Why Uplift

Ensuring a Safe Workplace Culture

Employers play a key role in shaping culture and changing social narratives. We need the powerful voices of employers to rise up and demand culture change to disrupt violence and improve lives both within and outside of the workplace.

People who experience violence might suffer from:

  • Unwanted contact from their abuser
  • Worry/loss of concentration
  • Absences & lateness
  • Job performance issues

Businesses Uplift VT is a coalition of Vermont business leaders who have pledged to actively engage in learning and activism that fosters a violence-free Vermont.

Positive young woman in uniform smiling while standing at counter desk in cafe

How to Engage


Trainings on recognizing violence and changing workplace culture that meet the needs of organizations of any size or structure.


Assistance to develop internal policies and practices to promote a violence free culture that is responsive to survivor needs. Options include:

  • Model human resources policies
  • Posters and information for employees
  • Assistance in establishing a confidential resource on staff

Community Change

Use your voice to create a violence-free culture that extends to your customers and community. Options include:

  • Become an Uplift Business Ambassador to spread the word
  • Posting resources for customers in public places
  • Volunteering or donating to efforts to address violence
  • Hosting events to engage in community discussion

Uplift Businesses

Join Us

Become an Uplift Business

We are committed to ending violence culture in Vermont. This commitment starts with our own organizational work community. As a Business Uplifting Vermont, we commit to supporting a violence-free workplace culture that can recognize, respond to and interrupt violence so that all in our community may thrive.

Business Resources