HOPE Works

HOPE Works is dedicated to ending all forms of sexual violence. We are committed to serving the Chittenden County community through the continued provision of our services and to being a leading voice in the State of Vermont for meaningful change in law and society. We provide crisis counseling and advocacy for those whose lives have been affected by sexual violence.

Service area: Chittenden County, Vermont (Chittenden Regional Correctional Facility)
Work with: All survivors of sexual assault as well as family and friends.
Services for survivors during incarceration include: Crisis intervention via the 24-hour hotline and by mail; hospital accompaniment during forensic exams; court accompaniment for sexual assault cases; in-person services such as support groups at local jails, youth detention centers, and prisons; information and referrals; in person advocacy while incarcerated, collaborative support with correctional facility staff.
Services for survivors after release include: Crisis intervention via 24-hour hotline, ongoing emotional support, clinical/counseling services, medical/legal/economic/housing advocacy, support groups, economic empowerment programming.
Services for loved ones include: All of the above.
Fees: All advocacy services are free, clinical services may bill insurance.