New Allstate Foundation video series shines light on signs of financial abuse ahead of National Domestic Violence Awareness Month
NORTHBROOK, Ill., Sept. 26, 2019 /3BL Media/– Terera[i] was two months pregnant before she realized she was being financially abused.
She was the one who paid the bills, but her husband would often physically block her from going to work. When she had the baby early and took a longer-than-expected maternity leave, she was forced to use her retirement savings to pay the family’s rent. With her husband unwilling to get a job, she had to apply for public assistance. But even then, her husband withheld critical information Terera needed to get financial help.
Nearly 300 domestic violence nonprofits urged people to donate funds to provide critical support services
November 15, 2018 /3BL Media/ - On a single day in 2017, more than 11,000 calls for help from victims went unanswered due to the lack of resources and staff at domestic violence nonprofits. To address these immense funding gaps, The Allstate Foundation rallied nearly 300 domestic violence nonprofits across the country to participate in its fifth annual Purple Purse® Challenge during National Domestic Violence Awareness Month in October.
NORTHBROOK, Ill., Nov. 20, 2017 /3BL Media/ – Recent headlines about harassment and violence offer a reminder of the everyday reality faced by a larger group of U.S. women: those trapped in abusive domestic relationships. Without financial resources, these women can’t escape, care for themselves and their families, find housing or save for the future.
Call for public donations continues on PurplePurse.com through 2016
NORTHBROOK, Ill., November 1, 2016 /3BL Media/ – Nearly 200 nonprofits stepped up as part of The Allstate Foundation Purple Purse® Challenge to raise $3.75 million through online public donations and Allstate Foundation grants for domestic violence survivors around the country. The effort coincided with National Domestic Violence Awareness Month in October, a key fundraising time for domestic violence programs.
Recognized for his ongoing commitment to halting the epidemic of violence against women, Allstate Chairman and CEO Tom Wilson was one of five men honored last week with a Solidarity Award from global organization Vital Voices.
The only business leader among this year’s honorees, Wilson was recognized for leading The Allstate Foundation’s work to provide long-term safety and security for domestic violence survivors through financial empowerment. The Foundation is the only national corporate foundation focusing on financial empowerment as a way to end domestic violence.
The Allstate Foundation Purple Purse Challenge raises awareness for abusers’ weapon of choice: financial abuse
NORTHBROOK, Ill., Sept. 29 2014 /3BL Media/ – Last year, the Chicago Police Department logged 48,141 domestic violence-related calls. Recognizing the seriousness and breadth of the issue, The Allstate Foundation is stepping up to keep the conversation going here in Chicago. From the 151 bus to Allstate’s corporate headquarters, Chicagoland will be turning purple this October in support of Domestic Violence Awareness Month.
Purple Purse Challenge helps bring awareness to domestic violence and financial abuse; raises funds for service providers
NORTHBROOK, Ill., September 17, 2014 /3BL Media/ – According to a new national survey released by The Allstate Foundation, nearly two-thirds (64 percent) of Hispanic women say they have personally known a victim of some type of abuse and three-in-ten (30 percent) have personally been victimized. To raise awareness in the Hispanic community, The Allstate Foundation is encouraging the public to participate in the Purple Purse Challenge by donating to local nonprofit organizations that support financial empowerment services for domestic violence survivors.
Washington designs Purple Purse to serve as a symbol of movement; New national survey reveals that Americans view domestic violence as a serious problem, but don't regularly talk about it
September 16, 2014 /3BL Media/ - Emmy- and Golden Globe-nominated actress and advocate Kerry Washington has joined with The Allstate Foundation to raise awareness about domestic violence and the critical role that financial abuse plays in domestic violence situations. Washington is serving as the national ambassador for Allstate Foundation Purple Purse, the signature initiative that gets Americans motivated to combat domestic violence.
Purple Purse Challenge helps kick off national program to build awareness about domestic violence and financial abuse
Sept. 2, 2014 /3BL Media/ - It is the least talked about part of domestic violence—financial abuse. In an endeavor to raise money for nonprofits that provide domestic violence and economic empowerment services, The Allstate Foundation has built a program to help organizations across the country raise money and build awareness for their efforts.