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Staff

Members:
Linda, Executive Director
Judy, Educator/Office & Volunteer Coordinator
Monique, Economic Justice Advocate
Sue, Legal Advocate
Justina, DV Survivor Empowerment Coordinator

Links Section


DONATE TO SAFELINE WITH PAYPAL

AMAZON SMILE

NATIONAL SEXUAL VIOLENCE RESOURCE CENTER

STALKING AWARENESS MONTH

TEEN DV MONTH

NO MORE

VERMONT LAW SCHOOL

VERMONT NETWORK AGAINST DOMESTIC & SEXUAL VIOLENCE

FAIRLEE MARINE

SAFELINE ON FACEBOOK

FUTURES WITHOUT VIOLENCE

PREVENT IPV

LESLIE MORGAN STEINER

YOUTH ADVOCACY TASK FORCE BLOG

ALLSTATE FOUNDATION

RUN LIKE A GIRL

NNEDV

NATIONAL CENTER FOR DOMESTIC VIOLENCE, TRAUMA & MH

VERMONT COMEDY DIVAS

AVON FOUNDATION
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Your Local Domestic and Sexual Violence Agency

THIS INSTITUTION IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY PROVIDER, AND EMPLOYER.

SAFETY ALERT: Computer use can be monitored and it is impossible to completely clear. If you are in danger, use a safer computer or call our hotline at 1-800-NEWSAFE. 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; Amy Peberdy, Corinth; Louise Barreda, Tunbridge; Mary Norman, Tunbridge; Shelley Dimick, Randolph and Kathy Nelson, Randolph

 
SAFELINE CELEBRATES SUMMER! 

POSTPONED UNTIL JULY 12TH DUE TO WEATHER The 4th Annual Farm-Way Father's Day Car/Truck/Tractor Show will be held on JUNE 21st from 10am - 2pm. There is a $10.00 entry fee. Farm-Way is located on Route 25 in Bradford, VT, Exit 16 off I-91.The event is sponsored by White Mountain Cruisers/CarzCar Club. Monies will be donated to Safeline.

THIRD ANNUAL PONTOON BOAT DAY CRUISE RAFFLE! Once again, Fairlee Marine has generously donated a Pontoon Boat Day Cruise to be raffled as a fundraiser for Safeline. Just you, the Connecticut River, and up to eleven of your friends...It doesn't get much better than that! Raffle tickets are $10.00 each and the drawing will be held on August 1, 2015. To buy tickets, send your check to Safeline, Inc., P.O. Box 368, Chelsea, VT 05038 and include your mailing address so we can send you the tickets.

SAFELINE ON THE ROAD

Safeline will have have an information table at a number of summer events so drop by and say hello! We will be at: the Chelsea Fun Day on Saturday, June 6th from 1:00 - 8:00pm, Heath Recreation Field, Route 110, Chelsea; ValleyFest on Thursday June 11th from 3:00 - 7:00pm on the South Royalton Common and Chelsea Flea Market on Saturday, July 11th from 9:00 - 3:00pm on the North Common in Chelsea. See you soon!

HEALTHY FOOD, HEALTHY FINANCES

Safeline is pleased to announce a new initiative called "Healthy Food, Healthy Finances." We strive to create a fun and supportive environment to learn and share. We believe that financial wellbeing and independence empowers women and allows them to make healthy decisions for themselves and their children. This is a flexible, (you help decide what you want to learn), hands-on, and, most importantly, FUN series! Tuesdays: 5/26, 6/2, 6/9, 6/23, and 6/30 Time: 5:00 - 7:00pm Location: Williamstown United Federated Church, 2426 Route 14 Williamstown, VT 05679 There is no fee for this series. Instructed by Frances Fleming, Expanded Food and Nutrition Education from UVM Extension and Safeline

  • 5-week nutritional cooking program covering smart shopping, reducing waste of food, healthy eating ideas, meal planning, serving picky eaters
  • Incentives such as measuring spoons, recipe cards, cookbook, exercise video, and choice of immersion blender or cookware itensils
  • Space available for 12 participants. Sign up by calling Sue at Safeline, 802-685-7900, ext 306. Child care, refreshments and gas cards are available.

This project funded by Avon Foundation for Women.

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

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!

