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

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.

Kid’s brochure (If there is fighting in your home)

A brochure for children living in homes with domestic violence. Hard copies available. Email or phone your requests to library@vtnetwork.org or 802/ 223-1302 x 1104, and remember to include your mailing address.  

Talking to Your Teen About Sexting

A brochure for parents and guardians of teens.                   Hard copies available. Email or phone your requests to library@vtnetwork.org or 802/ 223-1302 x 1104, and remember to include your mailing address.