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Stamford Hospital Employees Give to DVCC Families

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Since September, the DVCC has been providing trainings to Stamford Hospital employees in order to help ensure that victims of domestic violence are identified and are given access to a broad range of services. The trainings are one aspect of a formal partnership established between DVCC's Medical Advocacy Project and Stamford Hospital. But another kind of "partnership" between the hospital and agency has benefitted victims in a different way.

For the second year, Stamford Hospital has worked with the DVCC to help bring joy to our clients during the holiday season. To assist families who reside in the DVCC SafeHouses or participate in other DVCC programs, employees in the hospital's 42 departments "adopted" families and provided gifts, clothing, bedding, towels and other necessities. The overwhelming response resulted in beautiful new provisions that not only helped families immediately, but will continue to do so throughout the year.

"We are enormously grateful to the employees at Stamford Hospital for their generosity in supporting the families in our programs," said Susan Delaney, Director of PeaceWorks and Medical Advocacy for the DVCC. "These gifts made the holidays brighter for those who are going through a difficult time in their lives and will continue to help us assist those who come into our SafeHouses."