Mascoma Bank supports safety for domestic and sexual violence survivors through grant to Safeline, Inc.
Chelsea, VT, February 3, 2023—Safeline, Inc., the local domestic and sexual violence advocacy
organization, has announced receipt of a $7,500 grant from Mascoma Bank. The grant will help fund Safeline’s work to keep survivors of domestic and sexual violence safe.
“We are extremely grateful to Mascoma Bank for funding that assists survivors to stay safe,” said Linda Ingold, Safeline’s Executive Director. “These funds will help the ongoing work that Safeline provides for people in the 22 towns of our service area.”
In 2022, Safeline provided 2,305 services for 337 survivors. These services included crises intervention, `legal advocacy, financial education and creating safety plans.
Mariah Davis, Community Impact Manager Mascoma Banksaid, “We are happy to support Safeline. Their work is so important to the community.”
Safeline is a charitable nonprofit organization working to end domestic violence, stalking and sexual abuse. Safeline provides safety planning, emotional support, legal advocacy, prevention education and a 24-hour hotline for survivors in Vermont’s Orange and northern Windsor counties. For more information about Safeline, call toll-free 1-800-639-7233 or visit www.safelinevt.org Safeline is a nonprofit
Safeline provides safety planning, emotional support, medical advocacy, prevention education, and 24 hour hotline support for victims in Orange County and the upper tier towns of Windsor County.
Mascoma Bank was founded in 1899 by community members seeking ways to establish a healthy local economy. For over 120 years, Mascoma Bank’s foundation of mutuality has continued to be a force for positive change supporting communities to reach thriving sustainability. As a Certified B Corporation® we continue on our mission to be Best for the World®, a company where we don’t answer to stockholders, but respond to the needs of our communities, where we also live, work, and play.