SafeWalk, which honors “neighbors and friends” who have been, or are currently, affected by domestic or intimate partner violence, is meant to unite the community around the women center’s mission to end domestic violence.
The virtual walk event also raises funds to support the center’s no-cost and confidential programs. This year’s goal is $75,000, with more than $50,000 already raised as of Sept. 20.
Partner Jennifer Collins has led Cramer & Anderson’s support of SafeWalk in recent years, forming teams to walk and raise funds, as well as managing the firm’s sponsorship donation.
The firm’s team is The Ambling Attorneys, and those who would like to donate can do so online here.
“The women’s center’s mission is critical, and the issues they address are not uncommon in our communities unfortunately,” said Attorney Collins, who has volunteered in the past as a certified domestic violence and sexual assault counselor. “With the pandemic persisting, and everyone’s stress level higher than normal, the women’s center’s services are more critical than ever.”
SafeWalk teams and participants have traditionally walked inside the Danbury Fair Mall, earning pledges and donations for their total distances. Last year and this year amid COVID-19, SafeWalk has been a virtual event.
This year, on the weekend of October 1-3, participants are invited to log the distance of a 4K (2.5 miles), either alone or with friends, by walking, running, biking, or otherwise moving—on the road, a trail, the track, or a treadmill at the gym.
SafeWalk teams also are encouraged to create a fun group costume, or wear a purple T-shirt in honor of Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Social media photos of participation should be posted with a #safewalk hashtag.
Attorney Collins and fellow members of The Ambling Attorneys from the firm’s Danbury office plan to walk together.
For additional information about SafeWalk, contact Linda Cummins, the women’s center’s Special Events Manager, by phone at 203-731-5200 or by email at email@example.com.
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org and by phone at (203) 744-1234.
Working With Cramer & Anderson
Cramer & Anderson once again began requiring all visitors to our six regional offices to wear masks in August, including those who are vaccinated.
Our attorneys and staff are working in our offices, where proper sanitation and social distancing measures remain strictly observed. However, we also offer clients great flexibility and are available not only by phone or email but also via Zoom and other teleconferencing platforms. 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.