September 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
2nd Annual #GetNebby 5K & Fun Run

It's back! Yinz ready to get nebby n'at? Join us on October 21, 2018 at North Boundary Park for the 2nd annual 5K and Fun Run in memory of Missy Barto, a young Butler native who lost her life to domestic violence in June 2017. Being "nebby" is Pittsburghese for being nosy or snoopy, and in this case, it means keeping a close watch over your loved ones. Getting nebby may mean asking if your sister is doing okay, asking your mother if she is afraid, or asking your best friend if there is anything you can do to help them. Simply by being a little "nebby" and knowing the signs of domestic violence, we can help to end abuse.

To learn more about the signs of abuse or to find out how to help a loved one who may be experiencing abuse, please contact a VOICe advocate or visit one of these resource sites: 

Pennsylvania Coalition Against Domestic Violence (PCADV)
Gov. Wolf Advocates for Student Safety

In 2016, Gov. Tom Wolf made Pennsylvania the first state to join the national It's On Us campaign to end sexual violence. Now, in the wake of weakening protections for student victims, Gov. Wolf is using this program to help protect Pennsylvania students. He is urging our state legislators to pass a package of bi-partisan bills to promote safety and wellness in public schools and on college campuses.

Learn more about these bills.
Domestic Violence Awareness Month

Monday, October 1 begins the 2018 Domestic Violence Awareness Month. DVAM is a time to remember those who have lost their lives to domestic violence, support survivors, and rally around our community resources. The purple ribbon is the symbol of domestic violence awareness. 

October is a great time to get involved as a volunteer with VOICe! Learn more
Career Opportunities


Shelter Advocate (Midnight)

Full Time Midnight Shelter Advocate position is available.  Responsibilities include hotline, safety/security of service recipients/building, individual crisis counseling/advocacy, etc, of Victim Outreach Intervention Center's domestic violence crisis shelter. The shift is 11:00 pm to 7am. Monday - Friday.    Act 33/34 clearances, valid ID and drivers' license are required.  Also must have the ability to lift 25 lbs.  Please submit letter of interest and resume to jamie@voiceforvictims.com or to 111 South Cliff Street Suite 1A, Butler, PA 16001. EOE
Children's Counselor/Advocate

Victim Outreach Intervention Center is seeking a full-time Children's Counselor/Advocate. Bachelor's degree in Social Work or related filed is required. Experience working with children is preferred.  ACT 33/34 clearances, valid ID and/or driver's license required. Must have ability to lift 25 lbs.  If interested, please send resume and letter of interest to danielle@voiceforvictims.com or to 111 South Cliff Street Suite 1A, Butler PA 16001. 
EOE
Make a Difference
Volunteer with VOICe for #GetNebby 2018
VOICe is in need of volunteers for the 2nd Annual #GetNebby 5K and Fun Run! Volunteer duties include directing parking, handing out water to participants, and assisting with registration duties. If you are interested in volunteering, please go to our website and use the online form to register. 
Large Item Wish List
Please contact either office to coordinate the donation of any of these items. 





    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