July 2017 Newsletter

VOICe has 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 .

Great Deals and Great Donations

Amazon's Prime Day is here! Deals started at 9:00 pm last night. Prime day is one of the biggest shopping days of the year and is rumored to have even better deals than Black Friday!

Don't forget to support VOICe while saving money. If you log in through Amazon Smile, Amazon will donate a portion of your purchase to VOICe! The donation is not additional money added to your cart; in fact, you're already saving money on Prime Day! 
Butler County has felt the loss of victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, and child abuse as well as an individual who had dedicated a portion of her life to helping victims of violence. We remember, mourn, and celebrate the lives of these individuals; we also thank everyone who has made a contribution in their honor. Their memory will live on and continue to help victims of crime access safety and justice.

Melissa Barto

  • Christine & Jeffrey Groff
  • Helen McSwaney
  • Kris Pacak
  • Rose Stafura

Marianne Morgan

  • Maureen Botteron
  • Carol Ames
  • Shelly & Jeffrey Muhlenkamp
  • Edmund & Luanne Mortimer
  • Margaret Mathis
  • Judy Kostecky
  • Mary & Richard Berg
  • Ernest Litch
  • Tarek El Mohamad

Bentley Miller 

  • Jeeps from the Homeland/Joe LaDue
It's Happening in Butler's Backyard

It's easy to view domestic violence as something that "doesn't happen in our backyard," but with 1 in 3 women and 1 in 4 men experiencing physical violence by an intimate partner, that's exactly where it's happening. It's happening in the home of your neighbor, your coworker, your siblings, and your best friend. It's affecting families, workplaces, schools, and our community. If we continue to ignore the signs, then Butler County is going to continue to suffer the losses of women, children, and men at the hands of abusive intimate partners.

In 2016, Pennsylvania grieved the loss of 102 victims of domestic violence; Butler County has already grieved multiple deaths this year. The presence of a gun in the home during a domestic violence incident increases the risk of homicide by at least 500%. Sometimes victims don't leave the relationship because they fear for their lives. Sometimes victims don't leave the relationship because they don't know how they'll be able to support themselves. Sometimes victims don't' leave the relationship because they hope the abuser will change. Sometimes victims don't leave the relationship because they don't know the resources. The most important steps you can take to help a victim in your life are:
  • Be supportive and non-judgmental
  • Do not think you know the best course of action. The most lethal time in an abusive relationship is when the victim leaves, so refer to VOICe for safety planning
  • Know the resources. VOICe's hotline (1-800-400-8551) is available 24/7.
Victim Outreach Intervention Center (VOICe) provides free and confidential services to victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, and other violent crimes to individuals and families in Butler County. Our services include: 24-hour hotline, emergency shelter, housing programs, supportive and educative crisis counseling, legal advocacy, medical advocacy, children's services, and prevention & outreach programs.

We are dedicated to the safety of victims. It's time that the community takes responsibility for its members. Get involved in your loved ones' lives. Know their friends and intimate partners. Don't assume they are safe at home-ask if they're okay and let them know that you care.
Make a Difference
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.

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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!

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    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