Jul 9, 2013
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To Fight Danbury Area Domestic Violence, Cocktails by a Litchfield County Pool

To Fight Danbury Area Domestic Violence, Cocktails by a Litchfield County Pool

While the idea of cocktails on a poolside terrace in the summertime is appealing, the real appeal of an upcoming party is that it will raise funds for the Women’s Center of Greater Danbury, a nonprofit organization serving 13 communities that provides emergency shelter and support services, counselling and advocacy, and crisis intervention for victims of domestic violence and sexual assault, as well as community education, primary prevention and training.

“What we’re all working for is to end the violence, not only toward women but children and men as well,” said Nancy Hawley, a board member and the center’s treasurer, who is the hostess for the July 27 event in Bridgewater.

“The center serves a lot of communities, but we don’t think all of them know enough about what it does to help people. We want to get the word out,” said Karen Ross, the owner of Joe’s Salon & Spa on Bank Street in New Milford, who is also a board member and co-hostess of the event.

The Women’s Center, which was founded in 1975, provides a safe haven and services to victims in Bethel, Bridgewater, Brookfield, Danbury, Kent, New Fairfield, New Milford, Newtown, Redding, Ridgefield, Roxbury, Sherman and Washington.

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To Fight Danbury Area Domestic Violence, Cocktails by a Litchfield County Pool

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