On the Blog: Advocacy Week – Social Change!

As part of our Advocacy Week Celebration, we are blogging daily, focusing on a different theme of Advocacy each day. Today, advocates from the organizations Safeline and Pride Center spoke to us about the topic of social change. By Jessica Barquist, Policy and Organizing Director Change is inevitable as it is constant. Social change happens on all levels of the … Read More

On the Blog: Advocacy Week – Liberation!

As part of our Advocacy Week Celebration, we are blogging daily, focusing on a different theme of Advocacy each day. Today, advocates from the organizations Women’s Freedom Center, WomenSafe and WISE spoke to us about the topic of Liberation. By Amy Torchia, Children’s Advocacy Coordinator   “If you have come here to help me, you are wasting your time. But … Read More

Advocacy Week 2019

This week, we are celebrating the works that advocates do to support survivors across the state. As part of our Advocacy Week Celebration, we are blogging daily, focusing on a different theme of Advocacy each day. Click the theme below to read a post on our blog featuring the voices of advocates!

On the Blog: Advocacy Week – Healing and Resiliency!

As part of our Advocacy Week Celebration, we are blogging daily, focusing on a different theme of Advocacy each day. Today, advocates from the organizations SACT, AWARE and Voices Against Violence spoke to us about the topic of Healing and Resiliency. By Kelli Risitano, Director of Advocacy and Healing Initiatives “Healing takes vulnerability and being vulnerable is actually a form … Read More

On the Blog: Advocacy Week – Safety!

As part of our Advocacy Week Celebration, we are blogging daily, focusing on a different theme of Advocacy each day. Today, advocates from the organizations PAVE, HOPE Works and Circle spoke to us about the topic of Safety. By Chani Waterhouse, Director of Member Relations “If you’re not feeling safe, your safety and your survival become priority one,” explained an … Read More

On the Blog: Advocacy Week – Empowerment!

As part of our Advocacy Week Celebration, we are blogging daily, focusing on a different theme of Advocacy each day. Today, advocates from the organizations Clarina Howard Nichols Center, Deaf Vermonters Advocacy Services (DVAS), NewStory Center and Umbrella spoke to us about the topic of empowerment. By Anne Smith, Director of Training and Leadership Development To Keri Darling, from DVAS, … Read More

Housing Protections

The legislature recently passed critical housing protections for victims of domestic violence, sexual violence and stalking. These protections include: Check out these frequently asked questions to learn more:

On the Blog: Legislative Wrap-Up

We just finished up a whirlwind legislative session here in Vermont! This was my first session with the Vermont Network and what an interesting session to join in this important work. The legislature saw a record number of bills introduced this year and the House and Senate grapples with a number of important economic and social justice issues. Advocates from … Read More

Join the Conversation: #askableadultvt

In a statewide youth survey, Vermont youth overwhelmingly ranked having more askable and supportive adults in their lives the #1 thing that would address their concerns at school and in their communities. This April during Sexual Violence Awareness Month, the Vermont Network Youth Advocacy Task Force is launching a social media campaign to elevate youth voices by asking youth to share what an … Read More

2018 Data Snapshot: Meeting the Needs of Vermonters

Domestic and sexual violence occur in every community in Vermont and often, this harm is hidden from view. Our new data snapshot helps provide context and shape to the experiences of thousands of Vermonters. In 2018 alone, Member Organizations of the Vermont Network helped 8,550 people. Learn more about how survivors throughout Vermont are supported in their communities. Click here … Read More