WISE leads the Upper Valley to end gender-based violence through survivor-centered advocacy, prevention, education and mobilization for social change.
A world of freedom, justice, equality and dignity where all thrive.
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
Windsor Connection Resource Center
1 Railroad Avenue, Room 203
Mondays 12:30pm – 4:30pm
Wednesdays 8:30am – 12:30pm
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
Fridays 8:30am – 11:30am
Dartmouth College Campus
213 Wilson Hall
Mondays 8:00am – 4:00pm
Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center
Center for Nursing Excellence Conference Room
1 Medical Center Drive
1st Thursday every month 8:30am – 10:30am
3rd Thursday every month 8:30am – 11:00am
Youth Advocacy Coordinator
Shelter & Housing Coordinator
Communications & Development Director
Program Advocate, FVPS
Prevention & Education Program Manager
WANN Director and Attorney
Program Advocate & Resource Coordinator
Rural Advocacy Coordinator
Program Operations Coordinator
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.
WISE Board of Directors
Kate Griffiths Harrison
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.
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.
- 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.