Once the abuse is stopped, a woman needs to build on the safety she has obtained by becoming independent and self-reliant, not only for herself, but for her children. The geographical isolation, lack of education, poverty, and social inequalities that women face in Vermont are especially difficult for victims of domestic violence. These types of barriers require innovative strategies to improve access to services so that women are not forced to return to their abusers for survival. HJWT provides clients with financial advice, assists them with income and expense budgets, and helps them apply for mortgage or auto loans, fill
out welfare forms, and apply for subsidized housing. If she is lacking an education, we may help her obtain a high school diploma or set up tutoring for specific job skills.
HJWT works closely with many groups throughout Vermont with social
service groups to aide these women.
The Family Place
PAVE (Project Against Violent Encounters)
Women's Crisis Center
Child Protective Services (SRS)
Safe at Home Address Confidentiality Program