October 3: Join your fellow community members for In Her Shoes, to learn more about the complexities of Domestic Violence. The free community event will take place on Thursday, October 3 at Catamount Arts in St. Johnsbury 3:00 - 4:30. Participants will move, act, think, and make choices as a person experiencing an abusive relationship. This interactive activity is designed to help participants understand, in a compressed amount of time, the ups and downs a person being abused experiences over the course of many years. The exercise will be followed by a facilitated discussion. To register, e-mail Henekis@umbrellanek.org. More information.
October 24: The Caledonia and Southern Essex County Domestic Violence Task Force has put together A Walk For Justice to honor survivors and bring awareness to the community regarding the prevalence of domestic violence. We will convene outside of the Welcome Center in St. Johnsbury at 5:00 pm and following the walk. Event scheduled until 6:30. More information.
October 28: A Community Learning Event In Recognition of National Domestic Violence Awareness Month.
You are invited to participate in a scenario-based, simulated activity about domestic violence from the perspective of victims and survivors. Sponsored by: Umbrella & United Church of Newport. More Information.
October 31: Umbrella will participate in the Halloween Parade events on Main Street in St. Johnsbury. Look for us at the United Community Church for candy and games!
All Month: Umbrella's Love Isn't Scary initiative will be taking place at local area schools as well as the WIC office in St. Johnsbury. Look for our Love Monsters who will all be joining us at the Halloween festivities at the end of the month.
All Month: Look for pop-up tabling events in Newport VT and surrounding areas.
This October, Umbrella is asking local businesses and individuals to show support for those impacted by domestic violence by sponsoring our work.
Please consider a pledge to support our cause and gain recognition for your business in the Caledonian/Orleans Record, Newport Daily Express, our website, e-newsletter and social media as well as at your location.
To download a copy of the sponsorship forms please click here. You can also become a sponsor by clicking the link below and filling out the forms online.