Programs that provide money to women escaping domestic violence?
April 25, 2007 12:00 PM Subscribe
Are you aware of any programes that provide money to women to assist them in escaping abusive relationships?
posted by modernnomad to Human Relations (6 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
There is a pilot project in some areas of Canada that provides money (aka a "flee fund") to aboriginal women in remote communities who are the victims of domestic abuse. The rationale is that these communities are so small and isolated that the women can only leave their partner with monetary assistance from the fund (for example, some communities are accessible only by air).
I am wondering if similar programs exist in other parts of the world (for women in general, not necessarily aboriginal). I am aware of the many programmes that offer community shelter and transitional housing, but I am more interested in "flee funds" particularly.