Dear Friends,

At the Women’s Freedom Center, any time day or night, our advocates meet survivors where they are to provide shelter, safety planning, legal advocacy, financial support, peer support, and compassionate connections. Whether the support needed is as “small” as a phone call to help make a plan or as “large” as helping relocate a family from an unsafe home, we are here throughout Windham and Southern Windsor counties. Your donations create safety for your neighbors.

While the scope of the problem we face can feel staggering, we have recently invested in expanding our staff and upgrading our facilities. With additional administrative space and support, our advocates continue to grow and focus on rural outreach, community engagement, youth education, meeting the housing needs in these tight markets, and more. We are so proud of the work that we have done and feel poised to meet the challenges survivors are facing now.

In our tight-knit community, fostering connection with one another is so important for survivors and their supporters alike. As a friend of the Freedom Center, we encourage you to find our Facebook page for information on community events and trainings we are offering. So far this year, we have enjoyed collaborations in the community such as a month-long display at Zephyr Designs storefront, the support of our friends at the Stone Church from the “Grrls to the Front” series, and monthly columns in the Brattleboro Reformer. Stay tuned for more!

As you consider charitable giving this year, we hope you will think of the Women’s Freedom Center.


Vickie Sterling, Executive Director