Survivors’ Economic Self Sufficiency Project

Crisis Intervention Services (CIS) serves 12 rural counties in South Central Iowa which are extremely rural and encompass some of the poorest counties in Iowa. The Survivors’ Economic Self-Sufficiency Project, which IWF is funding for a third year, assists survivors of trauma who are living in their emergency shelter with the skills and resources necessary to regain economic self-sufficiency. This continued funding has given CIS the opportunity to fine-tune their classes on Financial Empowerment, Life Skills, and Career Development.