violence Survivor Empowerment Program

Deadline: September 19, 2014

The Avon Foundation launched its Avon Domestic Violence Survivor Empowerment Program in 2010 to fund full-time Economic Empowerment Coordinators in U.S. domestic violence service agencies. The goal is to provide domestic violence survivors with the critical resources and economic empowerment tools necessary to develop self-sufficiency. Examples of successful programs are those that:

  • Demonstrate serving or the opportunity to serve a significant volume of clients who seek comprehensive case management support;
  • Have developed and sustained community support linkages to programs and organizations that will enhance client outcomes; and
  • Incorporate effective client mentoring programs in addition to core services already provided.

The Domestic Violence Survivor Empowerment Coordinator will serve as the key service provider within the agency setting to provide training, resources, and economic self-sufficiency support services for domestic violence survivors and other appropriate agency staff. Performance requirements for the Coordinator include, but are not limited to:

  • Evaluate survivors’ self-sufficiency needs and assist in developing short and long-term goals
  • Develop and provide tailored financial literacy programs, both for individuals and for group workshops/trainings
  • Provide managed referrals for job training and employment opportunities
  • Design and implement on-site programs including resume preparation, interviewing techniques, computer office skills/programs, English as a Second Language, etc…
  • Provide educational (high school equivalency, vocational and higher education) planning and assistance with scholarship resource identification
  • Implement interactive personal empowerment workshops featuring professional/educational trainers, community leaders, and mentors
  • Develop linkages and expedited referral processes for government and private sector need-based programs to help domestic violence clients navigate state systems and avoid barriers to successful outcomes

Amount: Up to 25 grants of $65,000 each will be awarded.

Eligibility: U.S.-based operating or developing Family Justice Centers or domestic violence agencies that offer a significant number of co-located services to victims and their families.

Linkhttp://www.avonfoundation.org/grants/domestic-violence/

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