|Technical Assistance Question (TAQ)*
TAQ: How can creating partnerships with moving companies help domestic violence advocates address survivors’ relocation needs?
“I am trying desperately to get back home to North Dakota before my abuser is released from jail. I am stranded in Louisiana. Please help me if in any way possible.”
– Survivor reaching
out to NRCDV
Survivors often reach out with inquiries about relocation assistance. In my role as a technical assistance p
rovider at NRCDV, I often feel heartbroken over the challenges they face, and at the same time, inspired by the resilience and resourcefulness that they carry. Relocation is certainly a broad and complex issue, with many important considerations.
In this TAQ
, Patty Branco, NRCDV, takes a deeper look at how collaborations with moving companies can strengthen options and strategies for survivors relocating to safe housing.
(Also, check out more TAQs on VAWnet.org.)
*What is a TAQ? The TAQ, developed by NRCDV, provides information on various issues related to gender-based violence that has national reach or impact and is relevant to the work being done by service providers and advocates in local communities. Each TAQ is in direct response to specific questions received from the field or developed around emerging issues.