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Women Helping Battered Women will be holding its New Volunteer, Intern, & Staff Training September 11-13! You must apply in advance ( Criminal background checks are required for WHBW volunteers.

WHBW depends on volunteers to keep all of our services and programs running smoothly and consistently, especially the hotline. For Direct Service volunteers, we recommend that survivors have 1 to 2 years since active abuse to ensure emotional readiness. For those who have recently experienced domestic abuse, we appreciate your experience for special events as a general volunteer. See our list of volunteer opportunities.

Contact our Volunteer Coordinator at or 802-658-3131 x1081 for more information.


Annual School Supply Drive

by WHBW on July 20, 2015

Every year donations from the community support a school supply drive for about 30 children affected by domestic abuse.

High need items are listed in the link below.

2015 School Supply Drive Flyer

Items can be dropped off at WHBW’s administrative offices, Monday-Friday from 9am-5pm until August 14th.

Thank you!


PSA with Saint Michael’s College on affects of Domestic Abuse on Men

July 9, 2015

Thank you to our friends at Saint Michael’s College Accelerated Summer Program for their collaboration in creating the following PSA. It was an honor to partner with these students as they worked hard to dismantle the myth that men don’t experience domestic abuse. Watch the video and share!

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WHBW on CCTV’s Live at 5:25

June 23, 2015

Our Emergency Services Coordinatior joined CCTV’s Live at 5:25 to talk about emergency services we offer victims of domestic abuse in Chittenden County.

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June 2015 New Advocate and Volunteer Training

April 22, 2015

The next 20 hour training session for new WHBW Advocates and Volunteers will be held in June! The session will be held the evening of Thursday, June 4 and all day on Saturday, June 6 and Sunday, June 7. More information coming soon. Please contact Caley Holden, Volunteer Coordinator, at (802) 658-1996 if you have […]

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WHBW Peer Advocacy Program Encourages Teen Involvement

December 9, 2014

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 […]

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May 2014 New Advocate Training

May 13, 2014

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! Wednesday, May […]

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

January 23, 2014

  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.   […]

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Stopping Domestic Violence video

December 9, 2013

Women Helping Battered Women have been in the media quite a few times this past year. Most recently Emily Fredette and Janice Satiago were interviewed on the UVM extention “Across the Fence.” They both spoke of the programs offered by Women Helping Battered Women such as the hotline, emergency housing services, economic justice and transitional […]

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Men’s Survivor Support Group

November 25, 2013

          Women Helping Battered Women is committed to helping all victims of domestic violence, and as awareness of this issue grows, so does the realization that men are also victims of abuse. National figures estimate that 1 in 7 men have experienced domestic abuse, and that 835,000 men are assaulted by […]

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