Since 1971, WISE has been the only organization dedicated to providing crisis advocacy and support for people and communities impacted by domestic violence, sexual violence and stalking within 21 communities of the Upper Valley of New Hampshire and Vermont. WISE offers a confidential and free 24-hour crisis line, peer support groups and workshops, emergency and transitional shelter, safety planning and in-person advocacy at hospitals, police stations, court houses and other social service agencies. WISE provides essential immigration legal services and works with youth, professionals, and the community to develop culturally relevant community education and comprehensive prevention strategies. WISE is committed to engaging everyone in learning to recognize and eliminate the root causes of violence.
Mission: WISE leads the Upper Valley to end gender-based violence through survivor-centered advocacy, prevention, education and mobilization for social change.
Vision: A world of freedom, justice, equality and dignity where all thrive.