Project Against Violent Encounters (PAVE) is a non-profit agency that provides free and confidential services to victims of domestic and sexual violence in Bennington County. PAVE offers services to all victims and does not discriminate based on sex, gender, age, race, ethnic background, citizenship status, religion, disability, or sexual orientation.
Our mission is to end domestic and sexual violence and to provide supportive and educational services to individuals, families, and the community. We offer services to all survivors and do not discriminate based on sex, gender, age, race, ethnic background, citizenship status, religion, disability, or sexual orientation. Through our advocacy services and team of volunteers, we’ve been able to make a major impact for survivors in Bennington County.
Our Impact (2022-2023)
Survivors were assisted with RFA services.
88% approval rate for temporary orders . 79% approval rate for final orders.
Survivors housed in Emergency Shelter.
35 survivors housed temp. in our Motel Overflow .
Survivors aided with direct services
Children & Youth recieved educational services
Visits weekly on average through Our Supervised Visitation Program.
PAVE’s 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.