Crisis center supporters

A group associated with the Wilton High School Teen PeaceWorks program were among the more than 500 people who attended the Domestic Violence Crisis Center’s 13th annual Voices of Courage Spring Luncheon on May 14 at the Stamford Marriott Hotel. Three women — author Leslie Morgan Steiner, former Manhattan prosecutor Linda Fairstein, and victim advocate Dede Bartlett — told their personal stories, offered historical perspectives and unveiled a new economic empowerment program to support the center’s clients. The luncheon raised more than $145,000 that will support the center’s services and programs, including court and legal services, group and individual counseling, financial advocacy and housing services, and a 24-hour hotline (1-888-774-2900). Above, in front, are Kaitlin McNamara, Nickia Muraskin, Kaitlin Zappaterrini, Allison Farago, and teacher/adviser Lauren Janssen. In back are Marianne Ellis, Jennifer McNamara, chair of the Wilton Domestic Violence Task Force, Janel Downs, Ann Barton and Alison Hewitt.