January 2017 Newsletter

VOICe is bringing in the 2016-2017 fiscal year with a new look! Don't worry, we still offer the same free and confidential services to victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, and other crimes.

For more information about VOICe's services, please call our 24-hour hotline at 1.800.400.8551, or visit our website .

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January is Human Trafficking Awareness Month

PA is a "Pass-Through" State as well as a destination for Human Trafficking. Traffickers utilize the many highways of the state to move victims between trafficking hotspots in Ohio, New Jersey, and New York. In PA, truck stops are known for playing host to sex trafficking.
Recognize some of the signs:
  • Minor providing commercial sex acts
  • Works excessively long and/or unusual hours
  • Recruited through false promises
  • Has few or no personal possessions
  • Not in control of own money or documents
  • Inability to clarify where she/he is staying
  • Numerous inconsistencies in story
  • Signs of physical restraint, confinement, or torture
Human trafficking is one of the fastest growing criminal industries in the world. Traffickers reap billions in profits by using force, fraud or coercion to rob victims of their freedom through labor or commercial sex.

In his most recent Human Trafficking proclamation, President Barack Obama touched upon the importance of efforts to combat human trafficking: 
"From factories and brothels to farms and mines, millions of men, women, and children in the United States and around the world are exploited for their bodies and their labor....I call upon businesses, national and community organizations, families, and all Americans to recognize the vital role we must play in ending all forms of slavery and to observe this month with appropriate programs and activities."

Read the Presidential Proclamation
We Appreciate All of Your Support

Whether you support VOICe through donations, through well wishes, or through action, it does not go unnoticed. Whether you support VOICe all year round or just when you're able, we truly appreciate all that you're able to give.

Without the help and support of community members and organizations, the residents of Butler County experiencing violence would not have access to the life saving services that we offer.

Again, thank you for your support throughout 2016, and we look forward to seeing you again throughout 2017!
Color Your Way to an Equal Future

Everyone needs a self-care break from time to time! Some people utilize adult coloring books throughout their day. Take a look at the new coloring pages from the National Network to End Domestic Violence, and start coloring your way to a better, more peaceful, more equal future:
Make a Difference
Join Our Team

VOICe currently has positions available.

If you are interested in working with, and advocating on behalf of, survivors of sexual assault, domestic violence, and other crimes, view our current opportunities.

All positions require Act 33/34 clearances and valid ID/drivers' license. Applicants must also have the ability to lift 25 lbs.
Volunteer at VOICe

There is only so much our staff can do without help from dedicated, compassionate members of the community such as yourself.

Every hour you can give, and every task you can help us complete, helps survivors in Butler County. No matter how big or how small your actions, YOU make the difference.

Join Our Board

VOICe is looking for local residents interested in shaping the social change of our community. The agency operates with several standing committees. Each committee is an integral part of agency operations and is in need of talented members like you!

Learn more

    Victim Outreach Intervention Center  
111 South Cliff Street, Suite 1A
   Butler, PA 16001  
  Butler Office: 724.283.8700 
    Outreach Office: 724.776.5910 
    24-Hour Hotline: 1.800.400.8551