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About Us

Who We Are

As the statewide leader of the movement to end domestic and sexual violence, the Vermont Network, in collaboration with its Member Programs, is the collective voice for social change on behalf of domestic and sexual violence survivors.

Our Purpose

Our purpose is to create a world free of oppression where actions, beliefs and systems support all people to thrive.

Our Global Goal

Our primary strategy to achieve our purpose is to create conditions favorable for Member Programs’ success.  Member programs’ success means survivors are supported and empowered in getting their needs met and communities are working toward eliminating domestic and sexual violence.

Our Core Values

Love: We believe in the foundational importance of love and compassion for oneself and others.

Integrity: We hold honesty and transparency as vital in our work.

Respect: We uphold the dignity of all people and promote human rights, equity and justice.

Our Priorities

Advocacy at the individual, organizational, and societal level focuses on:

  • Support for Network programs through training, technical assistance and capacity building;
  • Public Policy through advocacy, collaboration and education;
  • Social change through community outreach and prevention.

Our History

The Vermont Network Against Domestic and Sexual Violence was founded in 1986 as a statewide coalition of domestic and sexual violence programs, with a state office in Montpelier.

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