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August 05, 2020

The Allstate Foundation Renews Support for Fresh Start Women’s Foundation with $50,000 Grant

The Allstate Foundation Renews Support for Fresh Start Women’s Foundation with $50,000 Grant. This grant will fund financial empowerment tools to help end the cycle of domestic violence in Phoenix.


(PHOENIX, AZ) – Fresh Start is honored to announce the receipt of a $50,000 grant from The Allstate Foundation to continue to provide financial empowerment services to survivors of domestic violence in the Valley. Fresh Start is grateful to have received these vital funds which will help programs and services reach even more women who are struggling with domestic violence and financial abuse.
The grant funds The Allstate Foundation Moving Ahead Curriculum, which is designed to help survivors understand financial abuse, protect their money and assets, and establish financial stability.
“We are very grateful to be able to continue our partnership with the Allstate Foundation.  The partnership has allowed us to reach more women and give them the tools they need to gain financial independence and overcome financial abuse.” Fresh Start’s Vice President of Development, Heidi Coupland. The Allstate Foundation Moving Ahead Curriculum has become a beloved series to our clients who have completed the program. The Allstate Foundation’s support allows us to take our programs to the next level and create more awareness around financial abuse and financial empowerment for women.”
Allstate’s curriculum enhances Fresh Start’s existing resources, while focusing on the specific needs of women who may be fleeing their situation, looking to get back on their feet or take control of their financial futures.  In the face of the COVID-19 pandemic, Phoenix and cities across the nation have seen an increase in Domestic Violence calls and reports. Now, more than ever, women need support services. The continued support and partnership between Fresh Start and Allstate has allowed for greater community impact and outreach.  
The Allstate Foundation Moving Ahead Curriculum is taught by local Allstate agent and owner, Julie Jakubek MBA. Julie has worked closely with the Fresh Start Social Work Department to develop the curriculum and find strategies to best deliver it to clients. The collaboration between both groups has made the program even more impactful to clients. 
Since 2005, The Allstate Foundation has been committed to ending domestic violence through financial empowerment. Their domestic violence program works to create a society where women are empowered. Fresh Start looks forward to another successful year of collaboration between the two organizations.

About Fresh Start Women’s Foundation: Since 1992, Fresh Start Women’s Foundation has been on a mission to provide education, resources, and support for women to positively transform their lives and strengthen the community. The non-profit organization provides a variety of programs and services focusing on career, education, and life skills and offers supportive services to assist women over the age of 18 in reaching her full potential.  
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