Hundreds of Darien residents have been victims of domestic violence and many more have gone unreported. Domestic abuse takes a physical and psychological toll on the victim and the family. The Darien Domestic Abuse Council is committed to promoting the fundamental right of all individuals to be safe in their personal relationships.
Net proceeds from the MILE IN HER SHOES® 06820 Walk-a-thon will fund awareness, educational and prevention initiatives in Darien. Proceeds will also fund victim services provided by the Domestic Violence Crisis Center.
Organizations that Help the Cause
Darien Domestic Abuse Council
The Darien Domestic Abuse Council (DDAC) is an incorporated 501(c)3 charity comprised of concerned citizens and representatives from town agencies and community groups. It was formed through the efforts of the Domestic Violence Crisis Center to expand grassroots awareness in the seven Fairfield county towns that it serves (Darien, New Canaan, Norwalk, Stamford, Weston, Westport and Wilton).
DDAC is committed to promoting the fundamental right of all individuals to be safe in their personal relationships.
Raise awareness in Darien about domestic violence and relationship abuse (Awareness Campaigns: Walk A Mile in Her Shoes, Purple Pinwheel, Purple Ribbon, Healing Wings of Hope, Sack Relationship Abuse Get-Off-the-Bench Campaign at Darien High School)
Educate and Prevent (RespectWorks Youth Council, Co-sponsorship of workshops and lectures, website and links)
Promote services available to assist domestic violence victims and family members (DVCC, Directory of Services)
Support victims of domestic violence (SafeHouse Collections, Wings of Hope fundraiser)
Foster positive interpersonal relationships in our community by providing Darien families tools to resolve conflict during the stress-points in their lives.
Domestic Violence Crisis Center
The DVCC is the only domestic violence agency serving the cities and towns of Stamford, Norwalk, Westport, New Canaan, Darien, Wilton and Weston.
HOTLINE - 1-888-774-2900. For more information go to www.dvccct.org
Walk a Mile in Her Shoes
An International Men's March to Stop Rape, Sexual Assault & Gender Violence. Walk A Mile In Her Shoes is a Venture Humanity, Inc. project.
Visit www.walkamileinhershoes.org for more information