In honor of Domestic Violence Awareness Month, the Florida Department of Financial Services, in partnership with the Florida Coalition Against Domestic Violence, has created the Your L.I.F.E. (Learn Individual Financial Empowerment) Initiative.
Your L.I.F.E. is a web-based campaign designed to empower and assist survivors of domestic violence by providing financial resources and information to raise awareness and increase financial literacy.
"It takes true courage and strength to take a stand against domestic violence and I ask Floridians to stand with me. Everyone deserves to hold their financial future in their own hands, and by empowering survivors of domestic violence to gain fiscal independence, we hope to help end financial abuse."
Jeff Atwater, Chief Financial Officer
"Economic justice and financial independence are consistently identified as top needs by survivors of domestic violence. Survivors are often faced with the devastating choice of leaving behind a home, income, benefits and economic security in exchange for seeking safety away from violent perpetrators. The Your L.I.F.E. partnership will not only promote financial literacy and economic justice, but will save lives by providing survivors with the tools they need to begin to live independently and free from violence."
Tiffany Carr, FCADV President/CEO