Cramer & Anderson SafeWalk Team Aids Danbury Women’s Center

Cramer & Anderson Partner Jennifer Collins is leading the firm’s effort to raise funds for the Women’s Center of Greater Danbury as part of this year’s virtual SafeWalk event in early October.

Ending domestic violence is the mission of the women’s center, which has a goal of raising $70,000 through SafeWalk to support its prevention and crisis intervention programs, as well as support services.

“The SafeWalk is our premier event to unite the community in our mission to end domestic violence and raise much needed funds to support our programs,” the SafeWalk event page says.

Those who want to help may donate online directly to the women’s center, to a team like the one Attorney Collins formed, or to an individual donor.

“I know from having worked with the women’s center in the past how critical the mission is,” Attorney Collins said. “The terrific leadership team and dedicated staff and volunteers always need additional help and funding, especially now amid the COVID-19 pandemic when everything is more difficult and stress levels for couples and families are higher than ever.”

Attorney Collins has volunteered for the women’s center in the past as a certified domestic violence and sexual assault counselor. In 2018, the Ridgefield-based teen service group she guided participated in SafeWalk. 

Cramer & Anderson is a longtime supporter of the women’s center, including former Associate Abigail Miranda having served on the board, and has also participated in previous SafeWalk events.

SafeWalk teams and participants traditionally secure pledges and donations for the distances covered by team members in circuits around the Danbury Fair Mall. 

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A Cramer & Anderson group, including Partner Lisa Rivas, right, participating in a previous SafeWalk.

“This year, SafeWalk will be VIRTUAL so you can walk, run, bike or even hopscotch your way through a 4K any time the weekend of October 2 – 4, 2020,” the event page explains. “Stroll through your neighborhood, jump on the treadmill (or literally jump on a trampoline!) or even meet friends, safely social distancing at the track or your favorite park. Wear Purple and don your SafeWalk mask (included with all registrations) The choices are yours, the rewards benefit everyone!”

Those interested in getting involved may also purchase a sponsorship online.

For additional information about SafeWalk, contact Linda Cummins, the women’s center Special Events Manager, by phone at 203-731-5200 or by email at linda.c@wcogd.org.

Founded in 1975, the Women’s Center is the sole provider of domestic abuse and sexual assault survivor services in the Northern Fairfield and Southern Litchfield counties. According to the website, it serves more than 30,000 individuals with free and confidential services available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

Among its programs and services the women’s center provides:

  • Counseling and support groups for victims of domestic violence and sexual assault and for those dealing with other major life transitions.
  • An emergency residential facility for adult and child victims of domestic and sexual violence.
  • 24-hour hotlines for victims of domestic violence and sexual assault.
  • Advocacy for individuals with the goal of supporting, guiding and safety planning around unhealthy relationships and dangerous situation.
  • Comprehensive assistance to all survivors of human trafficking.

About Attorney Collins

Cramer & Anderson Partner Jennifer Collins
Cramer & Anderson Partner
Jennifer Collins.

Attorney Collins’ practice focuses on Personal Injury LawSocial Security Disability, and Workers’ Compensation.

She has achieved settlements exceeding $1 million in her two decades of representing injured or otherwise challenged clients seeking redress from unresponsive companies and government agencies.

After guiding her own firm as Managing Member of Collins & Associates, LLC in the Greater Danbury area, Attorney Collins joined Cramer & Anderson as a Partner in October 2016. She lives in Ridgefield with her family.

Attorney Collins may be reached by email at jcollins@crameranderson.com and by phone at (203) 744-1234.

Working with Cramer & Anderson

As Connecticut continues to reopen, our attorneys and staff are dividing their time between working remotely and spending time in our offices, while observing proper social distancing measures amid the COVID-19 coronavirus.

Attorneys are available as usual by phone or email, and connecting with clients using technology such as Zoom. For more information, see the firm’s website or call the flagship office in New Milford at (860) 355-2631. Other regional offices are located in Danbury, Ridgefield, Kent, Washington Depot, and Litchfield.