*ANNUAL APPEAL 2017-2018

Board & Staff

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

Teen DV Month

Vermont Judiciary

2015-2016 Annual Report

Youth Advocacy Task Force Youth Survey

National Sexual Violence Resource Center


Vermont Law School

Vermont Network Against Domestic & Sexual Violence

Pride Center VT/SafeSpace

Futures Without Violence

Prevent IPV

Fairlee Marine

Youth Advocacy Task Force blog

Allstate Foundation


National Center for Domestic Violence, Trauma & MH

Mascoma Savings Bank Foundation

Granite United Way

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Mission Statement
Safeline strives to end physical, emotional and sexual violence against women and children through direct service, education, advocacy and social change.

Safeline is an equal opportunity service provider and employer. While Safeline’s mission statement reflects that most domestic abuse is perpetrated against women and children, Safeline serves all victims of domestic violence, sexual assault and stalking, including males, those who identify as transgender, and those whose gender identity is fluid.

Safeline was formed in the early 1980s by a group of concerned women who sought to aid their neighbors and friends who were experiencing domestic and sexual abuse. At that time, few supportive options were available for victims, especially given the rural nature of Safeline’s service area. The group began helping victims escape dangerous situations by picking them up and providing confidential shelter. They also established Vermont’s first toll-free hotline for victims of domestic and sexual violence. This crucial service inspired the organization’s name: Safeline. In 1992, after several years of operating strictly on a volunteer basis, Safeline incorporated, hired paid staff and began offering a wider array of services. As other domestic and sexual violence programs began to incorporate across the state, Safeline joined the Vermont Network Against Domestic and Sexual Violence.


Mascoma Savings Bank Foundation
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!

Allstate 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.

Granite United Way
Granite United Way approved a grant for Safeline’s “4 Safety & Security” project. This funding will help increase economic security for victims of domestic violence and sexual assault through intensive one-to-one individualized financial education, planning, support and job readiness training to help survivors become more self-sufficient.

Linda, Executive Director
Judy, Educator/Office & Volunteer Coordinator
Sue, Legal Advocate
Justina, Domestic Violence Survivor Empowerment Coordinator

Board of Directors
Felicity Swayze, Tunbridge, Chair
Kathy Nelson, Randolph
Eileen Murphy, Vershire
Lenora Kimball, Tunbridge