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*ANNUAL APPEAL 2016-2017


Linda, Executive Director
Judy, Educator/Office & Volunteer Coordinator
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.*

DIVAS DO GOOD COMEDY SHOW On Saturday, April 8th, The Vermont Comedy Divas will once again present their side-splitting show at the Lake Morey Resort in Fairlee as a benefit for Safeline! Doors open at 7:30 with light refreshments provided by the Lake Morey Resort. The show starts at 8:00pm. Tickets are $20.00 per person at the door (cash or checks only) or through Search "Divas Do Good Comedy Show Tickets". Generously sponsored by Five Olde Tavern and Grille, Mascoma Savings Bank, Northfield Savings Bank and Lake Morey Resort.


Safeline Annual Appeal

Dear Safeline Friends,

Last year Safeline provided 2,222 crisis intervention services to 344 individuals of Orange and northern Windsor Counties. However, Safeline's services go well beyond immediate crisis intervention. We know that prevention is also imperative.

I am glad to report that we have been able to provide extensive prevention education while giving ongoing support to victims. Safeline is creating safe and sustainable futures for survivors and their children, leading to safe and sustainable futures for the next generation.

Safeline is best known for its 24 hour, 7 days a week hotline availability. The immediate comforting guiding voice is a welcome relief to the person in crisis. Thanks to a grant from Granite United Way, we are able to extend this assistance by providing legal advocacy for victims. We also continue working with survivors as they seek to gain financial stability. Safeline assists with job readiness, resumes, preparing for job interviews and finding job opportunities.

With a generous grant from the Canaday Family Charitable Trust Foundation, we are now offering seventeen workshops for local schools and for youth group leaders. These "Recognize the Signs: How Domestic Violence Affects Children and Youth" are interactive presentations about the impacts of domestic violence.

We are asking for your help with supporting survivors and for extending our prevention efforts. We have several projects for the coming year that we are seeking financial assistance. Specifically, you donation can help in these ways:

  • $35 will provide a 24-hour hotline weekend/holiday stipend.
  • $50 will provide a support group session for a survivor at High Horses Theraputic program.
  • $110 will go towards creating a sexual assault prevention Safe Bars project.
  • $250 for videotaping Crisis Worker Privilege training for hotline volunteers.
  • $ any amount for emergency food, gas, household items for victims and their children.

Thank you for your financial support to Safeline for prevention education and ongoing services.

With sincere appreciation,

Linda Ingold

Executive Director

Safeline Receives Grant from The Canaday Famly Charitable Trust

The Trustees of The Canaday Family Charitable Trust approved a one-year grant in the amount of $23,000.00 to Safeline, Inc. for workshops on "How Domestic Violence Affects Children and Youth."

"We are honored to have been chosen by The Canaday Family Charitable Trust to provide workshops for teachers, guidance counselors, nurses, librarians, coaches, and youth leaders" says Linda Ingold, Safeline's Executive Director. "Workshop information will increase awareness of how domestic violence affects children, how to identify signs that a child may be experiencing violence within their home, and how to support a child or teen that is living in a domestic violence situation." Safeline provides prevention education and comprehensive support for survivors in Orange County and northern Windsor County. Safeline staff members will offer workshops to schools, faith communities and youth groups. Ingold continues, "The Canaday Family Charitable Trust's financial assistance is critical for helping adult gain insight into how violence affects a child emotionally, behaviorally, physically, socially and cognitively."

A primary purpose of The Canaday Family Charitable Trust is to encourage and support not-for-profit organizations that work in Vermont to improve the lives of children and families. The foundstion funds innovative programs that seek to significantly improve the lives of children.

For information about scheduling a workshop on "How Domestic Violence Affects Children and Youth", please contact Justina Kenyon, Safeline's Domestic Violence Empowerment Coordinator, at 802-685-7900, ext. 309 or

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.


Did you know that you can safely make a credit card donation to Safeline through Paypal? We appreciate your support! Safeline is a 501(c)3.

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 location between Chelsea and Randolph. Please mark your calendar and join us at the meetings.

The next meeting is: Wednesday, April 5, 2017 from 3:00pm - 4:30pm at the Randolph Town Office, 7 Summer Street, Randolph, VT 05060 in the downstairs meeting room. The topic will be Firearms Relinquishment, Inventory, Storage and Return of Surrendered Firearms Processes in Orange County." Our guests will be Sheriff Bill Bohnyak and Carolyn Hanson from the Vermont Attorney General's Office. The public is welcome. 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, small building repairs 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.


Allstate Foundation
The Allstate Foundation announced that Safeline is one of the Vermont recipients of their Moving Ahead Financial Empowerment Grant. This grant focuses on asset building and financial education. The funding will ensure trained and supportive staff services are available to assist victims with job-readiness skill building, credit repair, banking and budgeting.

Granite United Way
Granite United Way approved a grant for Safeline’s “Support Through the Legal Maze” project. "Support Through the Legal Maze" provides guidance, information and advocacy that victims of domestic violence, sexual assault and stalking need when they go through the complicated court system. "Support Through the Legal Maze" provides vital services including referrals, assistance with filling out paper work and accompanying survivors to the sheriff's department and to court.

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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