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Sue, Legal Advocate
Justina, DV Survivor Empowerment Coordinator
Terry, Advocate

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Your Local Domestic and Sexual Violence Agency

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Safeline, Inc. is located in central Vermont and serves domestic and sexual violence victims in Orange County and the northern Windsor towns of Sharon, Royalton, Bethel, Stockbridge and Rochester. Safeline runs a 24/7 toll free number that provides support, safety planning, information and referrals as well as in person support and legal, economic and medical advocacy. We are a 501(c)3.

SAFELINE'S MISSION: Safeline strives to end physical, emotional and sexual violence against women and children through direct service, education, advocacy and social change.

SAFELINE'S BOARD: Chair, Felicity Swayze, Tunbridge; Mary Norman, Tunbridge; Kathy Nelson, Randolph; Eileen Murphy, Vershire, and Lenora Kimball, Tunbridge

*If you are looking for services related to domestic violence, sexual assault, or stalking and do not live in Safeline's service area, visit The National Network To End Domestic Violence website to find your state coalition.*


 
4th ANNUAL PONTOON BOAT DAY-CRUISE RAFFLE 

Thanks to the generosity of Fairlee Marine, we are pleased to announce the 4th Annual Pontoon Boat Day-Cruise Raffle benefiting Safeline, Inc! Tickets are $10.00 each. The drawing will be on August 1st. To buy tickets, mail check to Safeline, Inc., P.O. Box 368, Chelsea, VT 05038. Please include your phone number and email address so we can contact you if you win. For questions, please call Safeline at 802-685-7900.

    The gift certificate can be used on weekdays only.
    Reservation needed.
    Your choice of cruising on the Connecticut River (leaving from Orford, NH) or Lake Fairlee.
    Boat holds 12 people.
    You provide driver.
    Gas provied by Fairlee Marine.
    $195.00 value!

Safeline Recieves Funding from Granite United Way for "Support Through the Legal Maze."

Granite United Way's Board of Directors and local volunteers recently announced their community investments for 2016. Among those selected were Safeline, Inc. for "Support Through the Legal Maze."

Safeline is honored to be funded with an $11,000.00 grant through this competitive process. Volunteers in each of Granite United Way's regions dedicated hundreds of hours to the process. Safeline, Inc. will align with their investment decisions by United Way's impact areas of Health, Legal and Safety.

"We are honored to have been chosen by Granite United Way as we provide legal advocacy and support services for survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault and stalking," says Linda Ingold, Safeline's Executive Director. "Victims needs guidance, information and advocacy as they go through the complex legal system. 'Support through the Legal Maze' will provide vital legal services including referrals, assistance filing out legal paperwork, and accompanying survivors in court." Safeline provides comprehensive support and legal advocacy for survivors on Orange County and northern Windsor County. Safeline staff members assist as survivors work through a crisis, counsel them as they move forward beyond their immediate emergency situations and support them after the crisis. Ingold continues, "Granite United Way's financial assistance is critical for improving the health and safety of families in our area."

Each year Granite United Way's Request for Qualification and Proposal process opens in the fall. Agencies are invited to apply for funding and the investment announcements are made in the spring, following the annual campaign.

"Our Board of Directors and volunteer teams spend a tremendous amount of time in the process of making these critical investment decision," said Patrick Tufts, president and CEO of Granite United Way. "We are proud to partner with agencies like Safeline, Inc. because their work aligns with our community's most pressing needs."

Granite United Way is an experienced and trusted organization dedicated to leveraging the resources of investors and volunteers to create lasting change by addressing the underlying causes of our community's most pressing needs. Granite United Way is committed to improving the lives of individuals and families by supporting programs in the areas of education, income and health. Granite United Way works with over 1, 000 companies, 25,000 investors and thousands of volunteers every year to make our communities a better place. Granite United Way holds distinguished recognitions by both GuideStar and Charity Navigator, nationally known charity evaluators. For more information on Granite United Way, please visit their link in the Links section in the left margin of this page.

DONATE TO SAFELINE

Did you know that you can safely make a credit card donation to Safeline through Paypal? A link to Paypal appears on the left hand side of this page. We appreciate your support! Safeline is a 501(c)3.

A NEW WAY TO DONATE TO SAFELINE! Through the AMAZON SMILE program, Amazon will donate a % of an Amazon purchase to Safeline. If you are an Amazon shopper, please use the link in the left hand Links column to help support Safeline.

