Between 2 and 4 million women are annually victimized by domestic violence. Most children in homes in which domestic violence occurs witness that abuse and suffer secondary psychological effects, including aggressive behavior and depression. Male children who witness abuse are more likely to become abusers themselves as adults, creating a vicious, intergenerational cycle of violent behavior. (ABA Domestic Violence Commission)


If you need help or someone you know is experiencing or in some way involved in domestic violence please recognize that there are measures to take in order to prevent further harm. If you are a victim of violence we strongly urge you to devise a safety plan for a time of extreme emergency, and the following list of Domestic Shelters will be a great start for obtaining help and vital information.

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Vermont Domestic Violence Shelters:


  • Vermont Network Against Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault P.O. Box Montpelier VT 05601 802-223-1302

  • PAVE (Protect Against Violent Encounters) P.O. Box 227 Bennington VT 05201 Business #: 802-442-2370 Hotline/Crisis: 802-442-2111

  • Women's Crisis Center P.O. Box 933 Brattleboro VT 05302 Business #: 802-257-7364 Hotline/Crisis: 802-254-6954 Toll Free: (800)773-0689

  • Vermont YWCA, Inc. 278 Main Street Burlington VT 05401 Business #: 802-862-7520

  • Women Helping Battered Women P.O. Box 1535 Burlington VT 05402 Business #: 802-658-3131 Hotline/Crisis: 802-658-1996

  • SAFELINE P.O. Box 254 Chelsea VT 05038 Hotline/Crisis: 802-685-4514 Toll Free: (800)639-7233

  • A.W.A.R.E. Box 307 Hardwick VT 05843 Business #: 802-472-6463

  • Addison County Women in Crisis P.O. Box 67 Middlebury VT 05753 Business #: 802-388-4205 Hotline/Crisis: 802-388-4205

  • Battered Women's Services P.O. Box 828 Montpelier VT 05601 Business #: 802-223-0023 Hotline/Crisis: 802-233-0855

  • Shelter Committee, Inc. P.O. Box 1215 Montpelier VT 05601 Hotline/Crisis: 802-476-4357

  • Clarina Howard Nichols Center P.O. Box 517 Morrisville VT 05661 Business #: 802-888-5256 Hotline/Crisis: 802-888-5256 Toll Free: (800)498-5256

  • Step O.N.E. 63 Main Street Newport VT 05855 Business #: 802-334-0148 Toll Free: (800)224-STEP

  • Action Against Battering/CVCAC P.O. Box 231 Randolph VT 05060

  • Rutland County Women's Network & Shelter P.O. Box 313 Rutland VT 05702 Business #: 802-885-2368 Hotline/Crisis: 802-885-2050

  • Abuse and Rape Crisis 75 Fairfield St. St. Albans VT 05478 Business #: 802-933-2362 Hotline/Crisis: 802-524-6575

  • Domestic Violence & Sexual Assault Prevention Program 86 North Main Street St. Albans VT 05478 Business #: 802-524-6574 Hotline/Crisis: 802-524-6575 Toll Free: (800)527-7748

  • Umbrella, Inc. One Prospect Avenue St. Johnsbury VT 05819 Business #: 802-748-8645 Hotline/Crisis: 802-748-8141



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