Getting Started: A Handbook to Address Economic Security for Survivors

Wider Opportunities for Women

June 1, 2012
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Getting Started: A Handbook to Address Economic Security for Survivors is a step-by-step tool for transitional housing professionals on how to comprehensively address the economic security of survivors. This tool will equip case-managers, advocates and direct service staff with the information and resources they need to counsel survivors in economic self-sufficiency and career planning, covering each step of preparing survivors for career success, including assessment, education and training, and employment. The Handbook will review identifying good jobs, setting realistic goals, strategies in overcoming barriers to employment and more. Economic security is essential for the safety and well-being of survivors, so it is important to consider a variety of career opportunities that may fulfill this need. This Handbook can serve as a starting point to explore the economic needs of survivors and ensure their safety.