The Eva Lee Parker Fund provides financial support to Black women who are currently experiencing domestic violence.

The Eva Lee Parker Fund was created by her granddaughter, Melody Gross. On the surface it would not seem like a stay-at-home mother and her entrepreneur granddaughter would have something in common but they are both survivors of domestic violence.

Why is this fund needed?

  • 94-99% of domestic violence survivors have also experienced economic abuse.

  • 21-60% of people who experience intimate partner violence lose their jobs due to reasons stemming from the abuse.

  • Survivors can experience employment-related abuse, inability to access existing funds, and coerced deb. 

  • Survivors also experience broken doors and windows, car damage, and other unexpected financial burdens.

  • Black women are three times more likely to experience domestic violence than white women.

This fund will provide financial support for Black women who are currently experiencing abuse by an intimate partner. The funds can be used for:

  • travel to escape

  • car maintenance and gas

  • broken items in the home

  • other non-discretionary needs

The goal is to relieve some of the financial burdens Black women who are experiencing domestic violence; as financial abuse is a major barrier to leaving. Funds will be distributed via a payment method of the recipient’s choosing. Requests will be accepted on an ongoing basis.

For more information or partnership opportunities contact Melody Gross at [email protected]. Donations are tax-deductible.