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NH Coalition Against Domestic & Sexual Violence Devel. VISTA
 
 
 
The New Hampshire Coalition Against Domestic and Sexual Violence and its 13 member crisis center programs provide free and confidential services to victims of domestic and sexual violence in all parts of NH, including underserved and under resourced counties. The majority of domestic violence victims served by the NHCADSV are classified as low income or very low income (200% of other poverty level or below.) It is also important to note that even if an individual’s spouse/partner makes income well above the poverty level, victims of domestic violence often do not have access to their abusive partner’s income and thereby are considered living at the poverty level. It is not uncommon for a victim to receive an “allowance” from their abusive spouse or partner to support the needs of the victim and the children, including needs-based items such as groceries and toiletries. This tactic is used by abusers to paralyze victims so that they are unable to leave the relationship. According to the National Network to End Domestic Violence, 1 in 10 women and nearly 1 in 25 men having experienced rape, physical violence, or stalking by an intimate partner missed work or school as a result of the abuse. Furthermore, “between 21-60% of victims of domestic violence lose their jobs due to reasons stemming from abuse” The lack of housing, job skills, and limited capacity to earn and manage their own financial resources undermine their self-esteem and causes a lack of confidence in their ability to manage and cope with financial problems. This increases the likelihood that of a victim remaining in unsafe and dangerous relationships. The New Hampshire Coalition Against Domestic and Sexual Violence creates safe and just communities through advocacy, prevention and empowerment of anyone affected by sexual violence, domestic violence and stalking.
 
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Member Duties : The VISTA project will aid the New Hampshire Coalition Against Domestic and Sexual Violence in sustaining existing economic empowerment programming for survivors of domestic and sexual violence and stalking, including the Matched Savings and Housing First programs, as well as identifying new opportunities for financial empowerment services at all thirteen member agencies of the Coalition in New Hampshire. The VISTA member will also provide support to members of the AmeriCorps Victim Assistance Program (AVAP) in their delivery of financial literacy services to survivors/victims, the majority of whom are considered low income or very low income.
 
Program Benefits : Relocation Allowance ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Stipend ,  Health Coverage* ,  Childcare assistance if eligible . 
 
 
*For details about AmeriCorps VISTA healthcare benefits, please visit http://www.vistacampus.gov/healthcare
 
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 ,  Housing . 
 
Skills :
Fund raising/Grant Writing ,  General Skills ,  Communications ,  Computers/Technology ,  Writing/Editing ,  Non-Profit Management ,  Team Work . 
 
 
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SUMMARY
Program Type:
AmeriCorps VISTA

Program
NH Coalition Against Domestic & Sexual Violence Devel. VISTA

Program Start/End Date
02/19/2019  -   02/18/2020

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
College graduate

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations NEW HAMPSHIRE  

Accepting Applications
From  11/20/2018  To  05/13/2019 

Contact Renee Perreault
4 N State St
Concord   NH   03301
603-669-9725
 
AmeriCorps VISTA

Listing ID 69629


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