YWCA Greenwich Asks Men to Take a Stand Against Domestic Violence

GREENWICH, CT, 26.May.2017:  Last year, more than 500 men who live or work in Greenwich showed their love and respect for the women and children in their lives by joining the Father’s Day Campaign to help end domestic abuse.  
YWCA Greenwich is again partnering with Greenwich Time to ask men who live or work in Greenwich to once again take a stand against domestic violence by submitting their name to be listed on the 2017 Father’s Day advertisement.  “This initiative makes an important statement to the community about domestic violence and the role good men play in taking a stand against abuse,” said Mary Lee Kiernan, President and CEO, YWCA Greenwich.  
One in four women will experience domestic violence during her lifetime, and the town of Greenwich is not immune to abuse. Last year, YWCA Greenwich responded to 1,367 individual adults and children … from our community … in need of assistance.  
YWCA Greenwich, is the only provider of free, 24/7 domestic abuse services in the community, answers calls each day on its hotline (203-622-0003), counsels adult and child victims, provides criminal and court services to adults and their children at Stamford Superior Court, and provides emergency shelter for victims.  The organization is also working with the Greenwich Public Schools to provide programs focused on domestic violence prevention and healthy relationships.  
Financial support is not required to participate, but tax-deductible donations will be appreciated and will go a long way in helping YWCA Domestic Abuse Services continue its life-saving work.
To submit your name and/or to make an optional contribution, go online to:  www.ywcagreenwich.org/menagainst
If you have questions, contact Joan Mockler at 203-869-6501, ext 104, or j.mockler@ywcagreenwich.org  
About YWCA Greenwich
YWCA Greenwich, has been making a difference in the lives of families, spanning babies to seniors, since 1919. We provide preschool and afterschool programs, youth athletics, adult health and fitness programs and adult seminars. YWCA Greenwich is the only state designated provider of domestic abuse services in Greenwich, with staff who are licensed to provide a variety of victim services.