Next Door receives grant from Avon to support our Self-Sufficiency program
Avon is a major supporter of Next Door’s Self-Sufficiency Program. Their generous second-year grant of $65,000 is invaluable in our efforts to reach the most disenfranchised victims of domestic violence – those who face additional challenges due to financial abuse. Many have never learned how to budget, build credit, or responsibly take on debt. This lack of financial literacy, combined with linguistic and cultural barriers, increases the risk of poverty, hunger and homelessness if victims leave their abuser. The Self Sufficiency Program provides financial literacy and self-sufficiency individual coaching, counseling and workshops to empower victims with the skills, tools, and motivation they need to rebuild their lives. Self Sufficiency counseling and workshops address financial abuse and teach vital skills around banking basics, financial fundamentals, employment, investments, housing, government subsidies and education.