“I need to see your receipts for everything.” Breaking free from financial abuse.

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“I need to see your receipts for everything.” Breaking free from financial abuse.

Friday, October 4, 2019

By Fabiola Alfonso, YWCA Financial Education Specialist Tracking your expenses is one of the ways you can have control of your money. As a financial educator, I tell my students that a budget is one of the most efficient tools for money management. You can control your money, allocate it efficiently, and reach your financial… Continue Reading “I need to see your receipts for everything.” Breaking free from financial abuse.

YW Culinary graduates 2019

YWCA Evanston/North Shore graduates first class from its new culinary program

Tuesday, June 25, 2019

On June 20, the lobby at YWCA Evanston/North Shore was filled with family members, YWCA staffers, and other well-wishers as members of YW Culinary’s first-ever graduating class received recognition and applause. YW Culinary is a new program created by YWCA Evanston/North Shore to prepare low- to moderate-income women for success in the food service industry,… Continue Reading YWCA Evanston/North Shore graduates first class from its new culinary program

CSA Program Participants and Coaches

Children’s Savings Program piloted

Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Evanston Community Foundation and YWCA Evanston/North Shore report success in first year of pilot children’s savings program January 9, 2019 – “Savings for Success,” a financial education and savings program spearheaded by the Evanston Community Foundation and YWCA Evanston/North Shore, recently completed a yearlong pilot, and participants and coaches deemed it a success. The primary goal… Continue Reading Children’s Savings Program piloted

Healing Financially After Domestic Violence

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

By Fabiola Alfonso, Financial Education Specialist, YWCA Evanston/North Shore After a financially abusive relationship, the road to financial well-being can be overwhelming, but it is not impossible.  According to NCADV, 99% of domestic violence survivors also suffer financial abuse and they have the additional challenge of rebuilding their financial life. Financial abuse can leave a… Continue Reading Healing Financially After Domestic Violence