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Webster Five Announces Partnership With YWCA

 Auburn, MA – Webster Five is pleased to announce an exclusive relationship with the YWCA Central Massachusetts to provide financial seminars for domestic violence survivors the YWCA serves as part of its comprehensive domestic violence program.

The $15,000 grant from Webster Five will provide the necessary funding to serve 125 people per year over three years. The seminars will be delivered in-person, remote, one-on-one, and in small groups as well as sessions conducted in Spanish. Participants will sign up for five-week
sessions which will include a one-hour seminar each week.

“We are very excited to partner with Webster Five to provide this critical financial information for the people we serve” said Tara Huard, Manager, Community-Based Intervention Services, Central Massachusetts YWCA. “Understanding how to manage and budget money is an important step in helping survivors reach financial freedom and stay safe after leaving an abusive relationship. We are grateful to the Webster Five facilitators, who will participate in a training themselves to recognize the signs of domestic violence, for sharing their knowledge.”

“It is important for everyone to build their financial confidence by learning more about money management, and this is especially important for domestic violence survivors who often are denied access to finances by their abuser,” said Donald Doyle, President and CEO, Webster Five. “We are proud to support this important initiative and hope it will make a difference in the lives of everyone who participates in the seminars.”

The seminars will include topics such as saving, budgeting, protecting financial information, building and repairing credit, and first-time home buying programs.