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

Vermont Network Statement on Allegations of Sexual Abuse and Misconduct at Chittenden Regional Correctional Facility

December 6th, 2019 Media Contact: Karen Tronsgard-Scott, Executive Director Earlier this week, Seven Days published a deeply disturbing report about allegations of sexual abuse and misconduct at Vermont’s only women’s correctional facility, the Chittenden Regional Correctional Facility. The Vermont Network has operated a program inside Vermont’s Women’s Prison for decades which works with and supports victims of domestic and … 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!

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

Digital Narratives: Youth Stories of Connection and Joy

The Vermont Network sponsors digital storytelling workshops with youth, supporting them to share  stories of connectedness, well-being and resilience.  These stories help grow healthy individuals, relationships and communities. Digital storytelling workshops lift up what participants already know about how to solve challenges, build connections and make change. Want to learn more?  Check out the digital narratives below or click here … 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 Annual Report

In 2018 the Vermont Network stepped further into our purpose of creating a world where all people thrive. Click here to read more about this work.

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

Vermont Network’s 2019 Legislative Agenda

Our purpose is create a world free from oppression where actions, beliefs and systems support all people to thrive. This year’s legislative agenda is focused on ending domestic violence homicides, establishing housing protections for victims, and ensuring economic supports. Click here to read our full agenda.