Anyone can be a victim of domestic violence, regardless of age, ethnicity, sexual orientation, or socioeconomic status; domestic violence does not discriminate. Emergency call centers and hotlines operate 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. To locate and use your city's own direct lines of communication please visit www.thehotline.org or call 1-800-799-7233.
The state of New York participated in a study that examined the cost and effect economic abuse had on their clients, half of the providers reported that approximately one in four of the survivors were strapped with debt that was created by their abuser, and nearly 1/3 of providers reported that at least 25 percent of survivors were unable to open bank accounts or suffered poor credit as a result.
A survey of Domestic Violence survivors who were enrolled in The Allstate Moving ahead financial literacy program discovered that nearly 99% survivors experienced economic abuse and control, such as their abuser giving them an allowance or taking their earnings away. their earnings taken away or to be put on an allowance.