Greenwich YWCA asks men to stand against domestic violence

GREENWICH — The YWCA Greenwich is asking men to take a stand against domestic violence on Father’s Day, June 18.

The YWCA, the only licensed provider of domestic abuse services in town, will run an advertisement in the Greenwich Time on Father’s Day listing men who submit their names in opposition to domestic abuse and in support of women and children.

“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 of the YWCA Greenwich.

Last year, more than 500 men who live or work in Greenwich joined the Father’s Day Campaign.

Financial donations are not required to participate. Men can submit their names online at www.ywcagreenwich.org/2017-fathers-day-campaign-against-domestic-violence.

In 2016, YWCA Greenwich responded to 1,367 individual adults and children from Greenwich seeking relief with domestic abuse.

The organization answers calls each day on its domestic violence hotline, 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.

The hotline number is 203-622-0003.

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