March 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 .

March is...
Women's History Month

Women's History Month had its origins as a national celebration in 1981 and became a designated awareness month in 1987.

Women have been fighting for their rights for decades; we've come a long way, but there are still groups of people being discriminated against. Recently, women marched to let the government, and the rest of the world, know that they were still fighting for equality for all.

Join women across the country in March 8th's A Day Without a Woman, or show your solidarity by wearing red.
Social Worker Month

Social Workers are the unsung heroes of the world, but we wouldn't have it any other way.

Social workers advocate for individuals, families, and communities experiencing hardships and injustices daily. Social workers confront some of the most challenging issues in our community in order to help forge solutions for social change and equality.

At VOICe, nothing we do is for our own gain; advocating for our clients' goals is our number one priority.

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See What's New
Butler's Local VOICe is not Associated with President Trump's VOICE

On Tuesday, February 28, 2017, President Donald Trump announced the creation of a new office under the Department of Homeland Security called VOICE, Victims of Immigration Crime Engagement. The office will serve American victims of  undocumented immigrants; however, this office is not associated with Butler County's local Victim Outreach Intervention Center (VOICe)...

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"What Were You Wearing?"

A powerful photo exhibit brings light to the common question asked of sexual assault survivors: what were you wearing?

Many survivors are asked this, and other, victim blaming questions all too often - from friends and family, from judges, from polices officers, and from strangers.

The artist, Katherine Cambareri, began compiling photos of the clothing survivors were wearing at the time of their sexual assault. The clothes vary from short skirts to sweat pants, and they all send the same message: what a person is wearing does not justify sexual assault.
Consent for Kids

Sometimes talking to our children about serious topics can be difficult, but it doesn't need to be. By teaching our children about consent for actions beyond sex, we are teaching them that they have always have a decision - and that decision matters.

You can start the conversation early.
Ways to Support Transgender People in Your Life

From respecting the power of pronouns to asking questions politely to making safe social spaces to just being there for them, learn how you can support the people in your life who are transgender.

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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