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NHCADSV Economic Empowerment & Special Projects VISTA
Financial abuse is one of the most powerful tactics an abuser utilizes to maintain power and control over their victims. It is a daunting reality for individuals experiencing domestic violence. In the last decade, the pervasive effects of financial abuse and its impact on an individual’s ability to leave an abusive situation has become increasingly evident to advocates and researchers in the field of domestic violence. Families impacted by domestic violence in New Hampshire are no exception to this phenomenon. Approximately 98% of those who have been victim of domestic violence experience financial abuse (Allstate Foundation, 2014). Economic dependence and lack of economic options have been identified as the strongest indicator of whether a victim will stay and/or return to an abusive relationship. According to Allstate Foundations National Survey in 2018 in 99 % of cases of domestic violence the main reason a survivor could not flee and had to remain within their relationships was financial abuse. The New Hampshire Coalition Against Domestic and Sexual Violence and its twelve member programs provide free and confidential services to victims of domestic and sexual violence, including underserved and under resourced counties. Most domestic violence victims served by the NHCADSV are classified as low income or very low income (200% of poverty level or below.) Individuals who experience poverty tend to be at a higher risk of experiencing violence. According to the National Network to End Domestic Violence a study showed that over a 12-month period men and women who experienced food insecurity or housing insecurity had an increased risk of rape, physical violence, or stalking by an intimate partner during coinciding with this period of insecurity. In increasing the capacity for the Coalition to provide economic empowerment services we are creating safer communities and decreasing barriers for survivors.
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Member Duties : The VISTA will work to identify means of administering financial empowerment curriculum. Collaborate with regional coalitions and national coalitions to discover new financial empowerment group models to develop engaging, relevant trainings for AVAP members. The VISTA will conduct community outreach to identify relevant organizations, committees and boards to develop community awareness of financial abuse and its impacts forging new relationships within the community. The VISTA will work with the Coalition’s PR team to create and promote social media postings. The VISTA will assess training needs and develop trainings to include financial literacy skills and collaborate with state legal resources to develop awareness of fair housing and tenants’ rights. The VISTA will help facilitate monthly housing advocate meetings along with identifying relevant speakers and trainings enhancing advocates skillset and knowledge of the correlations between housing and economic justice.
Program Benefits : Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Training ,  Health Coverage* ,  Living Allowance ,  Relocation Allowance ,  Childcare assistance if eligible . 
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Terms :
Permits attendance at school during off hours ,  Car recommended ,  Permits working at another job during off hours . 
Service Areas :
Community Outreach ,  Community and Economic Development . 
Skills :
General Skills ,  Team Work ,  Communications ,  Social Services ,  Writing/Editing ,  Community Organization ,  Computers/Technology . 
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NHCADSV Economic Empowerment & Special Projects VISTA

Program Start/End Date
11/08/2021  -   11/07/2022

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
Some college

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations NEW HAMPSHIRE  

Accepting Applications
From  08/04/2021  To  08/04/2022 

Contact Renee Perreault
100 N Main St
Concord   NH   03301

Listing ID 104717