Strategies for Financial Independence for Surviviors of DV - Module 3 Mastering Credit Basics
Date: Wednesday, February 6
Time: 12:00 pm- 1:30 pm
Economic dependence and lack of economic options are the main reasons that victims stay with or return to an abusive partner. Survivors often have to leave behind property, housing, support networks, or employment in order to escape and be safe. Many survivors - those who have left and those still connected in some way to their abuser - are faced with considerable debt, poor credit, lack of savings, and other financial hardships, often directly due to economic abuse they have experienced. An increasing number of DV service providers are adding financial education, credit repair, debt management, tax assistance and Individual Development Accounts to the set of support services they provide.
Objectives in this module:
-Explain how to access and view a credit report.
-Identify factors that control credit report and credit score.
-Recall strategies that will help increase a credit score.
-Describe the impact of bankruptcy.
Kim Pentico of the NNEDV will continue to present the Economic Justice Curriculum and will return to present Module 3: Mastering Credit Basics in a 5 part series.
Kim has been working with and on behalf of survivors of sexual and domestic violence since 1990. She first spent over seven years working for a local domestic violence program in Kansas and another seven years at the Kansas Coalition Against Sexual and Domestic Violence (KCASDV). She also worked for the STOP Technical Assistance Project in Washington, D.C. Kim currently works as the Economic Justice Specialist with the Allstate Foundation Domestic Violence Program, which works to ensure and enhance survivor access to economic justice and safety.