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Fall 2015

NEWS www.wssdv.org Support and advocacy for those affected by domestic violence and abuse in the towns of Canaan, Cornwall, Kent, North Canaan, Salisbury and Sharon and nearby NY & MA

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month A time to mourn those who have lost their lives as a result of abuse, to celebrate those who survive and thrive and to connect with others who support the cause to end violence against women. Please join us for our

Annual Candlelight Vigil October 13th at 6:00 p.m. At the Sharon Green in Sharon, CT (Route 41 across from the Town Hall) WSS would like to thank the town of Sharon for their support of this event.

GET INVOLVED October 1st — October 31st ~ Purple Ribbons: Wear a purple ribbon in October to add your voice to end abuse! You can pick up a ribbon at any of the following locations throughout our service area in the towns of Canaan, Cornwall, Falls Village, Kent, Lakeville, North Canaan, Salisbury and Sharon. Sharon Hospital

Local Library

Local Restaurants

Various Retail Shops

Local Pharmacies

Town Halls

Troop B

Local Grocery Stores

October 27th ~ Purple Tie Tuesday: It’s a simple yet meaningful way to raise awareness about Domestic Violence and show your commitment to promoting healthy relationships. If you are interested in purchasing a purple tie for the cause, please visit http://www.ctcadv.org/purple-ties

Other ways to show your support: Switch your regular light bulb outside your home or business with a purple one...tie a purple bow around a tree in your yard...wear your purple ribbon every day in October...teach your children that hands are not for hitting...speak out against violence seen and unseen in your community...write to your local, state, and national government officials urging them to support measures against violence… display one of our Safe Haven stickers in the window of your business. Remember, don’t just stand by...stand up!


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A letter from the Board Chair Dear Friends of Women’s Support Services, On May 16th and 17th, we held our 15th Trade Secrets fundraising event. Thank you to all that were involved for making it another successful year. Profits from the event provide significant support to the overall operations of WSS. This year was our best year to date, with net proceeds of $250,000. These fundraising efforts complement the services we have offered in the years since our founding in 1981 – services are needed as much as ever. From July 2014 through June 2015, WSS has worked with 479 adults and 76 children, responded to 477 crisis contacts (phone calls and walk-ins) and provided 727 individual counseling sessions for persons in our service area. In addition, our community educator and staff were active in the schools and with community groups, reaching 6,777 participants through presentations and public awareness activities and events. I am happy to announce the addition of three new board members this year; welcome to Carrie Smith, Emily Vail and Emma Wynn. I would like to thank the departing members whose terms have finished. Thank you to Reverend Dick Taber and Laura Werntz, for your wisdom, support and generosity. With sadness, I must announce that Lori Rivenburgh, our dedicated Executive Director since May 2008, has accepted a position as Executive Director with the Boys & Girls Club of the Town of Wallkill, NY and will be stepping down as the WSS Executive Director in early October. Lori’s achievements during her tenure as Executive Director, both for Women’s Support Services in particular and for the agency’s mission to create a community free of domestic violence and abuse throughout our region, are almost too numerous to describe. A widely respected leader in the field, she has advanced the cause by serving on various supervisory boards throughout the state and providing testimony before legislative committees. Under her leadership, WSS has consistently been recognized as a model in the provision of services, and has met and exceeded the state standards on every occasion they have been measured. Staffing at the agency has increased from five full and part-time staff in 2008, to ten staff members today: seven full time staff members and three per-diem hotline counselors. The search for Lori’s successor has already begun. The need for free, confidential client-centered services for victims of domestic violence remains tragically keen both in our region and throughout the world, and the Board of Directors is committed to identifying an exceptional leader who will help WSS achieve its mission throughout the next chapter in its history. We will miss Lori sorely at WSS, but are profoundly grateful for what she has brought to the agency during her tenure, and the strong position in which she leaves it. We wish her luck in her new position, and look forward to keeping in touch. Sincerely, Maria P. Horn Board Chair

WSS Board of Directors and Staff

Emily Vail

Maria Horn, Board Chair

Susan DeMelle

Emma Wynn

Louisa Yap, Vice Chair

Mimi Estes

Maggie Ianello

Steve McKibben, Treasurer

Lisa Foster

Judith Crouch, Secretary

Katherine Freygang

Maria Bulson

Jodi Luby

C. Warren Carter

Clare Rashkoff

Chisholm Chandler

Carrie Smith

Program Manager

Liz Davis Adult Advocate

Rebecca Cohen Child Advocate/Community Educator

Lisa Waldron Family Violence Victim Advocate

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Ashley Gille Hotline Counselor

Noemi Medina Hotline Counselor

Elly Roraback Hotline Counselor

Vicki Kirkpatrick Fund Development Coordinator

Therese Stanford Office Administrator


WSS DONORS WSS DONORS

September 2014—August 2015 September 2014—August 2015 We thank the for their their contributions. contributions. We thank the following following individuals, individuals, foundations, foundations, and and organizations organizations for Your generosity helps helps to to create create aa community community free free of of domestic domestic violence! violence! Your generosity Champion: $2,500 and up

William & Adelaide Harris

Anonymous Donor

Jane & Bob Keiter

The Betty & Leo Balzereit Fdn.

