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Emergency Assistance Program

The Salt Lake Domestic Violence Coalition is pleased to offer emergency financial assistance to victims of domestic violence. The Emergency Assistance Program is made possible through generous donations by Discover Card and the community.

Who can apply for the Emergency Assistance Program funds? Victim advocates/case manager/ therapist/agency working with domestic violence victims must submit applications to SLDVC on behalf of domestic violence victims. SLDVC is unable to accept applications directly from victims.

What will the Emergency Assistance Program pay for? The emergency fund is designed to be of last resort. All other options for financial support should be explored first. The request should be in connection 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 directly (i.e. landlords, day cares, utility companies, etc.). Every application and situation is unique. Approvals are made on a case-by-case basis.

Basic Living NeedsReceipt
Rental AssistanceSigned lease w/applicant’s name on it
Utilities (start up or current bill)Current bill with applicant’s name on bill
Day CareDay care facility bill w/child’s name on it
DivorceDivorce classes, filing fees
MedicalCopy of the bill, dates, applicant’s nameNO NARCOTICS will be reimbursed
TherapyApplicant must use CVR and own insurance before emergency funds are utilized
Relocation (Bus, Amtrak)Date & time of departure, method of travelCopy of the ticket and receipt

How To Apply: An application can be found HERE. Submit completed application by emailing