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Darien Police To Participate In One Billion Rising Connecticut

Darien, CT – Each year the Domestic Violence Crisis Center (DVCC) assists more than 3,500 victims of domestic violence.  The DVCC is the sole provider of domestic violence services to the town of Darien, and works closely with the Darien Police Department.  The Darien Police is proud to partner with the DVCC and participate in the V-Day One Billion Rising global campaign to demand an end to violence against women and girls.  One Billion Rising is a call to action based on the staggering statistic form the United Nations that one in three women on the planet will be beaten or raped in her lifetime.  Since its launch nine months ago, ONE BILLION RISING has gained huge momentum, attracting thousands of supporters across 160 countries and gaining the support of politicians, artists, writers, celebrities, thinkers, activists, non-profits, unions and corporations around the world. On Thursday February 14, 2013 The Darien Police will be participating in a One Billion Rising rally in Norwalk on the Norwalk Green from noon to 1:00pm.  Supporters are asked to stop by. ... Read more

Birthday Club in Darien CT

This Birthday Club in Darien CT rises to STOP THE VIOLENCE against our daughters, sisters, mothers around the globe!!!!! ... Read more

Homelessness and Domestic Violence

Kaylie had nearly reached the end of her 60-day stay at the DVCC Stamford SafeHouse and she felt confident that her abusive boyfriend of several years would no longer be a problem. She wanted to return to the town in another part of the state where she had a part-time job, affordable care for her young child and a support system of friends. The only problem was that she had no place to live and limited funds for housing. So Kaylie called the homeless shelter nearest to her town. It appeared the shelter would be able to accommodate her, until she was asked if she had been a victim of domestic violence in the past 8 to 10 years. When she said yes, the intake counselor informed Kaylie the homeless shelter couldn't accept her and that she needed to go to a domestic violence shelter. "But that's where I am now, and I don't need to be here any longer," Kaylie tried to explain. DVCC's Housing Advocate, Katie Evans, intervened and eventually got an apology from staff at the shelter and a promise that they would re-evaluate their policy regarding domestic violence victims. However, by then the shelter was full, and Kaylie ... Read more

PeaceWorks Programs for Pre-K through 12th Grade

PeaceWorks believes the prevention of violence in our society begins with the education of children and, as such, provides tools for our pre-kindergarten to twelfth grade youth to help them learn how to solve conflicts peacefully and maintain healthy interpersonal relationships. So when our puppets Cool (seen in photo to left), Hip and Dandy make an appearance in, say, a first grade classroom, 15 six-year-olds have a great time learning why it's important to "Stop, Take 5 and Think" before doing something that might be hurtful. ... Read more

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