Oct 14 2016

Domestic Violence Recovery Loan Program

The Domestic Violence Recovery (DVR) Loan Program was designed to provide survivors of abuse with an affordable option for removing financial barriers to safety and/or rebuilding after an abusive relationship. This report details the development and initial findings from the implementation of the DVR Loan program from May 2014 through May 2016. Data sources include a survey of survivors, interviews with key informants, participant observations, and program records. As the first program of its kind, the DVR Loan represents a tangible opportunity to serve a severely underserved community and live out the people-helping-people ethos of credit unions.

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Report Number 415