June 2018 Newsletter
VOICe is a system-change organization that provides free and confidential services to individuals and families who are victims of violent crime. VOICe will work within our community to provide survivors with the resources, tools and options that allow them to assert their personal power and self-determination.

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

What's New
12th Annual Domestic Violence Counts Census

12th Annual Domestic Violence Counts Census

Domestic violence affects individuals across the nation. In Pennsylvania alone, 2,486 victims were served on this day. 760 hotline calls were answered. Advocates provided training to 1,841 community members. And 1,003 requests for services went unmet due to lack of resources.

VOICe provides essential, life-saving services to victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, and other violent crimes throughout their journey to safety, self-sufficiency, and justice. Without the support of community members, we would not be able to serve as many clients as we do. Without your support, survivors wouldn't know where to turn for help. Continue learning about what is going on your community. Continue your generosity on Donation Day. Continue knowing the resources available in case you find yourself in the position to help a survivor.
PA Passes Legislation

People with intellectual disabilities are victims of some of the highest rates of sexual assault. NPR found previously undisclosed government numbers showing that they're assaulted at seven times the rate of people without disabilities.

In Pennsylvania, legislation passed the state House of Representatives earlier this month that would make it easier for people with intellectual disabilities to testify in court.

How Saying #MeToo Changed Their Lives
 
"We know what became of the men, the alleged perpetrators, swept aside in the wake of accusations against Harvey Weinstein in October 2017. But what happened to the courageous people whose harrowing accounts prompted the global #MeToo movement?

Here, 20 women and men speak, in their own words, about what came after they revealed their long-secret stories in The New York Times."

RUSafe?

RUSafe is a Pittsburgh-made app designed to provide resources and safety planning options to those experiencing domestic violence as well as a journaling option where users can create a new, private email address to track what's happening using text, audio, or photos. In a new update, the app also teaches bystanders about the signs of domestic violence and how they can help.

Mr. Roger's Message of Love & Kindness

The release of the Mister Rogers documentary, "Won't You Be My Neighbor?" calls to mind the essential message of Rogers' long-running children's program, "Mister Rogers' Neighborhood."

Spreading love and kindness can help relieve pain, lower stress levels, and lower anxiety.

Make a Difference
Support VOICe on Prime Day

Amazon's Prime Day is nearly here! 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!
 
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.


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