FVAP’s Housing & Employment Justice project was created to address the widespread issue of homelessness and loss of employment as a direct result of domestic violence. California and Federal laws provide protections for survivors facing housing and employment crises, but survivors, advocates, housing providers and employers are often unaware of these protections.
To better protect survivors and inform the people who serve them, FVAP provides trainings and on-call legal assistance to advocates and attorneys statewide about the unique protections that survivors have when it comes to housing and employment. FVAP’s goal is to ensure that advocates and attorneys have the knowledge and tools to empower survivors to obtain or maintain safe housing and employment.
Employment Tools & Resources for Survivors
(Courtesy of Legal Aid at Work)
- Survivor’s Toolkit for Employment Rights in California
- Taking Time Off Work for Court and Services Related to Domestic Violence
- Sample Letter Certifying Need for Time Off Work Related to Domestic Violence
- Employment and Your Criminal Record Related to Domestic Violence
- Unemployment Benefits for Survivors
- How Disability Laws Can Help Survivors
Housing Tools & Resources for Survivors
Access FVAP’s housing tools & resources for survivors at our Legal Resource Library.