Boosting N.H. violence survivors’ bank accounts, self-esteem

August 20, 2019
Concord Monitor (NH)

The mother of three was one of nearly 1,200 participants last year in an economic empowerment program offered by the New Hampshire Coalition Against Domestic and Sexual Violence. The combination of counseling, a matched-savings program, and other support has boosted not only her bank account, but her self-esteem and ability to bounce back from setbacks.

In contrast to other programs that are limited to cities or counties, New Hampshire’s program is statewide and includes specially trained AmeriCorps members who help participants with financial safety plans and budgets and support them as the rebuild their credit and save money.

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