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Results displayed are grouped first by VAWnet Special Collections then by individual related materials. For assistance in locating a resource, use our online contact form.
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  • General Material
April 2008

Women in the Wake of the Storm: Examining the Post-Katrina Realities of the Women of New Orleans and the Gulf Coast

Publisher(s):
"This report shares findings garnered from a series of interviews held with a diverse group of women from throughout the Gulf region. In telling their stories, it provides an analysis of women's increased vulnerability during times of natural disasters and lays out policy recommendations that pinpoint how best to address those needs in the wake of this disaster, and in anticipation of the next."
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  • General Material
January 2008

The Rights of Domestic Violence Survivors in Public and Subsidized Housing

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This fact sheet lays out the problems DV survivors face and how Housing laws including VAWA can help and protect them.This guide discusses survivors' rights in reference to housing. It includes rules and regulations passed to protect victims of domestic violence.
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  • General Material
February 2007

Implementing the TANF Changes in the Deficit Reduction Act: "Win-Win" Solutions for Families and States

Publisher(s):
This manual outlines changes to the TANF program as a result of the Deficit Reduction Act of 2005 (DRA). The DRA increases the proportion of recipients who must participate in work activities and HHS' new regulations issued in 2006 limits states flexibility in assigning eligible work activities. This document includes details about these changes, information on income supports for families, TANF eligibility and requirements for people with disabilities, and concludes strategies for states trying to implement the new rules.
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  • General Material
  • Training Tools
January 2006

Breaking the Silence: A Training Manual for Activists, Advocates and Latina Organizers

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This manual suggests strategies for organizing, how to work together as a group, how to ensure that the group stays together, how to start an agency to provide culturally specific services, and how to negotiate and improve the system.
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  • General Material
January 2006

Tips for Domestic Violence Victims Seeking Unemployment Benefits

Publisher(s):
This document provides Q&A explaining unemployment benefits, discussing eligibility in circumstances involving domestic violence, and describing the application process for benefits.
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  • General Material
October 2005

Rental Housing Programs

Publisher(s):
Basic eligibility is described, including reporting aspects, in this excerpt from the Guide to Immigrant Eligibility for Federal Programs. Advocates may find this piece helpful for obtaining a basic understanding of immigrant eligibility for federal housing programs and for discussions with lawyers, public housing authority personnel and others regarding making these programs safe, accessible, and relevant for survivors and their families.
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  • General Material
October 2005

Efforts to Promote Children's Economic Security Must Address Needs of Hard-Working Immigrant Families

Publisher(s):
This brief covers data and statistics on low-income children in the U.S. living in immigrant families. The brief includes an overview of federal and state policy involving immigrant access to vital services/public benefits, e.g. food stamps.
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  • NRCDV Publications
  • General Material
September 2005

Expanding Economic Advocacy Beyond Welfare: Highlights and Lessons Learned from the Washington State Coalition Against Domestic Violence

Author(s): Publisher(s):
This issue profiles the vanguard efforts of the Washington State Coalition Against Domestic Violence as they respond to the economic-related needs faced by battered women and their children.
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  • General Material
August 2005

TANF: State Approaches to Screening for Domestic Violence Could Benefit from HHS Guidance

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This Government Accounting Office (GAO) report on federal and state implementation of the Family Violence Option recommends that HHS identify and promote promising practices.
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February 2005

Marriage and the TANF Rules: A Discussion Paper

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The paper summarizes the research addressing the effects of TANF on family formation and suggests policies that would neither discourage marriage nor disadvantage children being raised in single-parent families.
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  • NRCDV Publications
  • General Material
November 2004

Generating Resources for Battered Women via Community Empowerment

Author(s): Publisher(s):
This issue profiles the community organizing and community-based organization (CBO) capacity building approach of the Community Empowerment Program (CEP) of CONNECT, Inc. of New York City.
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  • General Material
October 2004

Impact of Intimate Partner Violence on Women's Labor Force Participation, Final Report

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This study assesses the impact of intimate partner violence (IPV) on labor force participation of welfare recipients and examines whether change in economic status affects violence levels.