Newly Released Coalition Chronicles: End Ageism, End Abuse

September 16, 2021 by Elise Buchbinder

In this issue of the Coalition Chronicles, we explore the intersection of ageism and violence, including domestic abuse. We draw attention to ageism because it is one of the “-isms” that is often ignored, yet it is dehumanizing; ageism is embedded in our culture, contributing to a climate in which people across the lifespan are marginalized, and in which violence against them can thrive.

Soar Above at Home: An Evening to Support Survivors

September 15, 2021 by Elise Buchbinder

Join us for our 6th Annual Soar Above Gala in support of domestic abuse survivors. This online event will address the grim realities of domestic violence while holding essential space for accessing the joy we collectively need, deserve, and work towards as part of the anti-violence movement.

Advocacy matters.

July 23, 2021 by Elise Buchbinder

On July 21, during the VOCA signing ceremony, U.S. President Joe Biden shared a story that moved him – a story that End Abuse Director of Policy and Systems Change Jenna Gormal offered from her previous experience as a shelter advocate. As she lobbied for the #VOCAFix over the past several months, her advocacy included educating lawmakers about the complex dynamics of abuse and the need for stable funding for local programs.

VOCA Fix Passes Unanimously in the Senate, Secures Billions in Victim Service Funding

July 21, 2021 by Elise Buchbinder

On July 20, with an extraordinary vote of 100 to 0, the U.S. Senate passed H.R. 1652, the VOCA Fix to Sustain the Crime Victims Fund Act of 2021 ("VOCA Fix"). The bill will impact over 6,000 local domestic violence shelters, child abuse treatment programs, elder fraud and abuse services, rape crisis centers, and legal services programs in every U.S. state and territory.

Newly Released! Transformative Multidisciplinary Team Bulletin – Summer 2021

June 16, 2021 by Elise Buchbinder

The latest edition of Transformative, our quarterly newsletter for advocates & multi-disciplinary teams, is released for Summer 2021, with a focus on PRIDE MONTH! With dedicated sections including Local Voices, Policy Spotlights, and Practices for Healing and Accountability, Systems Change Coordinator Tegan Swanson provides tools to foster change, accountability, and healing in our personal and professional communities.

2021 Annual Services Survey Open Through July 22!

June 11, 2021 by Elise Buchbinder

Each year, we ask all who use our services – domestic violence program staff, allies, & survivors statewide – to take a survey that asks: How can we best work together? From trainings & resources, to help and support, it’s a chance to tell us how we’ve done, reflect on where we are, and shape where we should go. Share your thoughts, and form the future of our work!

Our Thanks and Congratulations to Bonnie Brandl

May 28, 2021 by Elise Buchbinder

Founder and current NCALL Director, Bonnie Brandl, is retiring after 30 years of leadership at End Domestic Abuse Wisconsin. Brandl has worked in the gender-based violence movement since 1982, and as a recognized leader within the elder abuse field and domestic violence movement, Brandl’s career holds many notable accomplishments.

In the Wake of Green Bay Shooting, End Abuse Identifies Gender-Based Violence as Public Health Crisis in Wisconsin

May 4, 2021 by Elise Buchbinder

“Gender-based violence, which takes many forms including harassment, workplace violence, stalking, and domestic violence, must be understood for what it is: a community issue that requires community-based solutions. It is too often dismissed as a personal or private matter, and known patterns that predict future violence are ignored by those with power to prevent harm. This recent tragedy demonstrates the far-reaching ramifications of not addressing root causes of violence."