Domestic Violence Initiative

Our initial Domestic Violence Initiative (DVI) provided comprehensive support to women survivors of domestic violence and their children.  Through these programs, women were given access to the resources they needed in order to build strong, economically independent families, empowering them to make significant and lasting changes in their lives and those of their children. In 2014, we launched The Harry and Carol Goodman Transformation2 Program in collaboration with Sanctuary for Families, one of our partner agencies.  By combining our strengths with those of Sanctuary, we are able to help more families achieve these goals over a shorter, more concentrated program period.  Sanctuary sponsors these women and puts them through their successful 4 month Economic Empowerment Program, where they learn the basic 21st century skills needed to get a job.  For an additional 11 months, OHFF becomes their sponsor and helps them focus on professional development in fields in which they are interested and in which they have the potential to be successful.  OHFF solely funds and manages the grants during that period. We enable these working mothers to gain a more advanced entry point to a career which can lead to real economic independence.  In addition to skills training, we provide these mothers the “extra” support needed to truly allow the transformation including:  Cell phones, computers, budgeting, credit counseling, and stipends for child care.   CLICK HERE TO VIEW SUCCESS STORIES  


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OHFF provides computers and relevant software so that these moms have the technology necessary to succeed
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The program pays for much of the continuing education of the grant recipient and her family
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Job Training
OHFF pays for job training and childcare costs related to that training
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Grants also help cover the cost of day care, after school care, and some additional babysitting
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Psychological Couseling
OHFF assists in paying for counseling to help family members cope with mental health issues and work towards personal recovery from emotional trauma
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Financial Counseling
OHFF volunteers assist participants with budgeting and credit-repair