SafeWalk 2016

Sunday, October 02, 2016

Benefiting Women's Center of Greater Danbury, Inc

Come join the Women’s Center’s 2016 SafeWalk! Last year, we had nearly 1,000 people walking to end the violence. Be a part of our voice!

 

8:30 a.m. Registration

9:15 a.m. Opening Remarks

9:30 a.m. Walk

 

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month

Did you know?

One in 4 women will experience domestic violence in her lifetime. Children, elderly, and males are also victims of domestic violence.

60% of teens are in abusive relationships: 25% of that abuse is physical.

Connecticut averages 12 to 16 intimate partner homicides each year

 

"The Women's Center is such a wonderful place to go.  It is so welcoming and non-judgemental.  It gave me the opportunity to recover, understand it was not my fault, and get back on my own again.  My counselor was wonderful and reassuring.  She was a great help with resources and much encouragement as well as listening and letting me go at my own pace." -letter from community client

"The SafeWalk was amazing!  You helped us way more than we helped you!  It was a morning of wonderful bonding for our team and our mothers and sons.  We all learned a lot about each other and we felt awesome when we left there.  It was great to interact with our coaches as well.  I can't thank you enough for inviting us to be part of this incredibly powerful event.  I know that a lot of us are looking at the world a lot differently after Sunday.  Thank you, from the bottom of my heart!" -email from Ridgefield High School Booster Club Mom

 

All proceeds support the Women’s Center - the only state certified agency - which serves over 26,000 individuals from our 13-town service area (Bethel, Bridgewater, Brookfield, Danbury, Kent, New Fairfield, New Milford, Newton, Redding, Ridgefield, Roxbury, Sherman, Warren, Washington) each year with FREE AND CONFIDENTIAL SERVICES that are available 24-hours a day, 7-days a week, through our Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault and Resource Services programs.

Sponsored By: Adam Broderick Salon & Spa, Addessi Jewelers, Lori Berisford & Elaine Cox, Blanket Real Estate, Sue Buckanavage, Canterbury School, Cartus, Craig's Fine Jewelry, Cramer & Anderson Attorney's at Law, Danbury Orthopedics, Danbury Surgical Center, Dental Associates of CT, The Elizabeth G. Butler Angel Foundation, Nicholas & Anita Donofrio, Fairfield County Bank, Jesse Lee Memorial Church, Joy Ride, Leahy's Fuels, Lions Club of Ridgefield, Lions Club of Washington, Newtown Rotary Club, Newtown Savings Bank, Anthony O'Mahoney, Pamby Motors, Jack & Kathy Pape, Joe's Salon & Spa, Patrick Foundation, Paul Dinto Electrical Contractors, Praxair, Prime Burger, Ridgefield Hardware, Ridgefield Police Union, Ridgefield Prime, Ridgefield Supply, Ridgefield Tiger Touchdown Club, Rotary Club of Danbury, Rotary Club of the Housatonic Valley, Rotary Club of Ridgefield, Rotary Club of Ridgefield Sunrise, Savings Bank of Danbury, St. Elizabeth Seton Church, St. Stephen's Episcopal Church, Jon & Allison Stockel, the Women's Club of Danbury/New Fairfield, and Roy & Virginia Young.