Most of the women at WEAVE have suffered financial abuse, CEO Beth Hassett told ABC10.
SACRAMENTO COUNTY, Calif .– Sacramento City Council last week approved funding for a nonprofit Women fleeing a violent environment (WEAVING). The non-profit organization provides permanent housing for women and their children in short-term shelters fleeing domestic violence.
$ 300,000 has been awarded to WEAVE, which will serve up to 100 homeless women and their families. They will provide assistance in finding permanent accommodation, food, employment services and more.
WEAVE also helps women rebuild their lives after financial abuse. Plus, they’ll offer ready-to-rent classes and teach people how to be a good tenant, WEAVE CEO Beth Hassett told ABC10.
âMost of the women who come here have suffered financial abuse, ruined their credit, had their identities stolen,â WEAVE CEO Beth Hassett told ABC10. “Some were forced to sign documents which affected their credit.”
Hassett told ABC10 that WEAVE doesn’t get a lot of funding from the city. She said they are very grateful because it helps increase their support system.
City funds will help WEAVE hire a housing specialist, help women complete their education, and add other positions to support their mission. Women fleeing domestic violence can be helped to pay a security deposit and repay their debts.
âDomestic violence is one of the main reasons women and children become homeless,â said Bridgette Dean, director of the Department of Community Interventions. Release. âAnd too often the experience of poverty and homelessness becomes a multigenerational problem.
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