Friday: 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM
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Seeds of Courage, Inc. were founded in March 2018 and operates the S.E.E.D.S (Sowing Economic Empowerment to Domestic violence Survivors) Program, which provides financial assistance to domestic violence victims to obtain financial freedom and independence. Our vision is to break the chains of financial abuse. Seeds of Courage, Inc. focus is on domestic violence (DV) behaviors that occur within domestic relationships. On an average $1,000 per victim is spent to facilitate financial independence. We have assisted 20 victims since being incorporated in March 2018. Seeds of Courage, Inc. serve Charles, St. Mary’s and Calvert counties in Maryland. The unmet need in our community is asserted by the NNEDV financial abuse report stating that financial abuse occurs in 99% of domestic violence cases. Currently, there are no other resources in this region that provide financial assistance exclusively to DV victims. DV victims are often faced with financial instability due to the common tactic of financial abuse used by the abuser to gain control in the relationship. To aid victims with obtaining and maintaining their freedom, Seeds of Courage, Inc. offers financial assistance with housing, rental assistance, childcare, and other costs which support the victim’s stability. Seeds of Courage, Inc. also provide a quarterly educational workshop to survivors as a tool to jump start the healing process.