Elizabeth & Robert McGraw

Berkshire Taconic Community Fdn.

Mary Sue & William Morrill

Connecticut Coalition Against Domestic Violence

Stop & Shop

Tony & Helen Scoville

The Walter & Phyllis Borten Fdn.

Sharon Hospital

Department of Social Services

Town of Canaan Town Of Cornwall

Ann Grumpelt

Yvette Hochberg

Mary & Alex Taylor

Labonne’s Epicure Market

Kent Lions Fdn, Inc.

Robert Tomasetti & Kathleen Fanning

Middle Road Fdn. Ann Leggett Perse Pope Family Fund

Anna & Mike Traggio Kathleen & Michael Voldstad

Foundation for Community Health

Town Of Kent

Harvey Family Charitable Fdn.

Town of North Canaan

Sara B. Wardell

Maria Horn & Tom Quinn

Town Of Salisbury

Ally: $250 - $499

Town of Sharon

3 Anonymous Donors

Mittendorf Fdn, Inc. Steven & Sheila Aresty Fdn. Activist: $1,000 $2,499 Anonymous Donor Archdiocese of Hartford Roxanne & Scott Bok John Carlson Chisholm & Tracy Chandler

Advocate: $500 $999 2 Anonymous Donors Irwin & Mary Ackerman Spencer Barksdale Bradley, Foster & Sargent, Inc. Melva Bucksbaum & Raymond Learsy

Pilar Conde

Community Foundation of Northwest CT

Timothy & Lisa Foster

Cornwall Country Market

Hallingby Family Foundation

Judith Crouch & Malcolm McKenzie

Mr. and Mrs. Donald Gummer

Peter & Patty Findlay Ann Goodbody

Ace Foundation Virginia & Randy Barbato

Lyn & Robert Mattoon Deborah & David Moore Mr. & Mrs. Nicholas Moore Deborah & Brian Munson National Iron Bank

John & Mary Young Supporter: $26 $249 11 Anonymous Donors Janet How Accardo

Barbara Nicholls

Ceely Ackerman & Bert Schmitz

Michelle Ores & Charles Schorin

Marcie & Anthony Aiuvalasit

Isabelle C. Osborne

Judy Albright

Marie & Tim Prentice

Betsy & Michael Alderman

Suzanne & Lee Quaintance

Constance Anderson

Quality Thrift Shop

Anthropek Gardens, Inc.

Rafe Churchill

Mary Pat Archer

Tamara & Lloyd Baroody

Dr. Evan and Clare Rashkoff

Tina Bolton

Bonnie & Edward Regendahl

Catherine & Bill Bachrach

Mr. & Mrs. Dick Rippe

Martha Baer

Catherine Cahill & William Bernhard Andrew & Cathy Carron C. Warren & Lisa Carter Judith Choate Churchill Building Co. LLC Cornwall Woman's Society Mimi & Duane Estes Mary Ellen Geisser

Rachel & Richard Robbins Mrs. Benjamin M. Rosen Ken & Edie Schechter Sharon OB-GYN David & Pom Pike Shillingford Elizabeth W. Smith Kate & Edward Stiassni

If we have omitted or misspelled your name, please accept our apologies and call our office at (860) 364-1080. Visit us on the web at www.wssdv.org.

Carol Ascher

Joan Baldwin & Geoffrey Rossano Balsamo Antiques Harding Bancroft Kathleen & Donald Bartles Linda Ward Beech Susan Belcher Barbara & Rob Bettigole Bicron Electronics Company


WSS DONORS WSS DONORS

September 2014—August 2015 September 2014—August 2015 We thank the for their their contributions. contributions. We thank the following following individuals, individuals, foundations, foundations, and and organizations organizations for Your generosity helps helps to to create create aa community community free free of of domestic domestic violence! violence! Your generosity Supporter: $26 to $249 continued

