"You are your best thing."
- Toni Morrison
Appreciating our volunteers

Every August, we recognize and celebrate the significant commitment and contributions our volunteers make to WISE in helping us end gender-based violence in the Upper Valley. Volunteers at WISE answer crisis line calls, support office staff, participate in fundraisers, sit in the galley of court hearings for survivors, table at events, wash windows, put together desks, clear the yard, run toiletries drives, lead support groups, cook meals, and the list goes on and on. This past year we supported over 1,400 survivors of gender-based violence with the help of our 100+ volunteers who provided an incredible 11,484 hours!

Volunteer crisis line advocates committed over 10,500 hours to WISE this past year. Our after-hours volunteers answered more than 620 calls and accompanied victims to local hospitals and police stations more than 100 times while our Program Center was closed. Their steady presence helps ensure that survivors are not alone. Court observers witnessed 251 court hearings involving survivors in White River Junction and Lebanon courthouses. WISE Ambassadors represented WISE throughout the Upper Valley community: at farmer’s markets, town meetings, sporting events, and other community events.

Our volunteers are an invaluable part of our team here at WISE. Join us in acknowledging and showing appreciation for the amazing people who are working to end gender-based violence in the Upper Valley Community.
An extra special shout out to Angy, Carissa, and Kate

Angy, Carissa, and Kate have volunteered on the crisis line for an incredible six years! These awesome volunteers joined WISE as advocates during the fall of 2013. Through the years, they have logged in a combined 5,892 hours on the crisis line. Their roles have evolved through the years. Angy and Carissa serve as back-up, providing support to both after-hours advocates and survivors. Kate joined our Board of Directors and currently serves as Vice-President. We are so grateful for their dedication to survivors and send them a most heartfelt thank you.
Fall writing group

We are pleased to share that our fall writing group nights are scheduled. Please join us on Wednesdays from 5:30-7:00pm October 9 - November 13, 2019.

Joni Cole, founder of the Writer's Center, facilitates this dynamic group. Women of all ages are encouraged to attend. No experience is necessary.

For more information and to sign up for this free group, please email or call Pam at 603-448-5922 ext.121 
Navigating porn
 
Young people are watching porn, and more than their parents think. Most have seen it by the time they are 18, and a third have seen it before they turn 12. Technology makes it easy for young people to have limitless access to a world of online pornography.

Curiosity about bodies, sex and relationships is developmentally normal, but the messages from mainstream pornography should not be what our kids learn about sex and sexuality. Click here to learn more.
Leading the Upper Valley to end gender-based violence
Program Center · 38 Bank Street · Lebanon, NH 03766
every hour, every day · 866-348-WISE
tel: 603-448-8922 · fax: 603-448-2799 · www.wiseuv.org