To assist in the transition to a safe, independent life for all those who have been affected physically, sexually, emotionally, or economically by domestic abuse. To promote a culture that fosters justice, equity, and safety.
P.O. Box 1535
Burlington, VT 05402 USA
domestic violence, domestic abuse, intimate partner violence, shelter, housing, legal, education, advocacy
Human Service Organizations (P20)
Women's Rights (R24)
Temporary Shelter For the Homeless (L41)
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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
The Hotline is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to those who have experienced domestic violence directly, as well as to family members, friends, other service providers, and concerned members of our community who are seeking support and information about domestic violence. In FY 18, 3,799 calls were made to the 24/7 Hotline.
Shelter & Housing
Those fleeing domestic violence or who have experienced recent domestic violence can find a safe place to stay through the Emergency Housing Program of Steps to End Domestic Violence.
Emergency housing provides safety and respite during which individuals and families can begin to rebuild their lives. We offer emotional support and assist in meeting basic needs such as clothing, food, financial assistance and permanent housing.
In FY 16, 81 people stayed at the emergency shelter and 334 adults and children received emergency housing.
Females, all ages or age unspecified
Our Legal Advocates provide information and support to those who have experienced domestic violence in making informed decisions while navigating the court system. Legal Advocates support victims in both district and family court. This can be for issues such as relief from abuse orders, divorce, child custody, and child support. They cannot, however, act as an expert witnesses in criminal or civil proceedings.
In FY 16, 458 individuals received support with divorce, custody, & filing relief from abuse orders .
Abusers frequently control their partners by denying them access to finances, jeopardizing their credit, and limiting access to employment or education. Even in the absence of such overt economic abuse, leaving an abusive relationship often has a significant financial impact. The Economic Justice Program works with survivors to help them regain confidence in personal finance, build employment readiness, and secure transitional and permanent housing.
In FY 16, 314 individuals received economic advocacy and support.
Witnessing domestic violence can have a significant impact on a child's sense of safety and trust. Children and youth who have been affected by domestic violence can access one-on-one support and therapeutic playgroups at Steps to End Domestic Violence. Their parents may also receive parenting support to address the impact of domestic violence on their children.
In FY 16, 547 children and youth were supported through direct services and parenting support.
Children and Youth (infants - 19 years.)
Young Adults (20-25 years)
Education & Prevention
Our Education and Prevention Program provides information and resources about domestic violence, including how to offer support to those who have experienced domestic violence.
We actively raise public awareness about the complex effects of domestic violence on individuals, children, and communities. Our education staff and volunteers speak at schools, in the workplace, to community groups, and to churches on a wide variety of domestic violence related topics.
Last year, we reached over 18,050 individuals through more than 250 outreach events, workshops, trainings and speaking engagements. We also reached countless others via public service announcements and printed materials.
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Steps to End Domestic Violence
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The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.
as of 11/5/2018
Attorney, Private Practice
Term: 2018 - 2021
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Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations?
Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year?
Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year?
Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership?
Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years?