For Immediate Release
Jenna Panas, CEO
Arizona Coalition to End Sexual and Domestic Violence
ALLSTATE FOUNDATION GRANT EMPOWERS FINANCIAL FUTURE FOR ARIZONA SURVIVORS
Phoenix, AZ, October 15, 2020 – Many domestic violence nonprofits expect an unprecedented rise in both abuse reports and financial hardships as COVID-19 stay-at-home orders relax. The pandemic has exacerbated the ongoing need for critical funding for sexual and domestic violence nonprofits. Continuing its commitment to advancing financial security and education for survivors, The Allstate Foundation provided a 65,000 Moving Ahead Grant to the Arizona Coalition to End Sexual and Domestic Violence.
“This is a pivotal point in time because many nonprofits are struggling, as are survivors and victims of domestic violence.” said Jenna Panas, CEO of ACESDV. “This grant will provide specialized job training, matched-savings programs, credit-building services and financial education for survivors. We’re grateful to have a partner like The Allstate Foundation that work with us to secure the future of survivors.”
The Moving Ahead grants are a deeply-rooted portion of The Allstate Foundation’s 15-year commitment to ending domestic violence through financial empowerment. Twenty-six state coalitions will receive a total of $1.5 million in funding this year from the Foundation.
“The controlling tactics used by abusers create a devastating ripple effect that makes it feel nearly impossible for a survivor to break free,” said Ellen Lisak, senior program officer, The Allstate Foundation. “For over a decade, we’ve reinforced our investment to provide survivors hope.”
If you or someone you know needs help, call the National Domestic Violence Hotline at 1-800-799-SAFE (7233) or TTY 1-800-787-3224 or the National Sexual Assault Hotline at 1-800-656-HOPE (4673).
The Allstate Foundation is an independent, charitable organization made possible by subsidiaries of The Allstate Corporation. Since 2005, TAF has invested over $70 million to end domestic violence and financial abuse and helped 2 million survivors rebuild their lives through financial empowerment. More information is available by following @AllstateFDN on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
About the Arizona Coalition to End Sexual and Domestic Violence
The Arizona Coalition to End Sexual and Domestic Violence (ACESDV) works to dismantle oppression and promote equity among all people, focusing on increasing public awareness about sexual and domestic violence and enhancing safety and services for survivors. ACESDV was originally founded as the Arizona Coalition Against Domestic Violence in 1980, so that concerned citizens and professionals could unite in a statewide organization to end domestic violence. In 2013, the coalition became the designated dual coalition to address both sexual and domestic violence in Arizona, thus becoming the Arizona Coalition to End Sexual and Domestic Violence. ACESDV provides training and technical assistance to responders, service providers, and community members, engages in public policy advocacy and public awareness initiatives, and provides direct services through their Sexual and Domestic Violence Services Helpline and online chat.