David Colbert & Ellen Leich Moon

Marie-Nicole & Serge Elian

Laurie & Howard Greene

Nancy & Robert Bird

Barbara & Lee Collins

Priscilla Ellsworth

Donna Grenier Barbara Gridley

Gini & Jim Blackketter

Patricia P. Conlin

Bonner & David Elwell

Mr. & Mrs. John R. H. Blum Parker Boal & Sandy Mirabile Virginia Brecher Joan & David Bright Lorna Brodtkorb Louise & Malcolm Brown Mary & Arthur Brown Maria & Lawrence Bulson Ellen Burcroff & Robert Anderson Virginia Bush Suttman Nancy & John Calhoun Steven Callahan & Randall Dwenger Jill Cancellieri John & Elise Carlson Tina & Rusty Chandler Heather Chapman Pamela Chassin & Jared Zelman Donna T. Clark

Margaret Cooley Copper Fields Design Studio Edward & Myrna Coyle

Jane & Roger Elwood Elyse Harney Real Estate Ruth & Ed Epstein

Karen Craparo

Cheryl Evans

Donna Culbert

George & Rosemary Farnsworth

J. Curtin & P. Lynch Curtis Insurance Agency

April M. Feathers Margo H. Feely

Mrs. Francis J. Dallett

Carr & Marian Ferguson

Paul De Angelis & Elisabeth Kaestner

Audrey & Ed Ferman Kim & Carey Fiertz

Peter Grossman & Lawrence Timmins Harold Gurnee Bob & Sandra Haiko Brigitte & Mike Harney Flo & Keith Hatcher Kathy & Jack Hawley

Peter & Alice Kent Joann & Kevin Kerr Marsha Keskinen Sallie Ketcham Kris King & Gerry Freedman Sue & Bill Kirber Mary & Ed Kirby Betty Krasne Jean Krulis Kathleen & Robert Kulig

Jan & John Hazard

David & Denise Kurish

Mr. & Mrs. Louis Hecht

Susan Lambrecht

Peggy & Dave Heck

James & Sarah Laporta

Nancy Hengen & Henry Monaghan

Victoria Larson Roxana Laughlin

Leslie Firth

Miriam HolstGrubbe

Andrea Devalda

Elizabeth & James Fishman

Hotchkiss School Dramatic Assoc.

Charles & Barbara Lemmen

Donna & Jim DiMartino

Laura S. Flores

Inness Humphreys

Taylor Lemon

M.E. Freeman

Daphne Hurford & Sandy Padwe

Leslie Hoss Flood Interiors

Interlaken Inn

Macy Levin & Gloria Miller

Susan & Walter DeMelle

Gretchen & Jerry Doolittle

John A. Frost

Norman Dorsen

Bill & Jean Gallup

Denise & Ron Dower

Marilyn Gansel

Jim Dresser & Laura Carlson Daphne & Geoffrey Drury Michael Duca

Michael Clemente

Wilhelmina M. Eaken

Lynn Cline

Christine Elia

Mary Ellen Geisser GHI Sign Service Paul Goldberg Carol & James Goodfriend GRC Wireless Shelter Alliance John F. Green Sheryl D. Green

Karen Jacobson David & Joan Jardine Sara Joannides Keith R. Johnson Joel & Felicia Jones Carol & Richard Kalikow Susan Kaufman Nancy & William Kellett

If we have omitted or misspelled your name, please accept our apologies and call our office at (860) 364-1080. Visit us on the web at www.wssdv.org.

Rosalind Leech

Loren Lieberthal Mr. & Mrs. J. Thomas Light Diana & Frederick Lloyd Jo Loi Claude & Roger Lourie Martha Loutfi


WSS DONORS WSS DONORS

September 2014—August 2015 September 2014—August 2015 We thank the for their their contributions. contributions. We thank the following following individuals, individuals, foundations, foundations, and and organizations organizations for Your generosity helps helps to to create create aa community community free free of of domestic domestic violence! violence! Your generosity Supporters: $26 to $249 continued

Judith Petrovich & Philip Grausman

Joy Martorell & Robert Green

Sally Pettus

Bonney Mayers Priscilla & Alan McCord McEnroe Organic Farm Barbara McLane Emily McWhinney Kathryn O’Connell Mellon Patricia & Dudley Miller Patrick Murphy Wendy & Jack Murphy Phyllis & Hendon Nauts Janet & Robert Nickson Barbara Niles

Marie & Doug Pierce Jane Pinckney Susan Pinsky & Marc Rosen Virginia & Robert Potter Chris Pouler & Elizabeth Slotnick Carol & Larry Rand Raymond James Doris Reeves Jayne & Gordon Ridgway Stephanie Riesel Lori Rivenburgh Karen & Thomas Robards Rona Roberts Polly Rodie

Karen Garvan Noble

Shirley Rogers

Mrs. Robert P. Noble

Marion & Fred Romeo

Dorothy Obre

Donald & Helen Ross

Bobbie Olsen Mary & Philip Oppenheimer Ellie Owens PAC Realty Judith & Tician Papachristou JoAnne S. Pappano Douglas & Ann Patton

