The Walk to End the Silence kicks off this weekend in Middletown.
Captain Gary Wallace with the Middletown Police Department and Kai Belton, with the New Horizons – Community Health Center stopped by to talk about the event.
It honors all of our neighbors who are affected by domestic violence/intimate partner violence. The cycles of abuse must be recognized and broken. Your support would mean the world to the survivors of this community.
Some of the event partners include; New Horizons Domestic Violence Services, Community Health Center, Inc. and the Middletown Police Department.
New Horizons is a 24 hour operational non-profit organization that provides services to victims of domestic abuse. We serve the towns of Middletown, Middlefield, Cromwell, Portland, East Hampton, Durham, Haddam, Chester, East Haddam, Killingworth, Deep River, Old Saybrook, Essex, Clinton and Westbrook.
For over 30 years, Community Health Center, Inc. (CHC) has operated New Horizons Domestic Violence Shelter, a 24/7 emergency shelter for women and children fleeing domestic abuse. On an annual basis New Horizons provides services and shelter to over 1,300 women, children and male victims. The shelter itself one element of a comprehensive approach to intimate partner violence (IPV) that also includes community education, support groups, individual counseling, court advocacy and consultation to CHC’s clinical provider teams. New Horizons’ staff members are part of the Connecticut Coalition Against Domestic Violence where they advocate for ongoing advancement of legislation and policy that protect the health and interests of women. A 24/7 confidential hotline service is also available through the program.
Information about the event:
Saturday, October 27, 2018
The Walk begins at 10am
Harbor Park, Middletown
$20 for adults
$10 for children (under 18)