(WTNH) — The Petit Family Foundation is funding a grant to benefit the art and music therapy programs at the Interval House in Hartford.
The foundation is donating $25,000 to the Interval House, which helps children cope with trauma in connection to witnessing domestic violence.
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The Interval House will utilize the grant to offer different types of therapy to children and their mothers, including yoga, meditation and animal-assisted therapy.
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“We are so grateful to Dr. William Petit and the entire Petit Family Foundation board for being so generous towards this vital program,” said Mary-Jane Foster, Interval House’s President and CEO. “The tragic effect domestic violence has on children is long-lasting and ultimately is one of the key reasons why it’s so hard to break this insidious cycle of violence. This art and music therapy program truly helps children heal.”