Margaret Ann Roth Sandra Sandmeyer Beth & Franz Schober Theodore & Carol Schulz Helen & Barry Schuman Mathew & Johann Schwab

Marian Schwaikert Jill & Neil Scott Segalla Sand & Gravel Inc. Celia Senzer Ann Seregi Sharon Women’s Club, Inc Judy Sheridan Frank Shinneman Julie Skattum Linda Sloane & John Atchley Elizabeth W. Smith George T. Smith Smithfield Presbyterian Church Pauline Sobotka Emily Soell Debbie & Jim Sok St. Andrew's Episcopal Church Marion & Ronald Stein

Barbara Thibodo & Jerome Cramp

Jane & Mark Capecelatro

Sharon & William Tingley

Elizabeth A. Carlson

Trinity Episcopal Church Roberta Tyson United Church of Christ in Cornwall Jean Vitalis Arete Warren Jeanette Weber Jennifer Weigel & Gene Chin Laura Werntz Lisa K. White Roberta Willis Barbara & Rick Wolkowitz Alice & Robert Yoakum Yogaspace, LLC Eva Yxfeldt Catherine Zabriskie Nancy Zannini

Jay & Kim Casey Lynn Cavo Maggie Clarke Charles Cook Rebecca da Silva Mark & Emily Devey Carole Dmytryshak Franklin Feldman Tom & Diana Flemma Gail & Alan Gamble Edith Gaskin Karin Gerstel & Joseph Woodard Robin & Michael Gottlieb George-Ann Gowan Jerry & Robin Graham Marjorie Grossman Amanda & Peter Halle

Melissa & John Steines

Laura & Richard Zarin

Kathleen & Stephen Stupak

Susan & Bill Zekas

Meg & Steve Szalewicz

Friends: up to $25

Kathy & Jack Hawley

3 Anonymous Donors

Jan & John Hazard

Norman & Aita Askinazi

Craig Hewitt

Elaine & Reynolds Tate Hatsy & Henry Taylor Eileen Tedesco The Farmer’s Wife

Drusilla Beaujon Patricia & Richard Boyle Anita Brean

If we have omitted or misspelled your name, please accept our apologies and call our office at (860) 364-1080. Visit us on the web at www.wssdv.org.

Jane & Mark Hanley Marilyn Hart

Joyce Hemingson

King, King & Associates Susan Knight


WSS DONORS WSS DONORS

September 2014—August 2015 September 2014—August 2015 We thank the for their their contributions. contributions. We thank the following following individuals, individuals, foundations, foundations, and and organizations organizations for Your generosity helps helps to to create create aa community community free free of of domestic domestic violence! violence! Your generosity Friends: up to $25 Barbara Komondorea

In Honor Of Sue Clemente Lynsey Anderson

Danny Lake Ann Levine Barbara & David Lindsay Joann & John Luning William Lynn Kevin & Patrice McGrath Robert & Wanda Moeller Mr. & Mrs. John C. Mongeau Lana J. Morrison Carolyn & Myron Neugeboren Barbara Nicholls Mary O’Neill & Jeff May Frank Palmer Sarah Polhemus Susan & Donald Russell

In Honor Of Mary Elling Carolyn Devita

In Honor Of Lori Rivenburgh Molly Hinchman & Russell Guesin In Honor of All Women, Children & Men Who Are Abused Jane Pinckney In Honor of Friends Anonymous In Memory Of Val Imbleau Father Joseph G. M. Kurnath

In Memory Of Dr. Helen Harris Rhoda S. Lubalin

Julia C. Segalla Celeste & Walt Shannon, Jr. Mr. & Mrs. Ellery W. Sinclair Anne Stewart FitzRoy Mr. & Mrs. L. Stratton Imkje Tarazi Rose Anne & Peter Thom

In Memory of Douglas Jardine David & Joan Jardine

In Memory Of Laura Townsend Joanne & Richard Taber

WSS Staff Rebecca Cohen Liz Davis Ashley Gille

In Memory of Tony Zwicker Moore Crossey

In Memory of Our Mothers Elizabeth Slotnick & Chris Pouler In Memory of Mary Elling George Elling

In Memory Of Elaine Barber Loren Lieberthal Bonney Mayers In Memory Of Myrtle Hayden Dr. Harvey Hayden In Memory of Isabel Miner Anonymous

Maggie Ianello Vicki Kirkpatrick Noemi Medina Kelly Parker Lori Rivenburgh Elly Roraback Therese Stanford Lisa Waldron

WSS Board of Directors Maria Bulson C. Warren Carter Chisholm Chandler Judith Crouch Susan DeMelle Mimi Estes Lisa Foster Katherine Freygang Maria Horn Jodi Luby Steve McKibben Clare Rashkoff Carrie Smith

In Memory Of Judy Linscott Laurie Batchelor & Gordon Warnke

Dick Taber Emily Vail Laura Werntz Emma Wynn Louisa Yap

Joan Titus If we have omitted or misspelled your name, please accept our apologies and call our office at (860) 364-1080. Visit us on the web at www.wssdv.org.