SAFELINE'S ANNUAL APPEAL

Dear Neighbor,

Do you remember earlier this fall when everyone was talking about domestic violence? Thank you National Football League! The NFL debacle came along just in time for Domestic Violence Awareness Month. It seems odd, however maybe not surprising, how a single infamous celebrity incident can bring an incident into public conversation. Did you know that Safeline helps at least one victim of domestic violence each day?

Safeline is striving to end to end domestic and sexual violence in Orange and northern Windsor Counties. We do this with our 24-hour hotline which receives calls seven days each week. We provided 2,962 services for 417 victims last year. These services included 641 incidents of legal advocacy, 484 crisis interventions, helping to create 441 safety plans, 426 hotline calls, financial education and housing advocacy.

We also provided food, diapers, coats, mittens and other necessities to mothers and their children who have experienced domestic violence. We helped pay for car repairs so women could travel to their jobs and provided other emergency funds.

In our efforts to prevent domestic and sexual violence, we are attempting to educate teens about healthy relationships early in their social development. Safeline and the Orange County Sheriff's Department talk with teens in a workshop entitled, "Do You Know Who You Are Talking To? The Realities of Social Media." Too many teens have no clue about the potential harm that could befall them as a result of relationships initiated online.

We give presentations to schools, faith groups, social groups, and at any other opportunity we are offered. Education and awareness are primary to instilling respect for others and for ourselves. We held four Community Forums in the past year where people practiced how to be a proactive bystander to assist their neighbor.

Individuals give to organizations like Safeline to help make a difference. We need the support of our local communities in order to continue prevention education and support services for victims of domestic and sexual violence.

We ask that you help make a difference by making a donation to Safeline. Please see our PayPal link in the left margin to make a safe, tax-deductible donation or send a check payable to Safeline to P.O. Box 368, Chelsea, VT 05038.

With sincere thanks,

Linda Ingold, Executive Director

THANK YOU TO ALLSTATE FOUNDATION AND VERIZON 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 Wireless, which has a Hope-Line phone recycling program, recently presented a $5,000.00 contribution to Safeline. Michael Murphy from Verizon Wireless presented the check to Linda Ingold, Executive Director, and Sue Perrault, Advocate.

PICNIC TABLE DONATION? As you are putting away your yard furniture for the season, 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.

PROTECTION ORDER CLINICS Safeline is offering weekly clinics that address:

  • 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

Mondays from 1:30 - 2:30pm, starting September 15th. If you would like to apply for, or already have a Relief From Abuse Order or an Order Against Sexual Assualt and Stalking, please call or email Justina at Safeline for more information about the clinics, 802-685-7900, ext 309 justina@safelinevt.org Many thanks to Verizon for their generous support of this project.

SAFELINE'S ANNUAL REPORT Safeline's Annual Report for the fiscal year from 7/1/13 - 6/30/14 is now available. Highlights include:

  • 417 individuals were served.
  • 2,962 services were provided. This included legal advocacy, crisis interventions, safety plans, financial education and housing advocacy.
  • Our volunteers donated over 2,200 hours, valued at $38,208.14
  • 74.35% of our budget reflects direct services.
  • Safeline offered three community forums addressing domestic violence and bystander intervention.
  • Town Appropriations raised $17,800.00.

DONATE TO SAFELINE

Did you know that you can safely make a credit card donation to Safeline through Paypal? A link to Paypal appears in the links section 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.

FINANCIAL SAFETY PLAN - SAFETY THROUGH SAVINGS Economic abuse is a common tactic used by abusers to gain power and control in a relationship. Do you worry about your security because of money? Come to Safeline for your Financial Safety Plan

  • Understand your options
  • Join matched savings program
  • Improve your credit
Please call Monique 802-685-7900 ext 308

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.


SAFELINE'S WISHLIST

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


Interested in helping? Send us an email at the bottom of this site and we will get in touch with you! Thanks

 


INFORMATION ABOUT DOMESTIC AND SEXUAL VIOLENCE Want to learn more about these issues? Check out our links section on the left side
 

Safeline is presenting an ongoing series of Economic Information Sessions for survivors of domestic and/or sexual violence, sponsored by the Allstate Foundation. Get help with Credit Repair, Budgeting, Investing, Resume Writing, Refinancing Debt and Much more. Please call for additional information and to register. (802) 685-7900


 

 
 

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