2012 Assets Learning Conference

The ASSET Initiative - Helping Domestic Violence Survivors Build Assets: Winning Strategies for Partnering with DV Agencies

September 21, 2012 11:00 am - 12:15 pm

Room: Maryland C

Economic dependence and lack of economic options are the main reasons that domestic violence victims stay with or return to an abusive partner. Over the past several years, domestic violence (DV) agencies and asset-building organizations have begun working together to build the economic capacity of survivors. The lessons that these early pioneers are learning are ready to be shared. Join us in this session to hear about a new toolkit that provides step-by-step guidance on how AFI and other asset-building programs and DV agencies can partner, as well as the benefits that accrue to survivors – and to each organization – when these partnerships are successful.


  • Delia Chavez, El Paso Collaborative for Community & Economic Development
  • Shawndell Dawson, Office of Family Violence Prevention and Services
  • Krista Del Gallo, Texas Council on Family Violence
  • Mary O’Doherty, Kentucky Domestic Violence Association
  • Edwin Patout, Office of Community Services, Administration for Children and Families
  • Cindy Gruman, The Lewin Group (Moderator)
 This session is sponsored by IDA sponsor, the Assets for Independence Program.