Jun 11, 2012

News and Events at Prudence Crandall Center, Emergency Services for Domestic Violence Victims in Central Connecticut Prudence Crandall Center

The Petit Family Foundation has been very busy lately!

The Cheshire based organization has been hosting and/or involved in a flurry of events in the past three weeks every single one of them benefiting victims of violent crime,among other people in desperate need.

Considering that P.F.F is a relatively young non profit,it has been an enormous success with extremely impressive fund raising results with a flowing stream of community events that run the gamut from wine tastings and ;formal dinners to Motorcycle Rallys and modest fare such as the recent " Arts for Hearts" concert event where philanthropic minded youngsters plucked from the local talent pool, devoted their considerable musical talents for a worthy cause.

Saturday evening will bring the 7th annual Silent No more auction this year hosted by the Petit family foundation who has done considerable work for both Jane Doe no More and the Prudence Crandall Center, an organization that serves those affected by domestic and partner violence.

Within our country's current economic slump, domestic and intimate violence is at an all time high;  money woes can fuel violence in relationships already prone to abuse and may exacerbate and escalate an already simmering situation.

It is these violent relationships that many women are seeking refuge from and unfortunately, too many find themselves without proper resources needed to escape abuse save lives and rebuild those lives.

In an era where as a society we are becoming more aware that victims of violent crime need o much more than simple emergency shelter in order to truly stop the cycle,  heal and hopefully- rebuild lives and selves that are often littered with health issues stemming from the violence which they have suffered as well as very real economic issues that need to be solved for the long term,  via funds for schooling job and career training or retraining child care and of course psychological and emotional counseling that should include positive Somatic touch therapy  for Post Trauma as most victims are suffering from PTSD and many might not even be aware of this.

The bottomline is that victims of violent crime, whether it be it partner domestic or stranger - violence, all require a good deal of help from within their communities, fellow human beings and society,  if they are to  have a solid chance to recover and rebuild. This will take a renewed commitment from individuals as well as privately funded charities such as Jane Doe No more, the Prudence Crandall Center and The Petit Family Foundation. We can not expect the federal or state government to provide what is so clearly needed for healing lives.

This is where charities like the Petit Family Foundation and  all of their hard work and dedication make such a difference in so many people's lives.

Please visit their website link to find out about their mission statement their sister charities and all of the upcoming events, including the Ge 5K Race day just around the corner in mid July - your participation and/ or donations will help give hope and healing to so many.

 Silent No more Auction

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