Appropriations: Support Survivor Safety and Housing Stability
Establish an ongoing flexible financial assistance program to individuals and families recovering from domestic violence, sexual assault, and human trafficking to stabilize housing and avoid homelessness.
Financial assistance, coupled with advocacy and safety planning, has been shown in multiple studies to enable survivors to quickly and effectively achieve safety and stability after exiting violent situations.
Tools, Trainings and Resources:
- Washington State Coalition Against Domestic Violence – Flexible Financial Assistance
- Webinar- Supporting Safe Housing Stability for Survivors through Flexible Funding: https://youtu.be/fkKXjXm5CWg
- Pandemic Housing Strategy Seeks To Protect Victims Of Domestic Violence
- NY task force aims to aid pandemic-related domestic violence victims.
- Advocates Say Global COVID-19 Funding for Girls Can’t Wait
- A B.C. research project gave homeless people $7,500 each — the results were ‘beautifully surprising’
NASH also supports the appropriations recommendations set forth by the National Taskforce on Domestic to End Sexual and Domestic Violence.
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If you are in danger, please call 911, a local hotline, or the U.S. National Domestic Violence Hotline at 1-800-799-7233 and TTY 1-800-787-3224. Avoid using a computer that could be accessed by a person who may cause harm, and learn more technology safety tips.
Please note that NASH is not a direct service provider and does not provide individual counseling, crisis response, housing advocacy, or legal services. We have compiled a brief list of resources for survivors here.