Financial literacy program begins
October 23, 2009
The Jennifer Beach Foundation has partnered with the YWCA of South King County, Domestic Violence Services Division to create and present a Personal Finance Class for Victims of Domestic Violence. The class is intended to help participants get a better understanding of their personal finances. Teaching them how to better manage their resources helps reduce stress in the home and builds confidence in their ability to better manage other areas of their lives. The class meets for two and one half hours once a week for ten weeks. The first class that ended on June 6th had seven graduates. The second class, which had thirteen participants, graduated on November 14th, 2006. Funds for the program have been provided by the Allstate Foundation.
In addition to the YWCA program a Financial Literacy Workshop was held at the Domestic Abuse Women’s Network site on August 22nd. Follow-up sessions are being set up to assist clients hoping to learn more about Credit Reports and how to repair past credit history problems.
The Jennifer Beach Foundation has also commenced discussions with Eastside Domestic Violence Program (EDVP) in Bellevue, WA to offer a program similar to the Personal Finance Class now being offered at the YWCA.