Who We Are – Dartmouth

WISE Mission

WISE leads the Upper Valley to end gender-based violence through survivor-centered advocacy, prevention, education and mobilization for social change.

WISE Vision

A world of freedom, justice, equality and dignity where all thrive.

Contact WISE

WISE Program Center

38 Bank Street, Lebanon, NH 03766
24 hour crisis line: 866-348-9473
Tel: 603-448-5922 • Fax: 603-448-2799
Program Center hours: Monday – Friday
8:30am – 4:30pm

Co-Locations:

Windsor Connection Resource Center 

1 Railroad Avenue, Room 203
Windsor 
Mondays, Thursdays and Fridays
12:30pm – 4:30pm
Tuesdays 8:30am –12:00pm 

Good Neighbor Health Clinic

70 North Main Street
White River Junction
Wednesdays 8:30am – 11:30am

Upper Valley Haven

713 Hartford Avenue
White River Junction
Hixon House
Fridays 8:30am – 11:30am

Dartmouth College Campus

213 Wilson Hall
Hanover
Mondays 8:00am – 4:00pm

Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center

Center for Nursing Excellence Conference Room
1 Medical Center Drive
Lebanon
1st Thursday every month 8:30am – 10:30am
3rd Thursday every month 8:30am – 11:00am

MITC Director

Youth Advocacy Coordinator

Campus Advocate

Shelter & Housing Coordinator

Communications & Development Director

Program Advocate, FVPS

Educator

Data Associate

Prevention & Education Program Manager

Program Director

WANN Director and Attorney

Finance Assistant

Associate Director

Program Advocate & Resource Coordinator

Educator

Executive Director

MITC Coordinator

Rural Advocacy Coordinator

Program Operations Coordinator

Finance Director

Abby Tassel, x3206

Amanda Moses, x116

Bailey Ray, ext. 114

Bethany Hartt, ext. 122

Betsy Kohl, x119

Brianne Gallagher, ext. 104

Celine Guedj, x105

Charlene Mehegan, ext. 123

Chelsea Williams, ext. 120

Kate Rohdenburg, ext. 111

Kate Semple Barta, ext. 103

Kathleen Pratt, ext. 108

Laura Rice, ext. 109

Pam Broadley, ext. 121

Elizabeth O’Donnell, ext. 115

Peggy O’Neil, ext. 110

Shannon Smith, ext. 3205

Sophie Bodnar, ext. 113

Stacey Glazer, ext. 117

Suzanne Kelly, ext. 108

Please note that response time to emails may be a few days.
If you have an urgent request, please call (866) 348-WISE every hour, every day.

MITC Director – Abby Tassel, x3206

Youth Advocacy Coordinator – Amanda Moses, x116

Campus Advocate – Bailey Ray, ext. 114

Shelter & Housing Coordinator – Bethany Hartt, ext. 122

Communications & Development Director – Betsy Kohl, x119

Program Advocate, FVPS – Brianne Gallagher, ext. 104

Educator – Celine Guedj, x105

Data Associate – Charlene Mehegan, ext. 123

Prevention & Education Program Manager – Chelsea Williams, ext. 120

Program Director – Kate Rohdenburg, ext. 111

WANN Director and Attorney – Kate Semple Barta, ext. 103

Finance Assistant – Kathleen Pratt, ext. 108

Associate Director – Laura Rice, ext. 109

Program Advocate & Resource Coordinator – Pam Broadley, ext. 121

Educator – Elizabeth O’Donnell, ext. 115

Executive Director – Peggy O’Neil, ext. 110

MITC Coordinator – Shannon Smith, ext. 3205

Rural Advocacy Coordinator – Sophie Bodnar, ext. 113

Program Operations Coordinator – Stacey Glazer, ext. 117

Finance Director – Suzanne Kelly, ext. 108

Please note that response time to emails may be a few days.
If you have an urgent request, please call (866) 348-WISE every hour, every day.

