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For over 3o years Voices Against Violence and Laurie’s House have been providing free and confidential crisis intervention, support, and advocacy services to victims/survivors of domestic and sexual violence in Franklin and Grand Isle Counties. Click here to learn more about our organization.

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The Sheros Among Us

Local Heros  On Friday, January 24th, Ben & Jerry’s in St. Albans awarded its first ever Local Hero award to Susan Smith and Cindy Deyak for their amazing volunteer work in spearheading the renovation and remodel of our shelter, Laurie’s … Continue reading

The Bechdel Test needs an update: We’ve set the bar for female representation too low.

“Female characters should not all look the same, act the same, have the same needs, desires, tics, jobs, strengths, vulnerabilities, and preoccupations. Just show us thinking about, talking about, engaging in many different types of things—as we are wont to … Continue reading

Voices Receives a Building Communities Grant

Voices was recently awarded a $11,000 grant as part of the Building Communities Grants Program through the State Department of Buildings and General Services. The goal of the program is to provide competitive grants to stimulate the creation and development … Continue reading