Enhancing Safety for Women

Jill Groblewski, Center for Policy and Family Practice
May 2013

This is a link to a paper that addresses the complex needs that domestic violence victims who live in impoverished communities often face, not the economic deprivation that can result from leaving an abusive relationship. As the pages explore,  this can be an important distinction that holds significance for providing domestic violence services to low-income women of color. Victims – particularly those who are African American women – have asked that service providers and the advocacy community figure out how to promote women’s safety while simultaneously providing holistic services that address the economic needs of both women and men in low-income communities. This paper adds to a growing body of work that is striving to answer that request.  paper also responds to advocates who are seeking more information about: social welfare programs that currently serve very low-income men and fathers; the implications of these services with regard to women and violence; and how some services for men might address an unmet need for victims and survivors.  http://www.cffpp.org/publications/Enh_Safety_May_2013.pdf