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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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Sponsor a Child In Need This Holiday Season

christmas giftChildren are often the hidden victims of domestic abuse and holidays can be a difficult time for everyone, especially during these tough economic times. Help make the holiday season special for children who need it, and who deserve it. We will provide you with the age and gender of the child,   along with the child's "wish list." You will have the option of buying up to four gifts for him/her     (usually not exceeding $100). If you represent an organization or business, please consider sponsoring     a full family. We ask that all gifts come unwrapped, but gladly accept any extra wrapping paper or ribbons, so     the mothers can be involved in the wrapping process.

Contact Ikey Spear at for more information.

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

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!     […]