“The mission of Project Against Violent Encounters (PAVE) is to end domestic and sexual violence and to provide supportive and educational services to individuals, families, and the community.” View a 13 minute video about PAVE HERE.

Reception re: Domestic Violence BillAbove: PAVE reception for former Governor Jim Douglas and Senator Dick Sears to celebrate the signing of Senate Bill 357, the Domestic Violence Bill.

PAVE has been successfully providing services, in Bennington County, Vermont, for over thirty years. From our grassroots beginnings (a phone line in the living room of a concerned citizen) our organization has grown into an agency that provides a full range of services to victims of domestic and sexual violence.

In 2013, PAVE assisted 700 people in need throughout Bennington County, including victims of domestic violence, sexual violence, dating violence, and stalking. These services include: 24 hour emergency hotline, court and social service advocacy, support groups, case management, emergency financial assistance, information and referrals, legal assistance, access to emergency and transitional housing, supervised visitation, parenting classes, and community and in-school education. PAVE provided 2,370 nights of shelter and assisted families’ transition from emergency to stable housing. PAVE provided a safe environment for 58 children to visit with non-residential parents and offered a parenting program to parents and children. Finally, PAVE provided educational programs to approximately 3,000 teachers, parents and children.

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