Felicity Swayze, Chair, Tunbridge
Kathy Nelson, Randolph
Eileen Murphy, Vershire
Lenora Kimball, Tunbridge
Maureen Moriarty, Tunbridge
Hannah Elle Lane, Braintree
Linda Ingold, Executive Director
Judy Szeg, Educator/Office & Volunteer Coordinator
Sue Perreault, Legal Advocate
Justina Kenyon,DV Survivor Empowerment Coordinator Links Section
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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; Kathy Nelson, Randolph; Eileen Murphy, Vershire; Lenora Kimball, Tunbridge; Maureen Moriarty, Tunbridge and Hannah Elle Lane, Braintree
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Coverage of sexual assault, locally and nationally, can be overwhelming for anyone (survivor or not) and Safeline is there to help. If you need support or someone to talk to, please call Safeline at 1-800-639-7233.
Second Dignity Drive at VLS Many thanks to If/When/How and the Vermont Law School community for the donations of feminine hygiene products and cash donations collected during the second Dignity Drive. These contributions are very important to the survivors of domestic and sexual violence served by Safeline. It is not commonly known that Three Squares, the Vermont food stamp program, and the Women, Infants and Children program do NOT cover these products. These products are very necessary and very expensive, especially if there are also adolescent girls in the household.
Mooncycle Yoga Another opportunity to donate menstrual products! Our friends at Milldale Farm Center for Wellness are holding a Mooncycle Yoga class on Sunday, October 21st from 4pm - 5pm. Their location is 1461 Blood Brook Road, Fairlee, VT 05045. The cost? Bring some Mooncycle products which will be donated to Safeline. Ladies, gather your goddess loved ones to support other local goddesses in our community with some of the basic needs of being a woman.
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To find out more about these programs and resources, please call 802-685-7900, ext. 307 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
EVERY month is Sexual Violence Awareness Month.
Though April is now over, we are mindfully leaving the sexual assault information on the website a little longer. The issue of sexual assault is not something relevant to only one month during the year, but throughout the year.
The national theme this year is EMBRACE YOUR VOICE. Follow this space for additional information.
HOW YOU TALK ABOUT SEXUAL VIOLENCE MATTERS: The things you say every day send a message about your beliefs and values. When you stand up for survivors of sexual violence, you send a powerful message that you believe and support them.
HOW YOUR WORDS AFFECT OTHERS:
WHAT CAN YOU DO?
EVERYDAY CONSENT People often think consent is only important when it comes to sex.
ASK FOR CONSENT WHEN TOUCHING
SEX AND CONSENT
HOW TO HANDLE THE "NO"
THINK ABOUT THE CHILDREN IN YOUR LIFE. Whether you're thinking of your child, grandchild, niece, nephew or friend's child, you want the to always feel safe and secure. Help kids feel safe by teaching them that the choices they make about their bodies deserve to be respected.
WHAT IS CONSENT?
ASK FOR CONSENT
LISTEN TO THE ANSWER
RELATIONSHIPS AND CONSENT
From RAINN (Rape, Incest and Abuse National Network): If you have experienced sexual abuse by a family member, you are not alone - and what happened to you is not your fault. While it may be difficult to talk about, you should know that this is an issue that impacts many people. The majority of juvenile victims know the perpetrator, and approximately 34 percent of perpetrators in cases of child sexual abuse are family members. It is never too late to reach out for support. For survivors in Orange or northern Windsor Counties (Sharon, Royalton, Bethel, Stockbridge & Rochester), please call Safeline's toll free number at 1-800-639-7233. For survivors in other locations, please contact RAINN's hotline at 800-656-HOPE or online.rainn.org to reach the sexual violence program serving your town.
Safeline is excited to announce our new logo!
This new look reflects our ongoing mission as we strive to end domestic violence, sexual assault and stalking in Orange and northern Windsor counties. As we worked with Linda Mirabile from RavenMark, Inc., a central Vermont graphic design and communications firm, we needed a redesigned logo that would convey a feeling of safety and inclusion for the survivors we serve. We also wanted to show how Safeline works collaboratively with other organizations for a sense of network and community.
The final logo design is suggestive of a quilt pattern (safety, comfort) with overlapping lines (networking) and rounded diamonds (community, people). The pattern does not say violence or abuse but rather is meant to convey a positive image of what Safeline does to help support and heal those we serve.
The new image is dynamic, showing forward motion similar to the survivors Safeline assists. We are pleased that this logo will become a recognizable identity that people will associate with Safeline’s mission of advocacy, prevention, education and social change.
Thank you for your ongoing support of Safeline's mission,
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.
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ORANGE COUNTY DOMESTIC AND SEXUAL VIOLENCE TASK FORCE
The October meeting of the Task Force will be October 5th at the Capstone office, 12 Prince Street in Randolph. The Task Force will participate in a discussion about the renewal of certification for the Clara Martin Center's Domestic Violence Accountability Program. The public us welcome.
To view minutes from previous OC Task Force meetings, click
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.
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JOB READINESS, EDUCATION & FINANCIAL SERVICES
PROTECTION ORDER ASSISTANCE
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Gas or food cards, diapers (small or large), toilet paper, paper towels, laundry detergent, sponges, deodorant, toothpaste, shampoo/conditioner, shovel, rake,weedwacker, copy paper, thank you cards, volunteers, volunteers, volunteers!
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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.
Please note that replies to emails sent to email@example.com may take 2 - 3 days for a response. To reach an advocate immediately, please call 1-800-639-7233.
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