Our team at Alabaster Jar Project believes that having a well-rounded approach to healing is the key to having a long-term impact on the lives of our survivor sisters. Though we do all we can to promote their emotional, mental, and physical health by providing a survivor led support group, a long-term residential program, references to partnering social services providers, among many other important components to success, our work is not done there. A crucial part to a survivor’s overall wellbeing is to provide them with financial knowledge and budgeting know-how in order to completely take control of their own finances. For that reason, we have partnered with Wells Fargo to present a weekly workshop that will immerse our survivor sisters in the steps it takes to reach financial health. We’re calling it “Financial Health 101.”
This workshop features weekly presentations by local Wells Fargo bankers that will highlight different important topics, including budgeting, saving, credit repair, and even the path to home ownership. Our goal is to prepare our survivor community for all of their individual financial responsibilities, both present and future, in order for them to reach true stability. We believe this is an invaluable and absolutely necessary step to their overall healing.
On top of attending the workshops, each participant will receive a one-on-one financial counselor from Wells fargo to assist them in their personal banking needs. This is at no cost to the survivor, with the only intention of gaining a genuine, long-term partnership with the survivors that will help them gain access to all the necessary tools they need to support themselves financially.
In almost every case, our survivor sisters come to us without any income. It is difficult enough to heal from emotional and physical wounds, that healing from a lifestyle of financial abuse is a daunting, and sometimes scary endeavor. This class can be a huge first step in the right direction towards financial stability, and ultimately, an independent, healthy lifestyle for our survivors and thrivers.
Financial Health 101 will be held at our Drop-In Resource Center every Friday at 2pm. If you are a survivor who would like to attend this course, please send us a private message at facebook.com/alabasterjarproject, or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org