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Linda, Executive Director
Judy, Educator/Office & Volunteer Coordinator
Sue, Legal Advocate
Justina, DV Survivor Empowerment Coordinator
Amy, 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.

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; Lenora Kimball, Tunbridge; Kathy Nelson, Randolph; and Eileen Murphy, Vershire

*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.*

Continuing the Journey 

Friday, May 6, 6-7:30pm, doors open at 5:30pm Esther mesh Room at Chandler Center for the Arts, Randolph.

More than 20 years after six brave women shared their stories in "A Journey Into Courage." director Bess O'Brien (The Hungry Heart) and "Jenny D" from the original documentary join survivors from our own community to share stories of struggle, healing and triumph. Wynona Ward, Esq., of Have Justice Will Travel will also share how much has changed in legislation and law since the mid-nineties to support those affected by domestic and family violence - and what challenges remain. Light refreshments will be available. All are welcome. Admission by donation.


Safeline, Inc. will be holding a volunteer advocate training series from Monday through Thursday, May 23rd -26th from 9:00am - 3:00pm at Vermont Law School. Learn how to: help victims of domestic violence and sexual assault with safety planning; distinguish the factors of domestic violence and sexual assault; and connect survivors with community resources and provide appropriate referrals. You can answer hotline calls through a pager, from your own home, on your own schedule. After successfully completing this 20-hour training, you will have earned certification as a Victim/Crisis Worker in the State of Vermont. This will permit you to provide direct services for victims of physical and emotional abuse or sexual assault working under the supervision of Safeline, Inc. The deadline for registration is Monday, May 16th. To register, call or email Sue at 802-685-7900, ext. 306 or A longtime advocate called this, "The best and most life changing thing I have ever done."


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!

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

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, June 1st from 5:00 - 6:30pm at Capstone's office in Randolph.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. Thank you to all the May Task Force meeting participants for the engaged and meaningful conversation. 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.


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

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.

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.


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!



THIS INSTITUTION IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY PROVIDER AND EMPLOYER. Domestic and sexual violence is also experienced by people with disabilities; or who are LGBTQ; or who are elderly; or who are immigrants or who have limited English proficiency. We encourage you all to call us.

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