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As domestic violence increases during the COVID-19 pandemic, The Allstate Foundation rises to the challenge to help empower women to achieve financial freedom.
Posted on Jun 25, 2020 | 10:00am
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Domestic violence survivors face extra stress and increased danger as they share a home with their abusers during this time of social distancing and shelter-in-place. The Allstate Foundation, which has been dedicated to ending domestic violence through the economic empowerment of women since 2005, is stepping up to meet the ever-growing demand for emergency resources during the pandemic. 

That's why The Allstate Foundation gave $500,000 and over 75,000 KN95 masks to the National Network to End Domestic Violence. The donation established a COVID-19 immediate response fund, making over 100 emergency grants available to domestic violence programs across the U.S. demonstrating the greatest need. The mask donation keeps survivors and victim advocates safe. From domestic violence hotlines to emergency shelters to online resources, The Allstate Foundation is supporting critical services that are being overextended.

Since 2005, The Allstate Foundation has given over $70 million to advocacy and services, and empowered nearly 2 million survivors to start a new life—abuse-free and financially independent—through their free Moving Ahead Curriculum. Today, The Allstate Foundation continues its long-term efforts while it also recognizes the need for immediate safety, and has rapidly responded with emergency funds that can and will save lives.

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