Social Service - Women's Informational Services (WISE)
For 40 years, WISE has been committed to the mission of empowering victims of domestic and sexual violence to become safe and self-reliant through crisis intervention and support services. WISE also advances social justice through community education, training and public policy. Through our Domestic and Sexual Violence Programs, WISE provides 24-hour crisis intervention, advocacy and support services to victim-survivors of domestic and sexual violence and their loved ones. The WISE Prevention and Education Program seeks to raise community understanding of domestic and sexual violence by working with local services providers and educating middle and high-school aged youth about healthy relationships.
WISE provides a full range of services to Hartford residents through including access to our 24-hour crisis line, medical, legal and social services advocacy, emergency shelter, information and referral and facilitated support groups. Our Prevention and Education program also provides educational violence prevention programming to students and staff in six local school districts including the Dresden School District.
In the last fiscal year WISE provided services to 1,049 new clients. 155 of these clients are known to be Hartford residents, many of whom continued to work with WISE throughout the year. All of these Hartford residents accessed WISE through our twenty-four hour crisis line, receiving services such as crisis counseling and support, assistance in filing for a restraining order, and referrals and advocacy in connecting with other community services.
The WISE Board of Directors, staff and volunteers would like to thank the residents of Hartford, on behalf of many victim-survivors of domestic and sexual violence, for your on-going support of our programs and services.
The Hartford Housing Authority | Windsor County Partners | Health Care & Rehabilitation of Southern Vermont | Retired Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) | Southeastern Vermont Community Action (SEVCA) | The Upper Valley Haven, Inc. | Women's Information Services (WISE) | The Vermont Center for Independent Living | Vermont Adult Learning | Visiting Nurse Alliance of Vermont and New Hampshire, Inc. | The Family Place | Headrest | Bugbee Senior Center | Advance Transit