WSS DONORS WSS DONORS

September 2014—August 2015 September 2014—August 2015 We thank the for their their contributions. contributions. We thank the following following individuals, individuals, foundations, foundations, and and organizations organizations for Your generosity helps helps to to create create aa community community free free of of domestic domestic violence! violence! Your generosity

TRADE SECRETS SECRETS UNDERWRITERS TRADE UNDERWRITERS Founders Circle: $5,000

Maria Horn & Thomas Quinn

Kimberly & Jeff Greenberg

Adrian & Maggie Selby

Timothy & Stephanie Ingrassia

David & Janet Offensend

Andrea Hagan & Paul Parker

James & Shrevie Shepherd

Elaine LaRoche

Ellen & Eric Petersen

Mrs. Rees Harris

Elizabeth W. Smith

Tino & Susan Galluzzo

Fiona Hooper

Matthew Patrick Smyth

Jane Garmey

Janine Luke Bunny Williams & John Rosselli

Benefactors: $2,500 Ann Griffith Ash

Carolyne Roehm Mark Shearer

Nancy & Neil Humphreys

Martha Stewart

Anda Hutchins

Barbara & Donald Tober

Beth & Jack Isler

Stacey Campbell Mrs. Oscar de la Renta Mrs. Wilmer J. Thomas, Jr. Tony Kiser/ The William & Mary Greve Fdn, Inc.

In Memory Of Nancy Jean Fulop Short Mr. William P. Short, III

Carol & Richard Kalikow Jane & Bob Keiter Nancy M. Kissinger Alexandra Lange Roxana Laughlin Roger & Fa Liddell

Sponsors: $500

Lee Link

Mary Ackerman

Elise Lufkin

Patrons: $1,000

Lee Auchincloss

Steven & Sheila Aresty

Virginia & Randy Barbato

Katherine & Frank Martucci

Ann Bass

Freya & Richard Block

Helen Bodian Jonathan Dorfman Robert Fish Timothy & Lisa Foster Katherine Freygang Ann Goodbody Agnes Gund William & Adelaide Harris G. Annie HarrisMilliken

Michael Masterson & Johnson Henshaw Priscilla & Alan McCord

Dotty Smith Goldfrank Edith Greenwood Sara Joannides

Anna Traggio

Bindy Kaye

Deborah Van Eck

Jodi Luby

Doris Walker

Lynden B. Miller

Pamela Wilson & George Mason

Deborah & Brian Munson

Mary Young

Ajay & Debbie Nagpal

Contributor: $250 Janet Andre Block Scott Asen Jodye Anzalotta Lisa Bjornson Wolf Tina Bolton

Roberta Olsen Joan Osofsky Susan Restler Sandy Rippe Barbara Paul Robinson

Elizabeth Cabot

Helen Klein Ross

Adelaide Camillo & Ron Gross

Julia & Jim Samartini

Barclay Collins & Kristina Durr

Carol Schnall

Ann Leggett Perse Donna Raftery

Patricia Conlin

Salisbury Bank & Trust Company

Judith Crouch

Felicity Bontecou

Connie Newberry

Sarah Buttrick & Hugo Cassirer

Kenneth Page & Deborah Donovan

Churchill Building Co.

Chris & Lucy DeStefano

Jill Fortney

Suzanne Butterfield Rosen

Caroline Merison

Angela Cruger

Benjamin F. Stapleton, III

Deban Flexner

Joan & David Bright

Roxanne & Scott Bok

Kathleen Huggins Clark

Howard Sobel & Ileene Smith

Ruth Fleischmann

Edie & Ken Schechter

Kathy de las Heras Susan S. DeMelle Mimi Estes

If we have omitted or misspelled your name, please accept our apologies and call our office at (860) 364-1080. Visit us on the web at www.wssdv.org.

