Intimate Partner Violence (IPV) is defined by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention as physical violence, sexual violence, stalking and/or psychological aggression (including coercive acts such as limiting access to phones, family, and transportation), or exploiting vulnerabilities (including immigration status or undisclosed sexual orientation) by a current or former intimate partner.
This type of violence can be carried out against women, men and members of the LGBTQ+ community. In 2018, it was estimated that 847,000 IPV-related Violent Crimes occurred in the United States. In Los Angeles County, domestic violence is one of the main drivers of homelessness.
If you or someone you know is in crisis and needs to flee from a dangerous situation, a JFLA loan can help. Loans of up to $15,000 are available and can be used for:
· Moving expenses
· Security deposit
· Car repair
· Used car purchase
· And more!
Applying for an emergency loan is simple and fast. The entire process is completed online, including your interview with our loan analyst. Once we receive your documentation your loan can be turned around in a matter of days. When your loan is approved the funds are deposited directly into your bank account.
A 0% interest loan from JFLA helped Stacey* get back on her feet. Stacey works as a security guard, and just came out of an abusive relationship. While she was relieved to be on her own, she had no idea how she would cover the rent that she used to split with her partner, especially because her hours had just been reduced due to COVID-19. The loan she received from JFLA allowed her to pay her rent and stay in her apartment. She is extremely grateful for the support.
JFLA is a nonprofit organization that serves all residents of Los Angeles, Ventura, and Santa Barbara counties regardless of race, religion, or gender. Our loans are 100% interest free and have no fees of any kind. JFLA works out low monthly payments to make the loan affordable to just about anyone. We can do this because we are not a bank - we are a nonprofit organization supported by donations. Visit jfla.org to learn more about our 0% interest loans and apply today.
*Name has been changed to protect privacy.