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WomenSafe receives donation from Maple Run

Posted on July 24, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



MIDDLEBURY — WomenSafe was recently named as one of three organizations chosen to receive funding from the proceeds of the Middlebury Maple Run, Vermont’s Sweetest Half-Marathon.

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WomenSafe Mother's Day card features local artist Pamela Smith

Posted on May 11, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



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ADDISON COUNTY — WomenSafe recently unveiled the 2017 Mother’s Day card — the 16th in its annual Local Women Artists Series. Addison County artist Pamela Smith’s colorful and cheerful painting, titled “Woman with Children,” graces the front of this year’s card.

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Clergy are 'first responders' to sexual, domestic violence

Posted on November 14, 2016 |
By Gaen Murphree



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MIDDLEBURY — A group of local clergy members gathered last Tuesday for an all-day event at which they asked themselves how they could do more to end sexual and domestic violence and how they could better serve those who turn to them in an hour of need.

The event was sponsored and hosted in Middlebury by WomenSafe, which provides resources to combat domestic and sexual violence. (See related story.)

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Vt. wins federal grants to help victims of violence

Posted on October 6, 2016 |
By Adam Federman of Vt. Digger



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MIDDLEBURY — Vermont will receive more than $9 million in federal funding to support victims of domestic violence and other violent crime in some of the state’s most underserved areas, Sen. Patrick Leahy announced Tuesday in Middlebury.

People fleeing violence in rural areas often struggle to find the help and resources they need, he said.

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Pioneering teamwork between college and Porter Hospital supports sexual assault victims

Posted on August 25, 2016 |
By Gaen Murphree



MIDDLEBURY — A groundbreaking partnership between Middlebury College and Porter Medical Center should make it easier for victims of sexual assault to get immediate, local care from medical professionals who are specially trained to work with trauma survivors and collect forensic evidence.

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WomenSafe nets big grant to battle domestic violence

Posted on September 24, 2015 |
By John Flowers



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MIDDLEBURY — WomenSafe has won a $753,166 federal grant that will allow the Middlebury nonprofit to continue its fight against domestic violence and sexual assault in Addison County and neighboring Rochester.

The grant is actually a three-year extension in funding for which WomenSafe first successfully applied through the U.S. Department of Justice’s (DOJ) Office of Violence Against Women back in 2007. It is money the DOJ has earmarked for rural communities needing help in combatting crimes against women — including dating violence and stalking.

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Chuchi Veguez recognized for 'changing the world'

Posted on March 12, 2015 |
By Addison Independent



 

MIDDLEBURY — WomenSafe announces that Susan “Chuchi” Veguez is the recipient of the 2015 Kimberly Krans Women Who Change the World Award. A reception will be held Wednesday, March 25, from 5-6:30 p.m. at 109 Catamount Park in Middlebury to honor and celebrate Veguez’s dedication to the community. Refreshments will be provided.

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WomenSafe's Smith steps down after eventful tenure

Posted on November 6, 2014 |
By John Flowers



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MIDDLEBURY — Naomi Smith had spent several years as a Certified Public Accountant when, during the late 1990s, she felt a tug to a decidedly different profession. Instead of counting numbers, she wanted to become a person who other women could count on if they had become victims of domestic or sexual abuse.

So Smith took a job as shelter program director for Burlington’s Women Helping Battered Women organization.

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Mother's Day card helps to keep local moms safe

Posted on April 20, 2014 |
By Addison Independent



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MIDDLEBURY — WomenSafe announces that Addison County artist Patricia LeBon Herb’s artwork will grace the 2014 Mother’s Day card — the 13th annual Mother’s Day card in WomenSafe’s Local Women Artist Series.

LeBon Herb started her early professional career as a graphic artist and illustrator. She later became a fine arts painter by profession. She and her husband, Guntram, live in Middlebury. They have two grown children, who have left home for college, which they attend on opposite coasts.

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WomenSafe award funding to continue transitional housing

Posted on October 17, 2013 |
By John Flowers



ADDISON COUNTY — WomenSafe has received a promise of $300,000 in new federal funding for a program that helps improve the safety of local women and children, at a time when social service programs across Vermont are bracing for the impact of the federal government shutdown.

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