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Family Centered Services of CT will hold its 6th annual Walk Against Domestic Violence on Saturday, October 1, 2016 to kick off support of National Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Each year more than 45,000 women and children are victims of domestic violence in Connecticut, according to the Connecticut Coalition Against Domestic Violence. This year the focus and theme of the walk is: Domestic Violence, Health & Healing: Moving Beyond Surviving. 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 welcome new partners who want to work toward its end.
Opening Ceremonies will begin at 10:00 AM at mActivity, 285 Nicoll Street, hosted by Jessica Carl, from WYBC-FM. The walk will feature music by Vanessa Stevens of the Purple Song Project and guest speaker, Dr. Elizabeth Keenan, Professor, School of Social Work, Southern Connecticut State University, leading expert in the areas of leadership, cross cultural practice and community organizing.
Domestic Violence Awareness Month brings attention to the issues that impact victims. Activities will be held throughout the month by survivors, advocates and community members to educate the public, inspire action, and inform victims of the help and services that are available.
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.
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