Haven of Hope provides financial advice

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Haven of Hope continues to serve victims of domestic violence during the pandemic, which has intensified the victims’ struggles because of the stresses related to anxiety and uncertainty, according to Jennifer Singleton, program director for Haven of Hope. In times of uncertainty, financial abuse sharpens, and one of the goals of Haven of Hope is to provide financial education and empowerment to victims.“We service victims of domestic violence, sexual assault and stalking,” Singleton said.While delving into victims’ troubles can sometimes be taxing and heartbreaking, Singleton loves helping families become safer.“No matter what choices (our clients) make, we want them to go back with some safety tips because we recognize that statistically a lot of victims do return to their abusive situations,” Singleton said. “We want them to go back with some safety things in mind, to help them plan for the future, and to empower them to start making decisions on their own.”Haven of Hope aims to offer proactive, curative and preventative measures against domestic violence, said Executive Director Kellye Gilbert. “We strive to provide resources to strengthen and empower victims to resolve their own issues and problems.”The organization impacts hundreds of local families. From …

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