Red Sand Project

Pike County Courthouse 412 Broad St, Milford

If you’re taking a trip to Milford on Thursday, July 30th, you may notice red sand filling up the sidewalk cracks at the Pike County Courthouse. This sand, poured into the cracks we step over every day, is used to symbolize the millions of trafficking [...]

Silent Witness Project

Wayne County Courthouse 925 Court St, Honesdale

30 years ago, the Silent Witness Initiative was born in Minnesota, by a group of female artists and writers. They created life-size silhouettes, in red, to represent each individual homicide of a woman who was murdered by her partner. A silhouette was also created to [...]

Purple Thursday

Everywhere

Show support for domestic violence awareness by wearing purple. Use your clothing to start conversations with others about domestic violence. Share photos online of yourself wearing purple, and use the hashtag #PurpleThursday.

Vigil for Domestic Violence Awareness Month

Honesdale Central Park Court St, Honesdale

The vigil is a time for Wayne County residents to come together to commemorate the lives taken too early as a result of domestic violence. We will begin this brief event with a few words about DVAM and DV homicides. VIP advocates will then read [...]

Bra Drive for Free The Girls

We are helping formerly trafficked women launch and sustain their own businesses. We are collecting new and/or gently used bras as well as money to invest in these women’s businesses. We chose the month of January which is Human Trafficking Awareness Month to help women [...]

National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month

January was first declared as National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month in 2010. Since then, January has been a time to acknowledge those experiencing enslavement and those who have escaped. Although slavery is commonly thought to be a thing of the past, human traffickers [...]

Wear Blue Day

Blue Campaign is a national public awareness campaign, designed to educate the public, law enforcement and other industry partners to recognize the indicators of human trafficking, and how to appropriately respond to possible cases. Need some inspiration? Here are a few ways you can participate in #WearBlueDay on January [...]

Spring Flower Sale

Go here to place your order online: vipempowers.org/spring-flower-sale/ You can also call 570-253-4401. 5.5” Geranium - $7.00 6” Gerber Daisies - $8.00 Hanging Million Bells - $18.00 Hanging Ivy Geranium - $18.00 The deadline for orders is Tuesday, April 20, 2021. Orders will be delivered [...]

Big Eyes: Movie Panel Discussion

Virtual Zoom Meeting

Watch the movie "Big Eyes" and then join us for a virtual panel discussion. Email VIP@vipempowers.org to sign up to have the Zoom link sent to you so you can join!

Paint the Town Teal: Window Decoration Contest

Dear Business of Milford and Hawley: help spread awareness for Sexual Assault Awareness Month. Teal is the color of awareness for Sexual Assault Awareness Month. We invite you to decorate your storefronts in teal for the month of April to spread awareness and participate in [...]

From Within: An Evening with Gigi Kilroe

The Mansion at Noble Lane 37 Noble Lane, Bethany

A story of hope and resilience Date: April 22nd Location: The Mansion at Noble Lane A boutique resort in Pennsylvania's Poconos Lake Region 37 Noble Lane, Bethany, PA 18431 Time: In-person attendees must arrive by 5:30pm Goes live at 6:00 pm   A few door [...]

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Take Back the Night 2021

Wayne County Courthouse 925 Court St, Honesdale

Take back the night from sexual assault, harassment and abuse. This event will now take place on the rain date of April 28th. *Please bring a chair if needed as the event is outside*