WATERBURY — Safe Haven of Greater Waterbury received a $10,000 grant from the Lois Livingston McMillen Memorial Fund at the Connecticut Community Foundation.

The funds will support Safer Communities Greater Waterbury, providing domestic violence, crisis intervention and other long-term services for victims and survivors of domestic violence.

The funding will help Safe Haven continue its mission of providing free comprehensive services to victims and survivors of domestic violence and sexual violence in the communities that it serves.

Executive Director Lee Schlesinger said: “We are so grateful for the continued support that we receive from Connecticut Community Foundation. We could not do this work without the generosity of those that support our mission.”

“Safe Haven’s work to serve women and children who have experienced physical, emotional or psychological abuse is exactly the kind of critical need Russel and Josephine McMillan had in mind when they created the Lois Livingston McMillen Memorial Fund in their daughter’s memory,” said Ellen Carter, vice president of programs at the Connecticut Community Foundation. “By helping victims rebuild lives and regain hope, Safe Haven’s work honors Lois every day.”

Safe Haven serves the towns of Beacon Falls, Bethlehem, Cheshire, Middlebury, Naugatuck, Oxford, Prospect, Southbury, Thomaston, Waterbury, Watertown, Wolcott and Woodbury.

“We offer a Safe Haven for victims of domestic violence and sexual assault by providing free, confidential services in a safe, caring environment; striving to raise awareness through community education and outreach,” Mr. Schlesinger said. “Our support, counseling and advocacy restores hope and helps people reclaim their lives.”

More information about Safe Haven and its efforts is available at www.safehavengw.org or by calling 203-575-0388.

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