John & Julia Scott Jennifer Sims Eva Ching Small Emily Soell Anita TiburziJohnson


WSS DONORS WSS DONORS

September 2014—August 2015 September 2014—August 2015 We thank the for their their contributions. contributions. We thank the following following individuals, individuals, foundations, foundations, and and organizations organizations for Your generosity helps helps to to create create aa community community free free of of domestic domestic violence! violence! Your generosity

TRADESECRETS SECRETS UNDERWRITERS UNDERWRITERS TRADE Contributor: $250 continued

Kamilla’s Floral Boutique

Nancy Tuckerman

Alan & Linda Kaufman

Arete Warren Jeanette & Bob Weber

Francoise Kelz Ginny Kluger

Laura Werntz

Anna Kneeland

Lindley K. Young

Carole Lalli Susan Lamb

Under $250

James Mills

Judith Addazio

Julia & John Morris

George Ahl lll

Sally Morrison

Margarita Asayag

Alfred Nemiroff

Beverly Bartow

Ann Noble

Mary E. Boscardin

Jean O’ Reilly

Edna Bouldry

Elizabeth Phillips

Shawn Cherry

Roberta & Martin Sadofsky

Caroline de Chazal Joseph & Susan Depriest Gretchen Doolittle Denise & Ronald Dower Marc & Catherine Dupuy

Suzanne Sales Lester Saroff & Guy Castle Betsy Schmid Stanley & Marilyn Silver Christine Singer

Patricia Fellner

Merrielou Symes

Dorothy Fox

Alice S. Talbot

Betsy Freeman

Karen & Frank Tansey

Stephanie Gittleman Wray Gunn Michelle HaroulesCox

Ann Timm Sheila Warner

Inge Heckel In Kind Donations

Katie Palmer House

If we have omitted or misspelled your name, please accept our apologies and call our office at (860) 364-1080. Visit us on the web at www.wssdv.org.


WSS DONORS DONORS WSS

September 2014—August 2014—August 2015 September 2015 We thank the following individuals, foundations, and organizations for their contributions. Your generosity helps to create a community free of domestic violence! In-Kind Donations

Adele Ford

Randal Orzano

Mariah Ayers

Jen Clarke

22 Anonymous Donations

Geer Dial-A-RideService

Therese Pressley

Katie Baldwin

Marlon Cobos

Emily Saster

Candy Barker

Robin Cockerline

Patricia Acree

GK Electric

Joanne Scasso

Kate Beatty

Jocelyn Cohen

Rebecca Allyn

Goulet Printery

Nancy Cole

Rita Greene

Joel & Diane Schapira

Kimberly Bergenty

Constance Anderson

Patricia Best

Hank Collins

Karen Bibro

Jennifer Collins

Diana Biselle

Mari Consolini

Andrew Biselle

Caroline Coolidge

Janet Andre Block

Gail Coolidge

Jamel Bonello

Pat Corrigan

Marsi Boon

Rich Cristin

Marian Bowen

Linda Cross

Patricia Boyle

Judith Crouch

Richard Boyle

Anne Day

Michael Trapp

Lynne Bragonier

Patricia Decker

Troop B- Toys for Tots

Constance Breakell

Susan DeMelle

Fiona Hooper

Rose Brown

Grace Dietrich

Hotchkiss School

Jeanette Weber

Maria Bulson

Germaine DiPaolo

Annette Hunt

Laura Werntz

Sandy Burling

Abbey Docherty

Interlaken Inn

Catherine Wheeler

Britha Cabassa

Susan Donaghey

Simon Johnson

Ann Wilkinson

Rebecca Cahill

Annette Doskow

Kildonan School

Bunny Williams & John Rosselli

Taylor Cannon

David Doskow

Elise Carlson

Lynn Doskow

John Carlson

Wilhelmina Eaken

Peter Anderson Arena Locksmith Service Lisa Arland Lisa Arnold Candice & Robert Barker Catherine Bauer Judith Belile Bruce & Debby Bennett Evelyn Bhumgana Maria Bulson Glenda Burkhart Dawn Cassara Glenna & Hal Citrin Robin Cockerline Cornwall Consolidated School Ann Cronin Judith Crouch Jo Culver Anne Day Carolyn & Richard Di Domenico Jonathan Doster Linda Everett Fire Equipment Headquarters, Inc. Lizzie & Ben Fishman

Jennifer Greiner Hammertown Nayoma Hanley Hannaford’s Super Market Harney & Sons Fine Teas Hathaway Young Paul Henrici Don & Diane Hewat Gretchen Hachmeister

Elaine LaRoche Tovah Martin

Ken & Edie Schechter Theodore & Carol Schulz Sharon Hospital – Maternity Ward Marcia Soloff Stephanie Stanton Photography Mr. & Mrs. Wilmer Thomas Jr

Marlea Willis

McKinney & Doyle

Volunteers

Warren Carter

Teruko Edmonds

Penny Michels

Chris Abeel

Dawn Cassara

Mimi Estes

Moore & More Printing

Ceely Ackerman

Sophia Cassara

Dorothy Felske

Harriet & James Morrill

Ruth Adams

Pamela Chassin

Peter Felske

Susan Allen

Judy Chatfield

Rob Fish

Deb Munson

Rebecca Allyn

Brian Ciardi

Alicia Fitch

Patrice Myers

Christian Allyn

Elise Cieplik

Adele Ford

Kamilla Najdek

Wendy Anderson

Eric Cieplik

Joni Ford

Noble Horizons

Maria Andrade

Cynthia Clark

Alison Forman

Dorothy Obre

Jeff Andrews

Mary Ann Clark

Lisa Foster

If we have omitted or misspelled your name, please accept our apologies and call our office at (860) 364-1080. Visit us on the web at www.wssdv.org.


