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Domestic violence impacts the lives of women and their families. The Allstate Foundation supports survivors through resources targeted to build financial independence and educates the public on how hard it is for people to leave an abusive relationship without economic resources.
Dress for Success
The mission of Dress for Success is to promote the economic independence of disadvantaged women by providing professional attire, a network of support and the career development tools to help women thrive in work and in life.
The National Center for Victims of Crime
A national resource and advocacy center for victims of crime. The site includes information on crime victim topics, safety strategies, statistics, law and public policy information, a virtual library, discussion forums, and more.
National Crime Victims' Rights Week
This link leads to information, tools and resources for the 2005 National Crime Victims' Rights Week (April 10 - 16, 2005). This year's theme is Justice Isn't Served Until Crime Victims Are
-- and 2005 marks the Silver Anniversary (25 years) of National Crime Victims' Rights Week.
The largest victim assistance provider in the country. The organization's mission is to heal wounds of violence and prevent victimization.
Second Chance Employment Services
A non-profit organization of human resource professionals whose mission is "to promote financial security for at-risk women and their dependents through comprehensive employment placement services."
Services are free of charge for Welfare beneficiaries, the abused, the elderly and other at-risk women seeking long term employment.
Soroptimist Women’s Opportunity Award
The Soroptimist Women’s Opportunity Award is a cash award designed to give women the resources they need to improve their education, skills and employment prospects. Eligible applicants must be women who provide the primary financial support for their families and who are enrolled in or have been accepted to a vocational/skills training program or an undergraduate degree program. Application deadline: December 1.
State Compensation Website Links
This link from the National Association of Crime Victim Compensation Boards is an important resource for victims of crime. For example, in Illinois, through the Attorney General's Office Crime Victims' Compensation Program (CVC), a victim of crime can be provided up to $27,000 in reimbursement for monetary losses such as medical and hospital bills -- and more.
Victim Assistance Online
An information, research, and networking resource for victim assistance specialists, professionals in related disciplines and all interested in the field of victimology. The site contains over 2000 reviewed links and is international in scope.