Due to the pandemic, we are primarily providing advocacy over our hotline. See below for the status of our various services. We will also be sharing other resources related to the pandemic here. If you are looking for additional resources, or have any questions, please call the hotline for immediate support!
- Our free, confidential 24/7 hotline is still available to survivors and their support systems, with interpreters available for non-English speakers. We can provide emotional support, safety planning, referrals, and other forms of remote advocacy. If phone calls are not safe for you, we also monitor our email, Facebook, and Instagram messages. Stay tuned for a chatline, to be launched on the website soon. For more details about contacting us safely, visit our Get Help page.
- We are not currently accepting new residents at Laurie’s House– but we are still housing survivors in hotels, when possible. And we are always available to safety plan with survivors who are not able to move into emergency housing at this time.
- Franklin & Grand Isle Counties are still accepting Relief From Abuse petitions (restraining orders). You can attend hearings in-person (masks are mandatory) OR call in remotely– for more information about court proceedings during the pandemic, go here.
- We are not currently accepting donations of used items, but we are accepting new items. For a list of shelter needs, go here.
- We are currently unable to accommodate drop-ins– but we are making modifications to our space so that it is safe once they resume.
Outreach & Education
- We are offering virtual support groups to adult survivors– all you need is an internet connection. Our educator is also available to do virtual workshops and trainings for staff and/or students. If you are interested in creating a virtual support group or bringing education to your community, call the hotline or reach out online.