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Our Work

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Growing Our Collective Power

Creating tools, resources and environments to support survivors’ collective economic and community power.

SAVINGS MATCHING PROGRAM
Our savings matching program supports survivors in building up to $500 in emergency savings over 6 months.

SAFETY FUND
Through our Survivor Safety Fund, we have been able to distribute over $1.3MM to 4,100 survivors in all 50 states and Puerto Rico to meet their basic needs like food, rent, and utilities.

GIFTED BY FREEFROM
GIFTED by FreeFrom is our social enterprise focused on generating wealth for survivors through entrepreneurship and living wage employment.

PEER TO PEER GROUPS
FreeFrom’s peer-to-peer financial support groups foster community amongst survivors while they build financial security together.

COMPENSATION TOOL
Our compensation tool equips survivors in all 50 states with the knowledge and support they need to pursue economic justice for themselves by walking them through their legal options for reimbursement and financial compensation.

CREDIT-BUILDING LENDING CIRCLES
In partnership with Mission Asset Fund, we offer survivor-centered credit-building lending opportunities to survivors in 6 states.

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Building a Sustainable Movement

Supporting the movement against gender-based violence in centering economic security for all survivors

SURVIVOR WEALTH POLICY GROUP
FreeFrom is bringing together policy advocates across the nation to discuss strategies and share resources to advance policies that promote survivor wealth in every state in the U.S.

TRAINING AND FINANCIAL EDUCATION FOR SERVICE PROVIDERS
Through our training and educational offerings, service providers working in the movement to end intimate partner violence learn how to offer trauma-informed financial support to survivors to help them build income, manage debt, strengthen their credit and grow their savings.

SURVIVOR WEALTH SUMMIT
The Survivor Wealth Summit brings together survivors, gender-based violence movement leaders and activists, asset building experts, funders, policy makers and key stakeholders to innovate, cross-pollinate, and build an ecosystem to support financial security and long-term safety for everyone.

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Catalyzing Societal Action

Bringing in our society’s institutions (e.g. banks, employers, city, state and federal governments) as part of the ecosystem of support.

SURVIVOR SAFE BANKING INITIATIVE
By working directly with banks as well as pursuing national policy change, FreeFrom’s Survivor Wealth Banking Initiative seeks to ensure that every survivor has safe access to their own bank account.

FEDERAL POLICY WORK
In conjunction with 4100+ survivors, we’ve develop a set of comprehensive federal policy priorities that, when passed, will support survivors across the U.S. in building the financial security they need to stay safe.

SURVIVOR WORK SAFETY LAB
Through our Survivor Work Safety Lab, we are developing and piloting a set of guidelines with employees and employer partners that will transform workplaces into hubs of wellness and support for survivors.

POLICY MAP AND SCORECARD
Our National Survivor Financial Security Policy Map and Scorecard is both a resource and a roadmap for action. See how your state scores for survivor wealth.

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Advancing Culture Change

Data collection, storytelling, and research to shift the narrative from crisis response to systemic change.

PRIORITIZING FINANCIAL SECURITY IN THE MOVEMENT TO END IPV: A ROADMAP
We surveyed and interviewed 52 staff working in the IPV movement to find out what would enable them to prioritize client economic security, and from their recommendations, we created a roadmap for what building financial work and investing in survivors—both staff and clients— could look like. 

TRUST SURVIVORS
With input from 1,000 survivors who received an unrestricted cash grant through our Safety Fund program in 2020, we put together guidelines on how to build an effective and inclusive cash assistance program—one steeped in flexibility and trust—that works for all survivors.

SURVIVORS KNOW BEST
Through unrestricted cash grants awarded to 1,300+ IPV survivors in 36 states and Puerto Rico, we collected data on recipients’ financial health, the cost of experiencing abuse, and how our society can best support survivors through the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond.

MAKING SAFETY AFFORDABLE
In this brief for the Asset Funders Network, we examine IPV as an asset-building issue, explore the barriers to long-term financial security for survivors, and discuss innovative ideas to help funders take action to prioritize survivor wealth.

MEASURING THE ECONOMIC IMPACT OF COVID-19 ON SURVIVORS OF COLOR
We partnered with metoo. to study the compounding socio-economic effects of COVID-19 on survivors of color and created calls to action for social investment in survivors’ lives through policies and programs that will enable their financial safety and security.

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“Financial Literacy has always been something that happened as a negative consequence of my survival tactics and the Survival Wealth and Wellness training from Freefrom is helping me thrive financially.”