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Grants of Hope

Learn How to Mentor or Apply

We understand the hardships that can come with getting your life together as a survivor or a legacy family. Through our Grants of Hope program, we provide emergency rental and basic necessities assistance to help domestic abuse survivors and Legacy Families get back on their feet.

What Our Grants of Hope Recipients Say ...

“I will be thankful for the Grants of Hope program for the rest of my life. I was given the opportunity to be a part of the program at a very transitional time in my life, and it helped in leading me to be the successful person I am today.”
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Andrea
Grant Recipient
“The money from Grants of Hope I used to find a bigger house for my three kids and myself. They now have room to move about and are not stuck on top of each other. They have a huge fenced-in yard to play in. Grants of Hope led me into so much more with BTSADV, and I have been able to share that with others. I am truly grateful for what the organization does.”
Amanda
Grant Recipient

What is Grants of Hope?

Starting in 2017, BTSADV recognized a need for survivors of domestic abuse to be educated in finances. We started the Grants of Hope project to provide financial education to survivors of domestic abuse, helping them gain economic independence. Each year in October, we select 10 applicants to participate in a 6-week mentorship program with a financial mentor. After the 6-week course, each mentee will receive a $1,000.00 grant for any expense they choose.

Mentors Keep Grants of Hope Alive

Mentoring is a unique learning relationship between a mentor and mentee. Mentors have a passion for helping and teaching others and have extensive experience in their field of study.

Grants of Hope Funds

The Grants of Hope funds many applicants throughout the year to help them achieve and continue along the path of sovereignty. We help survivors escape situations in which they are experiencing domestic violence. We also help families of angels who have passed as a result of domestic violence who are experiencing financial hardship while paying unexpected costs associated when losing a loved one.

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Rental Costs & Fees Financial Support

We offer rental assistance (past due, first month's rent or security deposit). We do not offer assistance with mortgages.

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Transportation &Travel Costs Financial support

We help with transportation costs such as gas, train, bus, plane travel costs, as well as minor vehicle repair costs.

Household And Food Financial Support

We provide emergency financial support for household items such as groceries, toiletries, and basic utilities or phone bills.

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Child Needs and Child Care Financial Support

We offer assistance for basic baby and child necessities such as child care, diapers, formula, wipes, clothing and more.

Grants of Hope Applications

Here are both the Grant Application and the Mentor Application. Simply select the Application tab, fill out the form, and submit. Call us after you submit your application. Be sure to review the eligibly requirements below before applying as a Grant Recipient. 

Applying for the Grants of Hope grant is a simple process that has the power to change your life. Simply complete the application below and include any necessary paperwork. If selected, a BTSADV representative will contact you to welcome you to the program and guide you through the following steps. 

Grants of Hope Application

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  • Please sign below that you have read and fully understand the questions in this application. You also certify that all of the answers given are true to the best of your knowledge. You give Break the Silence against Domestic Violence permission to conduct a criminal background check.

Grants of Hope Mentor Application

Volunteers apply to become a mentor for survivors in the Grants of Hope program.
Name(Required)
Address(Required)
Self-Employed?(Required)
Does your employer offer volunteer grants?
How long have you been with your current employer?
How many years of financial experience do you have?(Required)
Have you ever been a financial mentor?(Required)
Have you ever been a financial mentor?(Required)
Are you a survivor of domestic abuse?(Required)
Are you willing to have a continual relationship with your mentee after the mentorship has ended?(Required)
There are three types of volunteer opportunities available for the Grants of Hope program. Choose all that apply

Grants of Hope Grant Eligibility

(1) Must be out of an abusive relationship for at least one year. Must show copy of court documents, a restraining order, or legal record of domestic violence. If requesting rental or bill assistance, (2) must be able to show that you are able to be financially self-sufficient in future months. (3) There must be enough income coming into the home to pay for all household expenses.

If you are eligible for assistance, you will be provided a list of documents that need to be submitted with your application. Requested documents is dependent on the type of assistance you are requesting. These documents may include (but are not limited to):

  • Government Issued Photo ID
  • Rental Agreement
  • Income Verification
  • Expense Verification (copies of bills)
  • Current Bank Statements (3 months worth)
  • Will be required to attend a financial literacy class to receive funds if requesting rental or bill assistance.

Mentoring is a unique learning relationship between a mentor and mentee. Mentors have a passion for helping and teaching others and have extensive experience in their field of study.

Financial abuse occurs in three ways: the abuser “takes care” of the finances, sabotages employment, and/or economic exploitation. Economic abuse is a relatively new term housed under the definition of domestic violence. Survivors had experienced this abuse long before congress defined it under the VAWA act in 2022. In fact, many victims of financial abuse are not even aware it is taking place.

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