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On Saturday, October 3, 2015, Family Centered Services of CT will be hosting the 5th Annual Walk Against Domestic Violence in East Rock Park in New Haven, CT. Family CT expects over 200 to participate in the walk. October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Family CT is committed to fostering hope and help to survivors of domestic abuse and empowering these individuals to heal and thrive. Through the Walk, Family CT aims to raise awareness about domestic violence and to celebrate survivors.
Opening Ceremonies will begin at 10:00 am at the Park’s Pavilion hosted by Jessica Carl, from WYBC-FM in New Haven. Featured guest speaker will be Derek Poundstone, 3 time winner of the World’s Strongest Man competitions. Poundstone, a police officer in the Naugatuck Police Department, will be speaking about the importance of engaging men and boys to break the cycle of domestic violence.
Family CT’s mission is to work with families to ensure that they are safe and nurturing places where children can succeed. At Family CT staff work to prevent abuse, neglect and victimization across the life span and to serve those affected by providing home visiting and outreach, parenting education, family strengthening activities, counseling, youth empowerment and advocacy to children and adults. Its goals are to strengthen and preserve vulnerable families and improve child health and developmental outcomes. Since its inception over three decades ago, Family CT has helped thousands of women, children and families live safe, happy and violence-free lives.