YWCA gets $4,000 grant

YWCA Greenwich, the only agency in the community licensed to treat victims of domestic violence, has received a $4,000 grant from the Petit Family Foundation for emergency shelter.

“We are very grateful to the Petit Family Foundation for this important grant. Emergency shelter is a vital component of our program to keep domestic violence victims safe,” said the YWCA’s president and CEO Adrianne Singer.

The YWCA offers a wide range of free, confidential services to victims of domestic abuse including a 24/7 hotline (203-622-0003), crisis intervention, safety planning, shelter, individual and group counseling, court advocacy and referrals. In addition, community-wide prevention and education efforts are undertaken.

The Petit Family Foundation says that it honors the memories of Cheshire residents and murder victims Jennifer Hawke-Petit, Hayley Elizabeth Petit and Michaela Rose Petit by “continuing the kindness, idealism and activism that defined their lives.” The foundation’s funds are given to foster the education of young people, especially women in the sciences, to improve the lives of those affected by chronic illness and to support efforts to protect and help those affected by violence.

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