TCFV’s Economic Justice Summit has served as a forum since 2007 for local family violence program advocates and leaders to come together to learn about innovative programming, model programs, and cutting edge economic advocacy strategies with survivors of domestic violence. TCFV’s 4th Economic Justice Summit was held on June 14th and 15th , in El Paso, Texas. This most recent Summit included  nationally renowned faculty sharing their expertise with over 115 advocates and leaders participating from Texas family violence programs. The Summit focused on income generation and money saving strategies, with plenaries and workshops on job readiness, social enterprise, micro-enterprise, partnering with financial institutions, employment and consumer rights, creatively working with rural immigrant survivors, and the connections between health and economic stability for survivors of domestic violence.

Please find a list of valuable resources below from the 2012 Economic Justice Summit.

TCFV will be hosting the 5th Economic Justice Summit in 2014! We hope to see you there!

Resources:

ACCION Texas
Accion Texas is a multi-state nonprofit small business lender committed to the success of our borrowers.

Arctic Inspirations
Women Creating Economic Opportunities and Personal Success in Rural Communities

Center for the Elimination of Disproportionality and Disparities
The Center for the Elimination of Disproportionality and Disparities was created by Senate Bill 501 in 2011 to help address disproportionality and disparities in Texas health and human services.

Magdalene, Inc.
Founded in 1997 by Becca Stevens, an Episcopal priest on Vanderbilt’s campus, Magdalene is a residential program for women who have survived lives of prostitution, trafficking, addiction and life on the streets. Thistle Farms is the social enterprise.

Opportunity Texas

The Center for Public Policy Priorities and RAISE Texas, two leading Texas advocates for increased economic opportunities for low- and moderate-income Texans, teamed up to create the OpportunityTexas initiative to develop and advance a more comprehensive strategy to move more Texas families beyond living paycheck-to-paycheck and toward greater economic opportunity through education, saving, and asset building.

RAISE Texas
RAISE Texas’ mission is to advance policies and programs that foster financial success and economic stability for all Texans. RAISE Texas will be hosting its next Annual Training and Summit, “Providing the Tools for Financial Stability,” on October 29-30, 2012 at the Federal Reserve Bank-Houston Branch.

Sisters Acquiring Financial Empowerment (SAFE)
To equip survivors of domestic violence with the appropriate financial tools and resources needed to enable women to leave or recover from the economic portion of domestic violence.

The Center for Survivor and Agency Justice (CSAJ)
The Center for Survivor Agency and Justice is a national organization dedicated to enhancing advocacy for survivors of oppression-based intimate partner violence.

Texas Appleseed
Texas Appleseed’s mission is to promote social and economic justice for all Texans by leveraging the skills and resources of volunteer lawyers and other professionals to identify practical solutions to difficult systemic problems.

Texas Fair Lending Alliance
More than three dozen groups joining to push for new state laws to protect payday and auto title loan borrowers from high interest and fees.

Thistle Farms
Visit the Thistle Farms website to shop for natural bath and body products and learn more about the amazing social enterprise created by Reverend Becca Stevens.

Washington State Coalition Against Domestic Violence (WSCADV) Crossing Borders Project
People who are living with or have survived violence tell us that immigration status and cultural isolation are major barriers to getting safe. CROSSING BORDERS ONLINE offers tools for advocates working to minimize these barriers.

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