November 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 .

Local News
Remembering Missy Barto at the 2nd Annual #GetNebby 5k

65 walkers and runners came to the 2nd Annual #GetNebby 5k to remember Missy Barto and raise awareness about domestic violence in Butler county. Pictured above are the fastest three men overall and the fastest two women overall with memory boards created by the Barto family. Despite the cold, rainy weather, the event was a success!

For the full results of the 2018 #GetNebby 5k, please click here. 
National News
Talking to kids about sexual violence
The topic of sexual violence has, unfortunately, become unavoidable in today's society. PCAR's Children's Advocacy Coordinator, Lexi Livelsberger, recently provided some insight for parents on techniques for discussing the topic when kids become curious. Lexi recommends that parents don't avoid the topic, and that they answer questions briefly, honestly, and age-appropriately. "If you avoid the conversation now (i.e. "we'll talk about that when you're older.") you'll miss the opportunity to show your child that you are "askable" or willing to talk about all kinds of subjects, even topics like relationships and abuse."

Find the full article  here.

Career Opportunities

Shelter Supervisor
Full time exempt Shelter Supervisor position is available. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: day to day operations and supervision of shelter staff within VOICe's Domestic Violence Crisis Shelter. In addition, the shelter supervisor is responsible for the scheduling of the shelter shifts and coverage of any vacant shifts. Must demonstrate the ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing, possess a degree in social services and/or verifiable experience working in the victim services field. Supervisory experience required. Submit letter of interest and resume to  or send to VOICe 111 South Cliff Street Suite 1A, Butler, PA 16001.  EOE

Full-time Counselor/Advocate position is available. Bachelor's Degree in Social Work or related field is required. Previous experience working with trauma survivors (domestic violence, sexual assault, child witness to domestic violence, other crime) a plus. Must have the ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
Please submit letter of interest and resume to or send to VOICe, 111 South Cliff Street Suite 1A, Butler, PA 16001. EOE

Make a Difference
Christmas Donations

In the months of November and December, VOICe does not hold a regular donation day at our Evans City donation site. Instead, we collect donations of brand new items to give to our clients as Christmas gifts. Young and old, we provide brand new Christmas gifts to hundreds of people every year, but we can't do it without your help.

Above are some ideas to get you started, but this list is not exhaustive. To find out more about what you can do to help, please e-mail or call Valerie at 724-776-5910. 

    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