Mary Lee Kiernan

Greenwich Declares February as Teen Dating Violence Awareness and Prevention Month

Earlier this week inside Town Hall, the community gathered to declare February as Teen Dating Violence Awareness and Prevention Month.

Throughout February, the YWCA of Greenwich, which is the only designated provider of domestic abuse services in the community, and YNet, a teen dating violence awareness club at Greenwich High School, will hold several events and programs to highlight the issue.

Historical Society Panel on Immigration Support

Executives from organizations in Greenwich that have active support programs for refugees and immigrants will lead a panel discussion on how to assist new members of the community in making smooth and successful transitions. Open to the public, the forum takes place Nov. 20, 6 to 8 p.m., at the Greenwich Historical Society’s Vanderbilt Education Center. Historical Society members: $10, Non-members: $15. For more information and reservations, visit read more...

October is Domestic Violence Awareness, Prevention Month

October is Domestic Violence Awareness and Prevention Month. Last year, YWCA Greenwich responded to more than 3,700 calls to its hotline, and nearly every day, someone also went directly to YWCA Greenwich seeking help. YWCA Greenwich is the only state designated provider of domestic abuse services for victims of domestic violence in Greenwich with staff who are licensed to provide a variety of victim services. read more...

YWCA Greenwich Partners on Self-Defense Training

On Saturday, July 27, YWCA Greenwich is partnering with Jane Doe No More to bring a free self-defense training class for women and girls ages 12 and over. The event will run from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and is open to anyone who would like to learn self-defense skills. The class will be taught by professionals from East Coast Training Systems. read more...