The Wilton Woman’s Club raised $44,000 for the Wilton Domestic Violence Task Force and the Domestic Violence Crisis Center through its 11th Annual Fashion Show and Luncheon earlier this year. Club co-presidents Jen Toll and Lorraine Winsor said, “We could not be more proud of this wonderful, giving community. Our attendees and auction donors heard about the valuable work that these DV groups do for women, men, and children, and they gave from the heart.”
The crisis center, headquartered in Stamford and Norwalk, provides safehouses, crisis intervention, safety planning, counseling, child services, 24/7 Spanish-speaking services, legal advocacy, and Peaceworks education and prevention programs in schools. It staffs a hotline 24 hours for calls and questions related to domestic violence: 1-888-774-2900. It has also formed local grassroots task forces in Weston, Wilton, Darien, New Canaan, and Westport.