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Resources for Adults

LOCAL  RESOURCES

Lamoille County Special Investigation Unit

The Lamoille County Special Investigation Unit (LCSIU) is a multi-disciplinary task force created to conduct criminal investigations and provide victim services in response to reports of child sexual abuse, sexual offenses, domestic assault, serious child physical abuse, as well as abuse of vulnerable adults and the elderly in Lamoille County, Vermont.

 

Lamoille Family Center

As a family resource center, the Lamoille Family Center focuses on creating an atmosphere in which all families are welcomed, nurtured, and supported.  Lamoille Family Center recognizes that raising children is an important and challenging job for all parents, and that the outcomes of that endeavor have a profound impact on our communities and society.  The Lamoille Family Center is firmly committed to developing a system of care for children and families that weaves together best practices of professionals, the wisdom and experience of families, and the strengths and hopes of the community.

 
Capstone Community Action Council

Capstone provides comprehensice services to help people achieve economic sufficiency with dignity through individual and community development.

 

Lamoille Housing Partnership

The Lamoille Housing Partnership was created in 1991 to provide and maintain safe, decent and affordable housing through rental, home ownership, or other means to low and moderate income persons and families living within Lamoille County and the Town of Hardwick and to provide such assistance without discrimination or prejudice.

 

Lamoille Community Mental Health Services

Lamoille County Mental Health is a nonprofit organization providing quality developmental and mental health services to the Lamoille Valley area, enhancing independence and quality of life.

 
 
Vermont Center for Independent Living

The Vermont Center for Independent Living (VCIL), a non-profit organization directed and staffed by individuals with disabilities, works to promote the dignity, independence and civil rights of Vermonters with disabilities. Like other independent living centers across the country, VCIL is committed to cross-disability services, the promotion of active citizenship and working with others to create services that support self-determination and full participation in community life. Founded in 1979, VCIL is the only center for independent living (CIL) in Vermont and was the first organization in the state with a majority of board and staff with disabilities.

 

Vermont Automated Notification Service- Vinelink

Vinelink is a free and confidential service through which victims of crime can use the telephone or Internet to search for information regarding the custody status of their offender and to register to receive telephone and e-mail notification when the offender’s custody status changes. The toll-free number for the VAN Service is 866-976-8267.  TTY 866-847-1298.  This service is provided to assist Victims of Crime who have a right to know about their offender’s custody status.

 

Vermont Department for Children and Families

The Vermont Department for Children and Families (DCF) provides a wide array of programs and services, including adoption & foster care, child care, child development, child protection, child support, disability determination, and economic benefits such as 3SquaresVT, fuel assistance, and health insurance.

 

SafeSpace 

 SafeSpace is a program at the Pride Center of Vermont.  SafeSpace is a social change and social service program working to end physical, sexual and emotional violence in the lives of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and questioning (LGBTQQ) people. The Pride Center provides information, support, referrals, and advocacy to LGBTQQ survivors of violence and offer education and outreach programs in the wider community. 

 

Deaf Victims Advocacy Service

(DVAS) serves all signing and non signing deaf, hard of hearing, late deafened, and deaf-blind individuals to enhance awareness and education about crimes and abuse.

 

VT Coalition of Supervised Visitation Programs

The Vermont Coalition of Supervised Visitation Programs is the collective voice advancing safe contact between children and their non-residential parents and family members in supervised, child-focused environments.

 
 
NATIONAL RESOURCES
 
National Network to End Domestic Violence
NNEDV works to make domestic violence a national priority; change the way communities respond to domestic violence; and strengthen efforts against intimate partner violence at every level of government.
 
National Alliance to End Sexual Violence
The National Alliance to End Sexual Violence educates the policy community about federal laws, legislation and appropriations impacting the fight to end sexual violence. Its team of experts and advocates, donating time away from their state and local groups, publish written analysis, track legislation, provide media interviews, and advise members of Congress and the executive branch.
 
No More
NO MORE is a new, overarching symbol, like the pink breast cancer ribbon and the yellow support our troops ribbon, that is bringing together all people, organizations and communities that support ending domestic violence and sexual assault in our society.
 
Stop It Now!
Stop it Now works to mobilze adults, families, and communities to end child abuse.
 
The Women of Color Network
The Women of Color Network (WOCN), a project of the National Resource Center on Domestic Violence (NRCDV) is a national grassroots initiative dedicated to building the capacity of women of color advocates and activists responding to violence against women in communities of color.

 

MAKING THE CONNECTION: DOMESTIC VIOLENCE AND ANIMALS

The link between violence against animals and violence against people is clear, and there are resources to help.

 

Animal Legal Defense Fund: Animal Cruelty and Domestic Violence This resource provides up to date and state by state legal response to the link between domestic violence and aninmal advocacy, and includes important information about the importance of cross-reporting abuse and safety planning.  

Advocates for Human Rights - Stop Violence Against Women Project: Animal Abuse and Domestic Violence  Provides information on the relationship between animal and human abuse, as well as information and resources.

ASPCA: Domestic Violence and Animal Cruelty This resource explores the link between domestic violence and animal cruelty, as well as providing resources for helping law enforcement and other partners respond.  

National Link Coalition: National resource center on the Link between animal and human violence, offering extensive resources for individuals, organizations, and others, including sections on prevention, continuing education, the impact on children, and more.  

Red Rover: Domestic Violence and Pets  National resource founded in 1987 to bring animals out of crisis and strengthen the bond between people and animals.

Sheltering Animals and Families- Together (SAF-T) Global initiative guiding domestic violence shelters on housing families with their animals.