Linda, Executive Director
Judy, Educator/Office & Volunteer Coordinator
Sue, Legal Advocate
Justina, DV Survivor Empowerment Coordinator
Terry, Advocate Links Section
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Your Local Domestic and Sexual Violence Agency
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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; Mary Norman, Tunbridge; Kathy Nelson, Randolph; Eileen Murphy, Vershire, and Lenora Kimball, Tunbridge
AUGUST VOLUNTEER ADVOCATE TRAINING
Learn how to:
The training will be held on Tuesdays, 8/2, 8/9 and 8/16 from 5:30pm - 8:00pm; Thursdays 8/4, 8/11 and 8/18 from 5:30pm - 8:00pm and Saturday, 8/20, from 9:30am - 3:00pm.
Answer hotline calls through a pager, from your own home, on your own schedule.
For further information or to register, call or email Judy: 802-685-7900, ext 307 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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? A link to Paypal appears on the left hand side of this page. We appreciate your support! Safeline is a 501(c)3.
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.
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ORANGE COUNTY DOMESTIC AND SEXUAL VIOLENCE TASK FORCE
The next meeting is: Wednesday, September 7th from 3:00pm - 4:30pm at Safeline's office in Chelsea. Auburn Watersong, the Associate Director of Public Policy at the Vermont Network Against Domestic & Sexual Violence, will present a wrap of of the 2016 Legislative Session. 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 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
To learn more, please call Justina, our Domestic Violence Survivor Empowerment Coordinator, at 802-685-7900, ext. 309
PROTECTION ORDER ASSISTANCE
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Granite United Way
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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.
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