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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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Annual Domestic Violence Awareness Month  -  Candlelight Vigil & Survivor Speakout

candleinhands   Thursday, October 30, 2014   -  6:00 pm / Church Street Marketplace @ City Hall

Survivors and other community members hold a candle lighting ceremony to honor
those who have lost their lives because of domestic violence. With candles in hand,
participants then walk silently up Church Street to the Unitarian Universalist Church
where those affected by domestic abuse have an opportunity to
share their stories in a healing space.

Help us to help other survivors.


Welcome to our newest members to the Chittenden County Safe @ Work Network!

Spectrum Youth & Family Services, Cheese Traders and Wine Sellers, Small Dog Electronic and HOPE Works

The Safe at Work Network is a network of companies and organizations in Chittenden County, Vermont who acknowledge the seriousness of domestic violence and recognize that domestic violence affects our workplaces. These companies have agreed that Domestic Violence is a serious threat to not only the direct victims, but co-workers, and even potentially the bottom-line of their business


News & Events

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!     […]

Safe At Work Network to Announce Results of Vermont’s First ‘Domestic Violence in the Workplace’ Survey.

  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: CONTACT: Janice Santiago, Safe at Work Network Coordinator, Employment Advocate 802-658-3131 Ext. 1068   Safe At Work Network to Announce Results of Vermont’s First ‘Domestic Violence in the Workplace’ Survey. Announcement set for Monday, January 27, 2014, 10:00 am Women Helping Battered Women, 294 North Winooski Avenue, Burlington.   […]