Cramer & Anderson is once again participating in the annual SafeWalk that raises funds for the Danbury-based Center for Empowerment and Education (CEE) and its mission to break the cycle of interpersonal violence.
In the past, teams participating in SafeWalk would gather at Danbury Fair Mall and walk laps, but in recent years it has become a virtual event in which participants gather in groups large and small to walk, run, bike, or move in another way to show support for the CEE’s mission as they raise funds through participant and team pages on the SafeWalk site.
While the event takes place Sept. 29 through Oct. 1 this year, launching Domestic Violence Awareness Month, online fundraising is well underway.
More than $45,000 already has been donated toward this year’s goal of $85,000 to support the no-cost and confidential services CEE provides to victims experiencing interpersonal or sexual violence.
“The CEE is one of western Connecticut’s most essential organizations. Its mission to provide education, crisis intervention, and support to individuals and families, as it works to break the cycle of interpersonal violence, deserves enthusiastic support,” Attorney Collins said. “Our firm has long supported SafeWalk, and we look forward to the opportunity to participate each year.”
Attorney Collins has personally supported the CEE for more than two decades. Earlier in her career, after receiving training, she volunteered as a certified domestic violence and sexual assault counselor, taking shifts on the CEE’s Domestic Violence Hotline: (203.731.5206) and Sexual Assault Hotline (203.731.5204).
“SafeWalk has two primary goals. One is to raise funds to support the programs that the Center can offer for free to its clients. The second, equally important goal, is to raise awareness of the Center’s programs and services so that people know help is available if needed,” said SafeWalk Chair Kathy Graham of Ridgefield.
About The Center for Empowerment and Education
The CEE provides support services in the form of counseling and advocacy, crisis intervention, and emergency shelter for victims of interpersonal violence.
Its overarching mission is to break the cycle of interpersonal violence through empowerment, education and support services utilizing inclusive, trauma-informed, and client-centered practices for all individuals in the community.
“We empower individuals to find their voice and choose their path toward healing as they rebuild their lives,” the website says. “We are preventing and reducing interpersonal violence in the community through prevention education and awareness. We are reducing trauma by stopping violence from manifesting in the first place. Everyone deserves to live a life free from violence. We are here to help 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.”
Founded as the Women’s Center of Greater Danbury in 1975, the CEE serves individuals and families in Bethel, Bridgewater, Brookfield, Danbury, New Fairfield, New Milford, Newtown, Redding, Ridgefield, Roxbury, and Sherman.
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 email@example.com and by phone at (203) 744-1234.
About Cramer & Anderson
Cramer & Anderson has six regional offices serving clients from across Connecticut, including a flagship location in New Milford, primary offices in Litchfield and Danbury, and satellite offices in Washington Depot and Kent. The newest office in Ridgefield is located conveniently for clients in Fairfield County.
See the firm’s website to learn more or call the New Milford office at (860) 355-2631.