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 4-5: Our Office: 129 Elm Street in Bennington, Vermont
April 6-7: Bennington Rescue: 120 McKinnley Street Bennington, Vermont
April8-10: Adams Park: Main St. & Center Hill Manchester, Vermont
April 11-12: Arlington Green, Route 7A Arlington, Vermont
April 13: OPEN
April 14-15: Sunrise Family Resource Center: 244 Union Street Bennington, Vermont
April 16-17: North Bennington Depot: Depot Street North Bennington, Vermont
April 18-19: United Counseling Services: Dewey Street Bennington, Vermont
April 20-22 OPEN

Any questions regarding the Clothesline can be directed to Jenna Caslin at