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Staff

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

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DONATE TO SAFELINE

AMAZON SMILE

STALKING AWARENESS MONTH

RAPE, ABUSE & INCEST NATIONAL NETWORK

TEEN DV MONTH

VERMONT LAW SCHOOL

VERMONT NETWORK AGAINST DOMESTIC & SEXUAL VIOLENCE

FAIRLEE MARINE

FUTURES WITHOUT VIOLENCE
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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, Sandra Spiegel, Corinth; Amy Peberdy, Corinth; Louise Barreda, Tunbridge; Ginny West, Tunbridge. Holly Benoir, Braintree and Mary Norman, Tunbridge

 
DIVAS DO GOOD COMEDY BENEFIT Many thanks to Mascoma Savings Bank for sponsoring our upcoming Divas Do Good comedy benefit! The show will be on October 4th at the Chandler Music Hall in Randolph, VT. Divas Do Good are the premier all-female comedy troupe in Vermont."The Divas" will start the laughter at 8:00pm. Please join us for refreshments and conversation before the show at 7:30pm. Tickets are $20.00. To order tickets in advance, please send a check payable to Safeline, Inc. to P.O. Box 368, Chelsea, VT 05038. Please include your full name and address information. To learn more about the event: divasatchandler@gmail.com or (802)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@safelinevtr.org

NFL and DOMESTIC VIOLENCE

We support the MFL's policy on domestic violence and its decision to suspend Ray Rice. We encourage the NFL to take a pro-active approach to preventing domestic violence perpetrated by NFL players and team staff, and to use its vast resources to support NFL families and the communities in which they live.

The video tape of Ray Rice assaulting his partner Janay is shocking in his violence and disregard for her well-being. The public does not often have this view of domestic violence. However, this video speaks the truth of victims' bruises and broken bones. We cannot forget the horror of this kind of physical violence. Most survivors of domestic violence do not have video footage of the terror they experience, but their stories are no less valid or valuable. We need to understand and learn from the stories of tens of thousands of survivors all around the country.

Many domestic violence survivors tell us that the emotional abuse and coercion by their abusive partners is even worse than the physical abuse. These victims survive day-to-day in conditions akin to being taken hostage.

Mr. Rice was charged with assault and placed in a diversion program. We need to ensure that state laws create appropriate responses to domestic and sexual violence and that criminal justice systems offer appropriate interventions which help abusers make important behavioral changes. Likewise, we as communities need to focus on holding perpetrators accountable for their behavior. Our focus must remain on the accountability of abusers and on supporting and believing survivors.

It is important to remember that Janay Palmer and Ray Rice are real people with friends and families and a child they share. We hope they are getting the support they each need at this difficult time.

This incident presents one more opportunity to engage in a national dialogue about domestic violence. There are many valuable resources for survivors and for community members to educate ourselves about what we can do. Please click on the links at the left hand margin of this page to connect with important information.

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.

SAVE THE DATE October 23rd from 6:30pm - 8:30pm. Safeline will present an interactive forum focusing on prevention. This event will be held at Oxbow High School in Bradford. October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month.

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.

PONTOON BOAT DAY CRUISE RAFFLE! Thanks to everyone who purchased raffle tickets and to Fairlee Marine for their donation of this wonderful prize!

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
 

DID YOU KNOW....

    One in four women in the U.S. reports experiencing domestic violence by a current or former spouse or boyfriend at some point in her life.
    74% of women experiencing domestic violence are harassed by their partner at work.
    In a recently published report, Vermont ranks second in the nation for men killing women.
    Women of all ages are at risk for domestic and sexual violence, and those age 20 to 24 are at the greatest risk of experiencing nonfatal intimate partner violence.

SAFELINE TWITTERS!

http://twitter.com/safelineVT

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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