A study by the Centers for Financial Security found that 99%
of domestic violence cases also involved financial abuse.

This workshop provides the education and resources needed to create a sense of long-term safety and security while helping participants achieve their potential again.


When most people think of domestic abuse, the first thing that comes to mind is likely verbal abuse and physical assault. But research shows that
financial abuse occurs just as frequently in unhealthy relationships as other forms of abuse.

United Way of Greater Stark County received a generous donation which allows us to assist a limited number of survivors with the opportunity to access up to $500 in match funds just for participating in the Brighter Day financial empowerment workshop.

Matched Saving Account Program

To aid survivors of domestic violence, we provide a financial
empowerment workshop series paired with an opportunity to access
matched dollars in participants' savings account.  This program aims to help break the cycle of financial abuse, by creating a sense of long-term safety and security.

This workshop series is a unique opportunity to establish and
build a savings account that helps participants prepare for future emergencies like unexpected bills and job loss.

This fund helps prepare participants for an emergency and protects their  financial well-being.


This workshop will give participants an opportunity to build up a savings account of $1000.

The total amount of match is based on their ability to contribute to the account.

If they save $500, United Way will match it with the additional $500!

That is the potential for a 12-month period, eligibility starting the day of
the first workshop.

Register today to find out more.


Register Today


  • Module 1: Understanding financial abuse - keeping safe and starting over
  • Module 2: Financial fundamentals
  • Module 3: Mastering credit basics
  • Module 4: Building financial foundations
  • Module 5: Long-term planning
  • Module 6: Contracts and laws that protect you