WSS DONORS DONORS WSS

September 2014—August 2014—August 2015 September 2015 We thank the following individuals, foundations, and organizations for their contributions. Your generosity helps to create a community free of domestic violence! Volunteers

Pam Irving

Teagan Lynch

Pam Osborne

Carly Smith

William Fox

Sara Joannides

Susan Lynn

Marianne Ostendorf

Maureen Smith

Kristen Fredrickson

Anita Johnson

Jane MacLaren

Chloe Otterson

Ashley Speed

Kathy Fricker

Maura Johnson

Anna Maethert

Matt Otterson

Liza Steinmetz

Elizabeth Gall

Simon Johnson

Carol Magowan

Nina Otterson

Brandon Steves

Isis Galluzzo

Tamara Johnson

Janet Manko

Sage Otterson

Dawn Stone

Susan Galluzzo

Lisa Guerrin Johnson

Liz Marino

Christine Owen

Kyle Sundberg

Deborah Mark

Rebecca Palmer

Kamaren Suwijn

George Massey

Rachel Pattison

Dick Taber

Leslie Mastrianna

Annie Peck

Holly Tierney

Priscilla McCord

Robert Pidkameny

Ciara McElroy

Laura Ponkos

Anita TiburziJohnson

Grace McKenna

Halley Potter

Teresa McKenna

Marcia Potter

Steve McKibben

Stephen Potter

Noemi Medina

Sher Pustay

Lynn Meehan

Maude Quinn

Debbie Meek

Max Quinn

Barbara Merola

Adam Rebillard

John Merola

Bonnie Regendahl

Susan Mieras

Amy Reiss

Kara Miller

Cristin Rich

Elizabeth Mitchell

Mildred Rick

Lea Anne Moran

Tess Rooney

Brian Munson

Elly Roraback

Claire Munson

Margaret Ann Roth

Deb Munson

Mark Rowley

Julia Munson

Fred Schwerin

Kamilla Najdek

Carol Seltzer

Cici Nielsen

Richard Seltzer

Glen Nielsen

Dan Shaw

Clue Noble

Dana Samson

Tara O’Neill

Lori Shepard

Mary Close Oppenheimer

Kathy Shyer

Allison Geiges Danielle Giullian Brie Giunta Gerrie Giunta Lili Goldberg Kristine Graham Leon Graham Anne Granfield Robin Grassi Sheryl Green Rita Greene Libby Hall Sally Hambleton Jane Hanley Elyse HarneyMorris

Jain Jose Liegh Kass Tracy Kaufman Rachel Keegan Pamela Kelley Jane Kellner Gerri Kenniston Linda Kinney Lisa Kohomban Colleen Kopec Nanci Kryzak Jacqueline Kuhn Debby Kvam Noelle La Muniere Ciara La Muniere

Adelaide Harris

Nicholas La Roche

Annie HarrisMilliken

Leanne Larson

Heide Hendricks Linda Hirschfeld Cynthia Hochswender Fiona Hooper Maria Horn Ann Hume Karen Hunt Jim Hutchison Virginia Iles

Rebekah Larson Claire Lasseur Caroline Leggio Ann Levine Lee Link Nikolle Lizana Jo Loi Madeline Lonergan Jodi Luby Liam Lynch

Dana Simpson

If we have omitted or misspelled your name, please accept our apologies and call our office at (860) 364-1080. Visit us on the web at www.wssdv.org.

Sharon Tingley Kathy Trahan Bea Trotta Pam Ulm Marianne Vandenburgh Claire Van Der Tuin John Van Der Tuin Barbara Vasaturo Brooke Vazzano Nancy Vialpando Dobrila Waugh Philip Waugh Tanya Waugh Jeanette Weber Lori Welles Laura Werntz Karin Wexler Pat Whelan Louisa Yap Eva Yxfeldt


NEWS

ANOTHER SPECTACULAR YEAR FOR TRADE SECRETS

DONATE TO WSS Here are ways you can give...

