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Financial literacy is a key to self-sufficiency. Self-sufficiency is a key to independent thinking. Independence is a critical piece in providing a better chance for a domestic violence victim to leave – and not return – to an abusive relationship.
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.
The goal is to help the client become totally financial fit. Elements of the on-going program include both general understandings as well as specific “how to’s”:
- 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
To learn more click here to contact us.
When a mother flees a violent situation, she quickly takes the children and runs. Oftentimes they have only the clothes on their backs and the diaper the child (or children) are wearing. Montgomery County Family Justice Center Foundation provides immediate necessities for families seeking services at the Family Justice Center. Diapers are expensive – so we help.
And you can help too! Right now, the Family Justice Center is in dire need of diapers, particularly the larger sizes 4 and 5.
Please Help Moms & Children With Our Diaper Drive!
For only $20 you can provide a mother with a new package of diapers for her child exposed to the trauma of domestic violence.
YES, I would like to provide one, two, three new packages of diapers or more!
Donations of new diapers can also be delivered directly to the Family Justice Center. We are in particular need of larger sizes.
Family Justice Center
Monday – Friday 9:00am – 5:00pm
600 Jefferson Plaza, Ste 500
Rockville, MD 20852
Checks can be mailed to:
PO Box 10692
Rockville, MD 20849
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 to support the important work of the Montgomery County Family Justice Center. A non-proft 501(c)(3) corporation, The MCFJC Foundation works to help strengthen the lives of families affected by domestic violence and relationship abuse.
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.