Why We Exist

98% of domestic abuse cases involve some form of financial abuse. Limited financial literacy is also a leading reason that survivors stay in or return to their abusive relationships.

Yet, few financial solutions exist to help survivors of abuse get back on their feet, financially. That’s where Shine comes in.

Our Approach

Our work is grounded in the belief that each of us has power. Shine strives to help survivors realize their power through their financial choices.

For every financial program we…


PARTNER with domestic violence emergency shelters in NYC to financially educate their residents, survivors of domestic violence who have become homeless after leaving their abusers

DELIVER weekly, one-hour classes on-site at the emergency shelters that address survivors’ budgeting, credit repair and career advancement needs

ITERATE content and delivery based on feedback from survivors, shelter staff and Shine volunteers

Meet the Team

We are a 100% volunteer-run organization of individuals of various backgrounds, but we share one common thread: our passion for helping abuse survivors.


Board of Directors

Jennifer Tan, MBA, MPH
Founder and Executive Director

Alen Amini, MBA, MPA

Amal Mgaresh, MBA

Marshall Corey, MBA

Karen Werbel, MBA

Shayla Madramootoo-Smith, MSW


Operations Committee

Jennifer Tan
Lisa Nann
Sabrina Liu
Lucas Gerber
Coli Bacharach
Ashley Crone
Ebony Anderson
Taylor Guiffre
Kate Burke
Sarah Zhukovsky
Tenor Tenor
Dustin Vietzke
Dannielle Romoleroux