Launching an economic empowerment program enabling South Asian survivors of domestic violence to become economically independent

This grant will launch a program to help South Asian women immigrants in New Jersey who are victims of domestic abuse to become economically independent. Lack of economic independence is one of the most common reasons for battered women to stay in abusive relationships. This program will help break the cycle of violence and will deliver: (1) culturally appropriate employment-training and financial competency materials; (2) on-site employment clinics, as well as mobile clinics and phone consultations for clients who have transportation problems; (3) referrals to existing resources, such as computer training, English as a Second Language classes, and microenterprise assistance; and (4) a brochure for distribution at community events to spread awareness about the program.

Grant Details

Amount Awarded $50,000.00

Awarded on: 12/3/2009

Time frame: 12/15/2009 - 7/31/2011

Grant Number: 67211


Manavi, Inc.

P.O. Box 3103
New Brunswick, 08901-3103


Maneesha Kelkar
Project Director