President

Jenny Williams

Vice President

Kate Griffiths Harrison

Treasurer

Patricia Spellman

Secretary

Emily Dentzer

Directors

Brian Edwards

Gail Gentes

Pat Glowa

Martha Goodrich

Mindi Laine

Sharin Luti

Giavanna Munafo

Margaret Rightmire

Gretchen Rittenhouse

Mike Shipulski

Non-voting members

Peggy O’Neil, Executive Director

Susan Dewees, Board Emeritus


Service Area Map

Our unique service area of 872 square miles straddles the Connecticut River with communities in two different states.


Over the last decade, WISE has supported more than 10,000 victims, provided trauma support training to over 5,000 first-responder professionals, taught healthy relationship skills to more than 18,000 students and reached over 11,000 community members with customized workshops.

Founded in 1971 as a career resource center for women, WISE began as a grassroots organization offering education and employment training as well as support and information for new moms. As WISE became recognized as a safe space where women could gather as a community, they began to talk about experiences in their lives beyond careers. WISE listened and was struck by the stories of domestic and sexual violence at home and in the work place and realized that women were suffering.

In 1981 WISE joined the New Hampshire Coalition Against Domestic and Sexual Violence, and the Vermont Network Against Domestic and Sexual Violence, and established a 24-hour crisis line (1-866-348-WISE). Eight years later the crisis line was receiving over 1000 calls annually.

In 1994 WISE hired a Youth Violence Prevention and Community Outreach Coordinator, expanding the mission to not only respond as a crisis center, but to advocate for social justice through education. Today WISE outreach programs reach an average of over 5000 people annually.

In 2001 WISE rented its first apartment to serve as a confidential emergency shelter for women fleeing violence. 

In 2006 WISE bought the Program Center at 38 Bank Street in Lebanon NH, a permanent home and safe space for WISE, clients and the community. On February 8, 2008 WISE moved into the Program Center and has continued to provide and expand critical support for victims and survivors in the Upper Valley. 

In 2013 WISE purchased a Safe Home realizing the dream to have its own warm, nurturing and holistic space where victims can be safe and begin their journey towards healing and self-sufficiency.

In 2015 WISE began a partnership with Dartmouth College to provide a dedicated campus advocate and a co-location site on campus. 

In 2018 WISE opened a co-location site in Windsor, VT and partnered with Upper Valley Haven, Good Neighbor Health Clinic, and LISTEN to provide a coordinated community response to survivors of gender-based violence. In addition, WANN (Welcoming All Nationalities Network) became a program of WISE to provide legal assistance and comprehensive support to immigrant survivors of gender-based violence. 


Non-Discrimination Policy

It is the policy of WISE to provide educational programs and/or services to victims/survivors of gender-based violence regardless of gender identity/expression/perception, age, health status (including HIV-positive), physical, mental or emotional ability, sexual orientation/identity, socio-economic status, race, national origin, parental responsibility, language, immigration status, or religious or political affiliation.

Your Rights

  • You have a right to know and understand the policies of the organization.
  • You have a right to make your own decisions, within the rules and policies of the organization
  • You have a right to respectful treatment
  • You have a right to access your individual records
  • You have a right to have your information/records kept confidential according to New Hampshire and Vermont Laws including NH RSA 173-C
  • You can speak to WISE staff about your rights under New Hampshire and Vermont Laws, including NH RSA 173-C.
  • You have a right to offer suggestions and input concerning WISE.
  • You have a right to have complaints concerning WISE services. To do this, you may make a complaint to the Assistant and/or Executive Director. If no resolution is reached, you may make a formal complaint to the WISE Board of Directors
  • It is the policy of WISE to provide educational programs and/or services to victims/survivors of gender-based violence regardless of gender identity/expression/perception, age, health status (including HIV-positive), physical, mental or emotional ability, sexual orientation/identity, socio-economic status, race, national origin, parental responsibility, language, immigration status, or religious or political affiliation.