HARTFORD, Conn. (WTNH) — Domestic violence prevention non-profit “Gateway to Hope” hosted a fashion show and fundraiser in Hartford on Saturday.

Organizers say the event brings awareness to important issues and resources to men who are also victims of domestic violence.

“Help for men is so critical because most programs are set up for women – ideally, you want to keep families together – so if they can be helped, what a better world this would be,” said Wayne Winston, a representative for Gateway to Hope.

The West Hartford Police Department’s Domestic Violence Unit was honored at the event.