ACCESS: Advancing Career Counseling and Employment Support for Survivors of Domestic Violence

Welcome to ACCESS

More than 20% of women in the United States experience intimate partner violence at some point in "Survivor" by Audrey Desjarlaistheir lifetime. Each year, nearly 1,300 of them die from afflicted injuries. The mission of ACCESS is to contribute to ending domestic violence by promoting survivors’ career development and access to work and educational opportunities. It is by advancing this mission that communities can support survivors’ efforts to attain economic stability, achieve their potential, and live free from violence.

The ACCESS program is for social service providers, educators, and researchers who want to offer career and employment services to women survivors of domestic violence. The program includes a facilitator curriculum manual, participant workbooks, a Career Information System software license, and a CD of program materials. ACCESS is inclusive and builds on the strengths and skills of survivors, their families, and their communities.

“The world cannot afford the loss of the talents of half its people if we are to solve the many problems before us.”

— Rosalyn Sussman Yalow, Nobel Address, 1977


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