As preparation begins for next year’s event, I reflect on all the

Our work is made possible by donations from individuals, busi-

hard work that went into producing a successful Trade Secrets

nesses and foundations. Together, we can create a community

this year. I would like to thank the Planning Committee Chairs

free of domestic violence and abuse.

and members, as well as the WSS Board of Directors and Staff

TAX-DEDUCTIBLE DONATION

for their dedication and time to ensure a successful fundraising

Make your donation via our secured online donation form at

event. I am honored to work with such wonderful people.

www.wssdv.org or send your check to WSS, PO Box 341, Sharon, CT

With their time, treasure and talent, the event ran smoothly

06069. If you prefer to stop by and drop off your contribution we are

and we were able to raise over $250,000 that will support the

located at 158 Gay Street.

programs and services offered to victims of abuse.

LABONNE’S RECEIPTS

Rebecca Allyn

Jim Hutchison

Janet Andre Block

Maggie Ianello

Patricia Best

Sara Joannides

USED CELL PHONES, IPADS AND IPODS

Diana Bisselle

Lisa Kohomban

Mail or drop off your old cell phones, iPads and iPods to the WSS

Maria Bulson

Lee Link

Elise Carlson

Jodi Luby

Mail or drop off your receipts to the WSS office. Labonne’s donates a percentage of the sales recorded on these receipts to WSS.

office. They will be recycled and WSS will receive a check for the current value of the items.

John Carlson

Carol Magowan

CROWD FUNDING

Warren Carter

Priscilla McCord

In less than a minute you can start a donation page with CrowdRise

Dawn Cassara

Steve McKibben

and select WSS as you charity. Visit http://www.crowdrise.com/

Chisholm Chandler

Noemi Medina

womenssupportservice

Pamela Chassin

Deborah Munson

SHOP ON AMAZON

Rebecca Cohen

Kamilla Najdek

Choose WSS as your charity and every time you shop on

Mari Consolini

Christine Owen

Judith Crouch

Bob Pidkameny

Liz Davis

Laura Ponkos

outreach, counseling, legal advocacy, and programming needs, WSS con-

Susan DeMelle

Clare Rashkoff

tinues to accept the following items for clients in need:

Mimi Estes

Jeanne Rebillard

Rob Fish

Lori Rivenburgh

Lisa Foster

Elly Roraback

Katherine Freygang

Dana Simpson

Ashley Gille

Carrie Smith

Brie Giunta

Therese Stanford

Libby Hall

Dick Taber

Sally Hambleton

Anita Tiburzi-Johnson

Elyse Harney-Morris

Emily Vail

Adelaide Harris

Lisa Waldron

Annie Harris-Milliken

Laura Werntz

Heide Hendricks

Emma Wynn

Cynthia Hochswender

Louisa Yap

Amazon, a percentage of your purchases will be donated to WSS. In addition to financial contributions to meet our operations,

Phone and gas cards

Grocery cards

Gift certificates to local eateries

Gift cards

Gently used women’s and children’s clothing in good condition Used, but usable cars for our Calling All Cars program.

Welcome and congratulations to our new WSS

volunteers, that have worked diligently throughout September to complete our 25-hour certification training. We look forward to having them join us in helping victims of abuse.

Maria Horn

With Gratitude,

Vicki Kirkpatrick Fund Development Coordinator

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Women’s Support Services

PAID

P.O. Box 341

Permit No 112

158 Gay Street

Lakeville, CT 06039

Sharon, CT 06069 Phone: (860) 364-1080 Fax: (860) 364-5767 24 Hour Crisis Hotline: (860) 364-1900 E-mail: info@wssdv.org

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Find us Online www.wssdv.org

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OUR MISSION

Women’s Support Services 24-hour Hotline (860) 364-1900

The mission of Women’s Support Services is

All services are FREE and confidential. Collect calls accepted. We do NOT subscribe to Caller ID.

to create a community free of domestic violence and abuse through intervention, prevention, and education. We offer free,

Support and Crisis Counseling

confidential, client-centered services focused

We are available to talk with you 24 hours a day, seven days a week on our hotline. Individual

on safety, support, advocacy, and community

counseling and support services are available Monday – Friday or by appointment.

outreach.

Prevention Education OUR PHILOSOPHY

We believe that domestic violence and abuse

We provide programs to school groups, professional in-service trainings, and community groups.

is a pervasive cultural problem. In our efforts

Emergency Short-term Shelter

to eliminate it, we believe we must:

We provide immediate, short-term shelter, as well as referrals to long-term shelter for victims

Increase public awareness and

of domestic violence.

understanding of domestic violence and

Support Group

abuse

A confidential and non-judgmental support group meets each week to talk about issues of

Work toward social change that empowers women Engage all members of the community in our efforts to end violence in the home and in relationships

abuse, support, change and healthy relationships. Court Advocacy Our Family Violence Victim Advocate works at Bantam Criminal Court to assist victims of family violence following an arrest and throughout the court process. We can also help someone obtain a restraining order, and provide transportation to and advocacy in Litchfield Civil Court. Advocacy and Referral We can help you find and use the social, legal, and medical services that you need.

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