Information is empowering! This section is aimed at helping survivors have the information they need to address issues and challenges they may face as they pursue their housing goals.
Survivors may have adopted long-term patterns that reflect their efforts to adapt to a traumatizing life. This brief information sheet summarizes basics about traumatic triggers and how they reflect survivors' strength and resiliency.
Fifty percent (50%) or more of all transgender and gender non-conforming people have experienced some form of sexual abuse, sometimes from many different people over many years. Transgender or gender non-conforming sexual abuse survivors may feel as though their experience is too complex for people to understand. Sexual assault already inextricably mixes up issues of sex, gender, body image, power and self image without the complication of gender identity issues added in as well. When trans and gender non-conforming survivors reach for help, they find that many self-help and internet-based materials are steeped in binary gender stereotypes, making them painful reading for some. This guide, written specifically for trans and non gender-conforming survivors, aims to fill that void.
A brief compendium of state, local, and federal laws providing housing protections for survivors.
Safety Planning: A Guide for Transgender and Gender Non-Conforming Individuals Who are Experiencing Intimate Partner Violence
This tool is designed specifically for transgender and gender non-conforming survivors of intimate partner violence. Its aim is to help survivors identify ways of being more prepared to keep themselves (and children and pets), safe.
NNEDV's Moving Ahead Through Financial Management Curriculum addresses financial abuse, financial fundamentals and foundations, mastering credit, budgeting strategies, and short-term planning.
This web page provides basic information about housing protections provided for by federal law.
HUD Exchange provides resources, assistance, and information to support the work of HUD's partners in local communities. Includes tools for grantees and Continua of Care (CoCs), information about governance, Fair Housing, and links to various types of housing assistance.
Fact sheet on VAWA protections for survivors.
This brochure provides information for survivors and their advocates about housing protections available through federal law and through Illinois' Safe Home Act.
Six tips for domestic violence victims and survivors who are seeking to secure their financial future.