COVID-19 Update 03/18/20

Dear friends, partners and members of our cherished community, We are writing today with an important update about services provided by member organizations of the Vermont Network during the COVID-19 crisis. The 15 member organizations of the Vermont Network are committed to providing the best services to communities throughout Vermont.  Member organizations are also carefully considering the advisories from the Vermont Department … Read More

2019 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 2019 alone, Member Organizations of the Vermont Network helped 8,760 people. This year’s snapshot also highlights challenges survivors face in accessing housing, the deadly relationship … Read More

Askable Adult Campaign

Why askable adults? In a 2017 survey, Vermont’s children and youth identified an array of concerns that cause them stress in their everyday lives—including drug and alcohol use; poverty; sexism and harassment; body shaming and bullying; and homophobia and transphobia. When asked what would help, young people said that the number one solution would be more adults they can confide in … Read More

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 Appreciation Week- Voice

The Network’s membership community invests every day in the future we are building together, for all of us.  This happens through the work they do and the way they do it.  By investing in Voice, Repair, Freedom, Justice and Community, Vermont’s local sexual and domestic violence advocacy organizations are living into a world where all people can thrive.   Advocacy Organization … 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