Allstate Foundation Purple Purse Flash Fundraiser
The Purple Purse Flash Fundraiser is taking place in April during Financial Literacy Awareness Month because most victims of domestic violence remain in or return to an abusive relationship as a result of financial abuse. That could mean a victim is not allowed to secure employment or have access to a credit card or cash, making it difficult for her to become financially independent. Your support can help change this.
Monday, April 17 at 12:00PM – Tuesday, April 24, 2018 at 1:59PM
Here’s how you can help: Donate & Join our Team! Share this with your friends, colleagues and your family!
SAVE THE DATE!
9th Annual Benefit For The Montgomery County Family Justice Center
Save the date for a great evening benefiting an even greater cause!
Never has “strength in numbers” been more essential than in stopping domestic violence. Since opening in 2009, the Montgomery County Family Justice Center has helped more than 8,000 victims and their families become survivors.
DATE: Sunday, October 21, 2018
TIME: 5:00pm – 8:30pm
The 8th Annual Benefit For The Montgomery County Family Justice Center was a Huge Success!
The MCFJC Foundation, aware that victims of domestic violence are a vulnerable population who are oftentimes financially underserved and underbanked, is working with a local financial institution on a special project to help FJC clients (many of whom have never had access to any money of their own!) develop financial literacy and financial capacity.
To learn more about our Financial Literacy Program click here to contact us.
- Why financial independence is critical
- How financial independence helps break the intergenerational cycle of violence
- How do I learn how to budget?
- Interactive discussions and Q & A events for parents and middle and high school students around the issue of financial literacy
- Selecting a bank or credit union that will be best for you
- How to open an account
- Establishing your own credit (or credit repair!
- Saving – no matter how small!
- Keeping your banking information safe
What is a Family Justice Center?
The Montgomery County Family Justice Center is one of only approximately 40 centers located in the United States and other countries. The concept is to create a family-friendly environment in which a multi-disciplinary team of professionals works together in one, centralized location to provide coordinated services to victims of family violence.
Prior to the Center’s opening in Montgomery County, victims of domestic violence would have to visit as many as 20 different agencies to receive vital services and assistance. With victims often escaping their situations with only the clothes on their back and no transportation, this made an already challenging situation nearly impossible.
The mission of the MCFJC Foundation is two-fold: we support the work of the Montgomery County Family Justice Center by raising funds and providing services to victims of domestic violence and their children; and we raise awareness regarding the impact of domestic violence and outreach to the County’s youth to help teach about healthy relationships. A non-profit 501(c)(3) corporation, The MCFJC Foundation works to help strengthen the lives of families affected by domestic violence and relationship abuse and break the cycle of violence in future generations.
We look forward to the day when the scourge of domestic violence – emotional, psychological and physical abuse – will no longer be a factor in the lives of our friends and neighbors in Montgomery County.