“This place saved my life, literally!” A Rose Brooks Center client shared these powerful words in an agency survey. These words are exactly why we take our mission so seriously – because we know what is at risk for survivors and their families. It is a humbling experience to be a part of helping someone build a new future, oftentimes beginning again from scratch.
Nationally, 30% to 52% of employed victims of domestic violence lose their jobs due in part to domestic violence. Survivors have endured partners who have caused employment sabotage, and long-term harm to the survivor’s employment history. The need for employment advocacy among survivors is critical as they build a new future, free from violence.
Our Employment Advocacy Program helps survivors create independence by improving employment readiness, job obtainment, and job retention – in addition to other economic and long-term housing goals.
For those who have to start over, this program delivers empowerment by employment – and it is creating safe, independent futures for survivors of domestic violence.