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Women Helping Battered Women (WHBW) has evolved into the largest service provider for domestic abuse victims in Vermont, serving Chittenden County.  We believe that all adults and children have the right to live without fear of abuse – sexual, physical, emotional, or financial.

No one deserves to be abused. There are places to get help. 

WHBW’s Hotline: 802-658-1996

TTY: 802-540-2992

Or call the statewide 1-800-ABUSE95 a toll free number from anywhere in Vermont to connect to the closest Vermont Network Against Domestic & Sexual Violence member agency.

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New Volunteer & Advocate Training  Coming in January! 

If you have ever thought of volunteering with our agency, whether to work directly with our service users or  
to help in a "non-direct service" way, this training is a must!
The training consists of  20 hours of comprehensive workshops facilitated by our staff and
community partners.  Non-direct service volunteers need only to attend the first evening's orientation.
If a volunteer would like to answer our Hotline, an additional 16 hours of training is also needed.

 Please fill out a "Volunteer  Application" and send it to


Help us to help other survivors.



Our Hotline, (802) 658-1996 or 1-800-ABUSE95, is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week

Our Administrative Office hours for Christmas and New Years will be:
 Wednesday, December 24 - open 9:00-3:00 
Thursday, December 25 - CLOSED
Friday, December 26 - CLOSED
Thursday, January 1 - CLOSED

News & Events

WHBW Peer Advocacy Program Encourages Teen Involvement

The Peer Advocacy Program at WHBW is comprised of trained and qualified high school students that serve as a liaison between their high school and WHBW. The Peer Advocacy Program is twofold, and Peer Advocates’ duties include education and outreach and emotional support to their peers. Peer Advocates work with the Educator and Youth Advocate to […]

May 2014 New Advocate Training

The below workshops are open to all WHBW members. The full 20 hours of training are required for new direct service workers to earn Vermont “Victim and Crisis Worker Privilege.” New non-direct service volunteers need only to attend Orientation. Contact Michelle Hough, to RSVP. We would love to have you join us!     […]