"Thank you for standing by me; your compassion and support mean so much more than I can ever express. When I felt so terribly alone, unable to think and lift my head off the pillows, you were always just a call away." - survivor
We are always here
As we enter the winter months and our communities continue facing the many challenges presented by Covid-19, we remain available to survivors and communities every hour, every day. WISE Advocates are always available for support by calling the crisis line 866-348-9473, chatting online through our website, and texting 603-836-9472. 

The schools program is in full swing with WISE educators teaching students in-person and virtually, adapting to the various needs of Upper Valley schools whether students meet online or in their indoor and outdoor classrooms.

December kicks off our Annual Appeal, and your generous donations help ensure that WISE is a consistent and meaningful presence in the Upper Valley.
In 2021, we will begin celebrating our 50 years of supporting survivors and ending gender-based violence. Your strong support and partnership have made these 5 decades impactful. Thank you for standing with us.
A winter wonderland
WISE Educators are making it work no matter the circumstances. Celine spent a wintery, November morning with six excited first graders. The outdoor lesson was full of laughter and bumps along the way. It was freezing (literally!) and everyone bundled up as if they were heading to the mountains. 

Celine and the students braced themselves with each gust of cold wind that passed through the outdoor classroom. Some of Celine's questions (“Where are some places you go that are public?”) fell flat since none of us are going to many public places anymore. Equally challenging was the “guess the feeling” game, as they discovered how difficult it is to know how someone is feeling by looking only at their eyes. It made for a great conversation and demonstrated that we cannot assume how someone else is feeling. We have to ask! The day got even funnier as Celine’s glasses kept fogging up and her gloves stuck to the baby’s diaper as she attempted to change it. 

This wondrous morning highlights how we adapt and continue - with humor - to ensure that every young person in the Upper Valley has access to gender-based violence prevention education. 
 
 
 
 
WISE winter reading
Check out our WISE book discussion guides to complement your reading as you hunker down by the fire. Our newest guide The House on Mango Street by Sandra Cisneros joins the WISE library including Educated by Tara Westover, Big Little Lies by Lianne Moriarty, and Poetic Justice by Gretchen Cherington.
All WISE book discussion guides are available on our website. Would you like a WISE educator to facilitate a conversation at your next book group? Email us to learn more!
 
 
 
 
2020 Highlights
The latest issue of Highlights is now available on the website.

If you would like to receive future printed publications by mail, email us your physical address and we will be sure to add you to the mailing list.
The many ways you can help
As we enter the season of giving, there are many different ways you can support our mission:
  • Participate in our Annual Appeal and make a donation.
  • Drop off grocery, gas, and VISA gift cards for survivors.
  • Use AmazonSmile if you shop on Amazon and select WISE as the nonprofit partner. 0.5% of all purchases go to WISE.
  • Ask friends and family members for donations to WISE made in your honor.
  • Host your own "fun-raiser" to support WISE.
  • Become a "social media ambassador." Follow us @WISEuv on Facebook and Instagram and like and share our posts.
  • Volunteer! Sign up for one of our trainings and become a Volunteer Advocate and Ambassador.
Leading the Upper Valley to end gender-based violence

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