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Financial Independence for Latina Survivors of Domestic Violence

La Independencia Financiera para Sobrevivientes Latinas de Violencia Domestica
A Train the Trainer Workshop for OVW Grantees
and other DV Service Providers
(This project is presented by Alianza and supported by Department of Justice/Office on Violence Against Women Grant No. 2010-ET-S6-K017)

This two-day training and follow-up technical assistance will provide OVW grantee organizations and other domestic violence service providers that serve Latina survivors with the knowledge and resources needed to assist survivors to attain economic independence. The workshop and training materials (curriculum, handouts and training video) will include information on the following topics:

This trailer is produced by Alianza, The National Latino Alliance for the Elimination of Domestic Violence and supported by Department of Justice/Office on Violence Against Women Grant No. 2010-ET-S6-K017). For further information about the trainings please contact info@dvalianza.org.

Money Management Component

  • Household Budgeting
  • How Banks & Other Financial Institutions Work
  • Opening and Balancing a Checkbook
  • Credit Basics
  • Personal Loans and Business Loans
  • Renting a Place to Live
  • Identify Theft

Small Business Component

  • Life as a Business Owner
  • Will Anyone Buy What I’m Selling?
  • Sample Business Plan
  • New Business and Marketing / Promotion Worksheets
  • Instructional Case Studies

Alianza will also provide follow-up technical assistance (TA) to OVW grantees to assist domestic violence survivors to plan and/or start their own businesses. TA will include help with legal issues related to setting up a business, development of business or marketing plans, information about potential funding sources and/or assistance with grant writing. Alianza will provide TA either through its own resources or through its consultants: the Women's Economic Self-Sufficiency Team (WESST), a New Mexico-based non-profit organization that helps low-income women and minorities achieve financial self-sufficiency and several survivors turned businesswomen who are featured in the training video. We are also continuing to build a web resource page for this project.


Alianza has now completed its 3 pilot Financial Independence for DV Survivors trainings and is getting ready to schedule additional trainings in various regions of the country. We will be posting information soon regarding the location and dates for the trainings.

This project is supported by Grant No. 2010-ET-S6-K017 awarded by the Office on Violence Against Women, U.S. Department of Justice. The opinions, findings, conclusions, and recommendations expressed in this publication/program/exhibition are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Department of Justice, Office on Violence Against Women.