This post was sponsored by The Allstate Foundation as part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central and all opinions expressed in my post are my own.
Did you know that 1 in 4 women will experience domestic violence in their lifetime? That is a heartbreaking statistic! Financial abuse is involved in 99% of domestic violence cases but it is something that people rarely talk about. Together we can help get the word out and help stop financial abuse for those that need to escape an abusive situation.
In my childhood I was exposed to abusive relationships. Not only physical but emotional and financial as well. My mom was in a situation that made it very hard to leave her abuser.
The thing that made it the hardest for her to leave was the fact that she was not in charge of her own finances. It can be extremely difficult to just leave when you don’t have access to any money to take care of yourself, much less if you have kids to take care of.
Luckily, she had family that was willing to help get her out of that situation. They didn’t have a lot of money to give but they did offer up a place to stay. We were able to move into my aunt’s house while my mom got all of the financial resources she needed to get back on her feet.
There were 7 of us living in a small home but we felt safe and loved. I am forever grateful to my family for helping when they did, things could have turned out a lot differently if they hadn’t.
Not everyone is surrounded by friends and family that will step up and help. A lot of the time they are too ashamed to admit that they need help and that this is their fault. In a lot of domestic violence cases, the abuser makes it so they are cut off from friends and family in the first place.
We all can step up and help women that are in these situations even if we don’t know them personally. You can easily donate to Allstate Foundation Purple Purse.
Allstate Foundation Purple Purse helps financially empower women that are trying to leave abusive relationships by fundraising for local, state, and national organizations. They offer resources to women so that they can leave and not return to their abusers.
Any amount that you donate will have an impact on someone who needs help but you can check out Purple Purse site to see exactly how much they can get with your donation. It is also full of great resources to share if you know someone who may be suffering from financial abuse and needs help getting out.
I am so passionate about sharing Purple Purse and all the good that they are doing in our communities. My life would be drastically different if my mom wasn’t able to get out when she did.
I was taught from an early age how to be financially independent and I credit that to all of the hard work my mom put in to making a better life for her and her children.
I really wish they taught a personal finance class in high school that every student was required to take. This would make things so much easier for people when they are out in the real world. Not every parent teaches their kids about finances so they can make it on their own.
If you want to make a difference in someone’s life, please look into donating to- Allstate Foundation Purple Purse and you can also find them on Facebook and Twitter.
Giving someone the financial empowerment and resources that they need to better their lives is a gift that truly keeps on giving. Help stop financial abuse once and for all!
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