Bennington County Clothesline Project

Bearing witness to survivors in our community.


In honor of Sexual Assault Awareness Month, the Bennington County Child Advocacy Center & Special Investigations Unit is partnering with Project Against Violent Encounters for The Clothesline Project. 

The Clothesline Project was started in Cape Cod, MA in 1990. This is a visual display that bears witness to violence against women. A clothesline is hung with shirts that each represent a particular women's experience. The shirts are created by the survivor herself or by someone who cares about her. 

The purpose of this project is to bear witness to the survivors in our community, to help with the healing process, to educate the community, and provide a nationwide network of support and encouragement.

This project will be traveling throughout Bennington for the month of April- Sexual Assault Awareness Month. 

You can find the display at the following locations:

April 11-12 Bennington County Child Advocacy Center, 129 Elm Street Bennington, Vermont 

April 13-14 Bennington Rescue Squad, McKinley Street Bennington, Vermont

April 15-16 Adam's Park, Manchester Center, Vermont

April 17-18 UCS, Youth & Family, Dewey Street Bennington, Vermont

April 19-20 Sunrise Family Resource Center, Union Street Bennington, Vermont

April 21-22 The Depot, North Bennington, Vermont

April 23-24 Bennington County Child Advocacy Center, 129 Elm Street Bennington, Vermont

Any questions regarding the Clothesline can be directed to Madelyn Gardner at