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Many local women live in daily fear of domestic violence

Posted on October 18, 2018 |
By John Flowers



MIDDLEBURY — “Rose,” an Addison County woman in her 40s, is overcome with dread every time she looks at the calendar.

While life is pretty good right now, each passing day brings her closer to the moment her ex-husband will be released from jail.

Closer to the prospect of being potentially shaken to the core in the dead of night by the terrifying sounds of a pounding fist and bellowing voice at her front door.

Closer to constantly looking over her shoulder for the man she’s been trying to escape from for around two years.

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WomenSafe offers volunteer training

Posted on August 30, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



MIDDLEBURY — WomenSafe, an Addison County nonprofit organization working to prevent, address and end dating, domestic, intimate-partner and sexual violence are accepting applications for their Annual Volunteer Training.

The training is ideal for those with a desire to help to make this community a more just and safe place to live, or looking for a rewarding volunteer experience. The comprehensive and dynamic training opportunity is scheduled to start on  Saturday Sept. 22. WomenSafe is encouraging community members to apply  now.

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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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'Shine A Light' goes national

Posted on June 19, 2014 |
By John Flowers



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BRISTOL — It was two years ago that Bristol-based artist Stephanie Larsen came up with an idea for a “Shine A Light” fundraiser to enlighten the Addison County community about domestic violence and sexual abuse. Local artists decorated lamps that were auctioned off to generate money for abuse-awareness programs.

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Bomoseen man charged in Shoreham domestic violence incident

Posted on December 18, 2012 |
By Addison Independent



SHOREHAM — Vermont State Police cited Jason A. Gagnon, 27, of Bomoseen for domestic assault and other charges on Monday after he allegedly tried to force his way into a Shoreham apartment and then allegedly vandalized a car belonging to one of the female occupants who had tried to defend herself with a pistol.

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Group to shine light on domestic violence

Posted on July 19, 2012 |
By John Flowers



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MIDDLEBURY — Bristol-based artist Stephanie Larsen literally dreamed up a fundraiser to benefit local domestic violence awareness programs.

Larsen, a domestic abuse survivor herself, was asleep when she imagined how to generate some cash for the Addison County Council Against Domestic and Sexual Violence (ACCADSV). In her reverie, she saw a group of wonderfully painted lamps and shades illuminating a banner that stated, “Shine a light on domestic violence.”

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