Bold Economic Advocacy (BE A) Change Project
BE A Change Project is the main project of our Economic Advocacy and Justice Program. We provide:
- Customized Technical Program Assistance;
- Training/Workshops; and,
- Creative Content and Media Production
to stengthen economic advocacy work at DV agencies and community-based orgs across North Carolina.
What started as a program focused on addressing financial abuse through financial literacy, has grown into a program focused on holistic approaches for improving the economic reality for DV victims and survivors. We are invested in helping DV agencies design and implement economic advocacy projects that support ecological and healing justice and that strengthen short- and long- term economic stability for their clients and their communities.
BEA Change Project Parts:
Understanding the Personal Finance Ecosystem
We fund financial education work with the Moving Ahead Through Financial Empowerment grant. Visit the Moving Ahead website to learn more about finncial abuse and what you can do to protect yourself , access the curriculum, and register for their free and open webinars.
Curriculums available in ENGLISH, SPANISH, FRENCH, and VIETNAMESE.
We partner with Center for Survivor Agency and Justice (CSAJ) to provide technical assistance and host advocacy trainings that help build the non-lawyer advocate toolbox for addressing consumer rights issues of DV victims and survivors. Visit CSAJ's consumer right advocacy page to learn more about their work.
Connect to one of their latest offerings: ACCESS eCourse
We are collaborating with our Prevention team to assess the public health and economic impact of access to paid family leave. Learn more about the policy-based advocacy work we're doing with NC Families Care Coalition and visit the CDC DELTA site
Financial Healing + Economic Advocacy
We produce, co-host, and lead workshops and trainings that introduce participants to economic and healing justice frameworks and practices. Check our Events Page to find news about upcoming economic advocacy-related events.
Check out our latest healing justice resource:
Empowered and In Control: 8 Tactics for Healing from Financial Abuse. A 20-page zine based on the 2-day training created in collaboration with Money Witch.
Created by FreeFrom
Trust Survivors: How to Build an Effective and Inclusive Cash Assistance Program, compiles data and stories from 1,000 survivors about how to make cash assistance work for them.
71% of survivors were not seeking support from a domestic violence or sexual assault organization when they applied for a Safety Fund grant;
53% of survivors report that they do not have any “proof” that they are a survivor (e.g., police report or restraining / protective order);
68% of survivors can’t or don’t feel safe getting a police report;
69% of survivors can’t or don’t feel safe getting a restraining / protective order;
84% of survivors would not be able to access cash assistance if they had to meet certain added eligibility requirements beyond their experience of harm.
Navigating Medical Debt
At Dollar For, our biggest effort is expressed in our Debt Forgiveness program, in which we enforce the hospital’s Charity Care policies. In order for hospitals to keep their nonprofit status, they have to have programs in place that aid families without incomes large enough to cover their medical expenses, called Charity Care.
Charity care is defined as services provided free of charge or at a substantial discount. Please consult directly with your hospital to learn more about its financial assistance policies. For consumers’ convenience, NCHA provides links to each hospital’s financial assistance policy and community benefit report here.
Connect with a community of debtors sharing tips, experiences, and strategies for debt forgiveness and cancellation.
Economic Justice in Indian Country (from NPQ)
ECONOMIC ADVOCACY RESOURCE LINKS
- Starting the Economic Conversaiton - A Guide for Advocates
- Understanding Financial Abuse (NNEDV)
- Financial Safety Planning (2017): An example of what's possible
- Consumer rights screening tool
- Consumer Finance Protection Bureau
- The Ultimate Student Loan Guide
- What's the big difference?: Financial Coach vs. Financial Planner vs. Financial Advisor
- Trust Survivors: A framework for flexible funding programs
- What is Mutual Aid (video)?
Independence Project (NNEDV) - Credit Repair through Micro Loans
The Independence Project, a credit building program of The National Network to End Domestic Violence (NNEDV), was established in partnership with Verizon and with seed funding from Thirty-One Gifts, and is supported in part by generous funding from The Allstate Foundation. Through the Independence Project, advocates and local domestic violence programs across the nation can support survivors of domestic violence in improving their credit scores through micro-lending.
- Survivors and Taxes - Frequently Asked Questions (Apr. 2020)
- 211: This hotline service from United Way connects people to local resources for support. It can answer basic questions about the CTC and direct callers to any free tax filing services.
- ChildTaxCredit.com This website features FAQs and a wonderful CTC eligibility calculator that can help people understand how much they can get from the credit.
5 Rad Economic ♥ Justice Organizations we love:
Current Funding Opportunities:
We do not have any active funding opportunities.
Allstate Moving Ahead GRANTEES: