This information-packed webinar will highlight the Economic Empowerment Projects of the Kentucky Coalition Against Domestic Violence(KCADV) and Pennsylvania Coalition Against Domestic Violence(PCADV). During this webinar, KCADV staff will discuss the components, outcomes, and independent evaluation results of this project. KCADV staff will also identify challenges and highlight strategies for success. PCADV and community-based domestic violence program staff will discuss the statewide initiative as well as specific community focused projects with an emphasis on innovative and unique partnerships and programming. Our overall objective for this webinar is that participants will be inspired to incorporate economic empowerment and financial capability into their service model.
After this webinar, participants will be able to:
- Identify solutions for overcoming barriers to economic stability
- Recognize community partners, key stakeholders, and resources to develop or strengthen economic empowerment work
- Utilize information to implement or enhance economic empowerment programming
National Alliance Members: Free
Andrea Miller is currently working as the Director of Economic Empowerment Programs with the Kentucky Coalition Against Domestic Violence. Andrea has significant experience in providing training and technical assistance on self-sufficiency issues such as financial capability, housing, Individual Development Accounts, credit counseling, employment, tax issues, student loan issues, and social security. Andrea has presented at both local and national conferences on financial empowerment and working with survivors. Andrea earned a Bachelor of Science in Occupational Therapy from Eastern Kentucky University and has earned numerous certifications in financial capability. Previous work experience includes work in the rehabilitative field and in the non-profit sector as an Employment Counselor focusing on addressing barriers to employment for persons with disabilities and those who received public benefits. Andrea has served on various boards and committees and is actively involved in her local community.
Jenifer Thompson has been working in the domestic violence field since graduating law school in 2002. She started her career as a staff attorney in the Family Advocacy Clinic at Capital University Law School, representing domestic violence victims in civil, misdemeanor criminal and federal bankruptcy cases. Currently, Jenifer is the Victim Services Manager at the Pennsylvania Coalition Against Domestic Violence where she manages a team of Training and Technical Assistance Specialists and provides training to various audiences and stakeholders. Jenifer also manages the Economic Justice and Empowerment Project aimed at assisting survivors overcome challenges and barriers to economic stability.