PICNIC TABLE DONATION? Do you have a picnic table you may not want anymore? Safeline would be glad to have it and would put a plaque on it honoring the donor! Call 685-7900.


 
Events & Opportunities

ORANGE COUNTY DOMESTIC AND SEXUAL VIOLENCE TASK FORCE
The Task Force will meet on the first Wednesday each month, staggering the meeting times and locations between Chelsea and Randolph. Please mark your calendar and join us at the meetings.

The next meeting is: Wednesday, July 6th from 3:00pm - 4:30pm at Safeline's office in Chelsea.The Task Force will continue the process of reviewing plans for for what each agency/organization should do following a domestic or sexual violence tragedy. Please let us know if you have an item to add to the agenda.

For more information about the Task Force or for directions to either of the meeting sites, please call Judy at 802-685-7900 ext. 307.



VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

Safeline has many types of volunteer opportunities. Following is a brief description of some of them.

Hotline Volunteer - Answering Safeline hotline calls. We provide extensive training for hotline volunteers. By using available pagers, answering hotline calls is flexible and convenient, and you can safely and easily respond from your own home. When a volunteer is covering a hotline shift, Safeline staff are always available for backup with any questions or concerns.

Community Outreach - Several types of activity fall within community outreach. We are always trying to better inform our communities about Safeline, our resources and also about the issues of domestic and sexual violence. We frequently need help with distributing poster, brochures, etc. throughout our area, and also with setting up and staffing tables or displays at area fairs and various community events.

Clerical or Computer Work - We often need help in our office with various clerical functions such as copying or collating materials, stuffing or addressing envelopes, maintaining our website, etc.

Building Maintenance - it is very useful to have someone help us with cleaning, mowing or various types of yard work.

Fundraising - At various times, we do fundraising events such as our Annual Appeal, raffles, etc. We also need help gathering signatures on petitions for town appropriation requests or in having representatives who could provide information about Safeline at the annual Town Meetings.

We would love to talk with you further about volunteering! Please contact Judy at (802) 685-7900, ext. 307 or at the email connection below.

 Services & Programs
SERVICES

JOB READINESS, EDUCATION & FINANCIAL SERVICES
Meet one-to-one with Safeline's Domestic Violence Survivor Empowerment Coordinator to:

  • Develop a resume
  • Create a budget
  • Strengthen job readiness skills
  • Locate financing options for education
  • Set financial goals

To learn more, please call Justina, our Domestic Violence Survivor Empowerment Coordinator, at 802-685-7900, ext. 309
Project funded by Avon Foundation for Women and the Allstate Foundation.

PROTECTION ORDER ASSISTANCE
If you would like to apply for, or already have a Relief From Abuse Order or an Order Against Sexual Assault and Stalking, please call Safeline's toll free number, 800-639-7233, for information about:

  • What type of order to apply for
  • How to apply for an order
  • What to bring to a hearing
  • What to expect at a hearing
  • ...and your specific questions
Many thanks to Verizon for their generous support of this project.

PROGRAMS

Mascoma Savings Bank Foundation
Safeline is pleased to announce that we have received funding from the Mascoma Savings Bank Foundation for a new project, "Education on the Road." This project will take domestic and sexual violence prevention education and support services information to communities using their local library as a resource center. Safeline will set up displays and information tables at each library within our service area. We will also offer one-to-one advocacy plus group presentations at the libraries. Many thanks to the Mascoma Savings Bank Foundation!

Allstate Foundation
The Allstate Foundation announced that Safeline is one of the Vermont recipients of their Moving Ahead Financial Empowerment Grant. This grant focuses effort on asset building and financial education through matched savings programs for survivors designed in partnership with Opportunities Credit Union. The funding will also ensue trained and supportive staff services are available to assist victims with job-readiness skill building, credit repair, banking and budgeting.

Verizon Foundation
Verizon Wireless, which has a HopeLine phone recycling program, recently presented a $5,000.00 contribution to Safeline. This grant helps Safeline provide legal advocacy services.

Granite United Way
Granite United Way approved a grant for Safeline’s “4 Safety & Security” project. This funding will help increase economic security for victims of domestic violence and sexual assault through intensive one-to-one individualized financial education, planning, support and job readiness training to help survivors become more self-sufficient.

 
Safeline's Wishlist
Gas or food cards, diapers (small or large), toilet paper, paper towels, laundry detergent, sponges, deodorant, toothpaste, shampoo/conditioner, shovel, rake, picnic table, weedwacker, copy paper, thank you cards, volunteers, volunteers, volunteers!


 
 



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