Everyone deserves to be treated with dignity and respect in their intimate relationships. They deserve to feel safe in their home, workplace and on the streets. We all deserve to live in a world free from domestic and sexual violence.
This is a lofty goal, but the WFC is committed to this work. We know the magnitude of this harm is real. Last year, 65% of all homicides in VT were the result of domestic violence. That is the highest rate in almost a decade. At the same time, 1 in 5 women in the US will experience rape or attempted rape in her lifetime, and 1 in 4 women in the US will experience domestic violence. We can't allow this abuse to continue.
That's why the Women's Freedom Center is dedicated to providing safe shelter to survivors and their children seeking freedom from domestic violence, a crisis hotline that's available 24 hrs/day, 7 days/week, legal advocacy and courtroom support, emergency financial and housing assistance, safety planning, emergency room accompaniment, support groups, youth education, and more.
For more than 40 years, the Women’s Freedom Center has been a safe haven in southern Vermont for survivors of violence to be heard, believed and empowered.
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