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FinAbility aims to financially empower 500,000+ survivors of domestic abuse by the end of 2022

Check out our "Features of the Website" to learn more about how you can access our vetted resources for survivors.

Features of the Website

About Abuse

The first step in leaving abuse is recognizing that your situation is not normal. Here, you can learn about the dangers of financial abuse and its impact on a survivor's life.

You can also learn about technology abuse, including what it is and how to spot it. Going hand in hand with technology abuse is the tech safety page, where the NNEDV has provided guidelines on how to stay safe if you think your technology is compromised.

Assessments

You can take the Financial Assessment to gauge your current financial needs. By taking the assessment, we'll be able to recommend products that may be useful.

The Danger Assessment is intended to make you aware of the potential level of physical risk you're in. This assessment is NOT mandatory, especially if you've already left your abusive relationship. It's intended to give you an idea of how much immediate physical danger you may be in, which may not be applicable for all.

Resources

Check out our resources, which include vetted financial resources and ways to find a direct service provider. A direct service provider can be an essential support system that can help you navigate leaving abuse.  

Each financial institution also comes with an Action Plan, which is intended to give you an itemized list of things to do in order to achieve your goal.

Financial Education

Financial empowerment doesn't happen overnight. It's hard work, but learning about budgeting, credit scores, and how to manage your money is essential to financial independence.

You can use our guided resources to learn about specific finance topics and find tools to help you achieve your financial goals.

Want help beyond financial resources?

Leaving is a complex process. A direct service provider can help.

We understand that leaving a harm doer is multi faceted and complex. It often feels like there are a million moving pieces, making it scary, stressful, and difficult to handle.

Though FinAbility only addresses the financial aspect of leaving abuse, we work with some amazing organizations that can help you in this journey. By clicking on the button below, you'll be provided with a list of ways to find a direct service provider. You can reach out to coalitions that can help you get to a shelter, access counseling, or get valuable legal advice.

Direct Service Providers are for ALL survivors, no matter where in the journey of leaving a harm doer. We highly recommend contacting a direct service provider, in conjunction with using FinAbility.

Address Confidentiality

To open an account at most financial institutions, you need a residential address. If you feel that your residential address is compromised, the Address Confidentiality Program (ACP) may be a way for you to protect your address.

The Address Confidentiality Program helps survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, stalking or human trafficking shield their physical address. Program participants are provided with a substitute address to use instead of their real address.

Participants may use the substitute address for: 

  • The delivery of first class, certified, and registered mail
  • Obtaining an Oregon driver’s license or ID card
  • Receiving or paying child support
  • Applying for a marriage license
  • Enrolling dependents in public school

Participation in the ACP by itself does not guarantee anyone’s safety. ACP staff do not provide threat-assessment or safety-planning and are not allowed to offer legal advice.