The Salt Lake Domestic Violence Coalition is pleased to offer emergency financial assistance to survivors of domestic violence. Please read the following information carefully for more information about the program and how to apply. Thank you!
The Emergency Assistance Program is made possible through generous donations by Discover.
Only victim advocates or caseworkers may request emergency funds on behalf of a domestic violence victim. We are not able to accept applications directly from victims/survivors or from agencies whose primary function is something other than serving victims of crime.
The referring party must, in some way, be associated with SLDVC (participate in monthly community meetings, involved in planning committees, Board of Directors or Executive Committee, etc.). Please review our website or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information on how to get involved.
Who can apply for the Emergency Assistance Program funds? Crime victim advocates/case managers working with domestic violence victims MUST submit applications to SLDVC on behalf of domestic violence victims. SLDVC does NOT provide case management.
What will the Emergency Assistance Program pay for? The emergency fund is designed to be of last resort, so all other options for financial support should be explored first. The request should be connected to a recent domestic victimization or a recent emergency connected to a crime victimization (i.e. perpetrator is being released and there are needs related to safety.)
Important things to note about the Emergency Assistance Program: Expenses must be reasonable and limitations will be set on a case-by-case basis. In most cases, SLDVC will pay vendors directly (i.e. landlords, day cares, utility companies, etc.). Every application and situation is unique. Approvals are made on a case-by-case basis.
|TYPE OF EMERGENCY ASSISTANCE||DOCUMENTATION NEEDED||NOTES|
|Basic Living Needs||Receipt|
|Rental Assistance||Signed lease w/applicant’s name on it|
|Utilities (start up or current bill)||Current bill with applicant’s name on bill|
|Day Care||Day care facility bill w/child’s name on it|
|Divorce||Divorce classes, filing fees|
|Medical||Copy of the bill, dates, applicant’s name||NO NARCOTICS will be reimbursed|
|Therapy||Applicant must use CVR and own insurance before emergency funds are utilized|
|Relocation (Bus, Amtrak)||Date & time of departure, method of travel||Copy of the ticket and receipt|
How To Apply: An application can be found HERE or on links to the left. Download and save to your computer before filling out (data won’t be saved if filled out on-line). Submit completed application by emailing it to email@example.com.