Alyssa Todd

A place to help survivors of abuse

Windham County Safe Place supports people — mostly kids — throughout the criminal-justice process, from the reporting of a crime until the case is resolved

If you've never heard of a children's advocacy center or a special investigative unit, you aren't alone.

Despite our agency, Windham County Safe Place, having existed here for the past eight years, many people in our community aren't familiar with us or what kind of work we do here.

We provide support to victims of childhood physical and sexual abuse and to adults who have experienced sexual assault.

It is estimated that one in 10 children will experience sexual abuse before they turn 18 (statistics from the nonprofit Darkness to Light), so it is extremely likely that you, reader, know at least one person who has been the victim of child abuse.

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Golf tournament was a success

If you were in Wilmington on Sept. 9, you might have seen some strange green flashes, and heard excited shouts coming from the Hermitage Golf Club. What you saw and heard were participants in Windham County Safe Place's Night Golf Tournament mastering the art of driving glow-in-the-dark golf balls.

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Windham County Safe Place night golf tournament was a sucess

If you were in Walpole, N.H., on Saturday, Sept. 21, you might have seen what you thought was a small meteor shower happening over the Hooper Golf Course. In actuality, you saw glowing golf balls shooting across the course in support of the Windham County Safe Place. Our first-ever...

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