Parents want better communication about middle school merger in Stonington

Parents were able to express their concerns about the consolidation during a “restorative practice” led by Kris Wraight, associate director of prevention and restorative practices at Safe Futures of New London, and Patrick Sheehan-Gaumer, an educator at Safe Futures.

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Cactus Jack Foundation continues to spread holiday cheer

Waterford — There is a certain mystique that belies the simplicity of the phrase: good people doing good things. And that’s not only the vocation, but ought to be the slogan for the Cactus Jack Foundation, a bunch of local sports guys whose benevolence has morphed into its own parcel of heroism here in this season

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Make a Difference: Safe Futures

Lauren has had to overcome overwhelming emotional trauma, adjust to single parenting to three children, and other serious health concerns.

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Vigil memorializes Parise, other domestic violence victims

Robert Parise died after reportedly being stabbed by his housemate and former partner on Oct. 4.

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Safe Futures plans candlelight vigil to remember beloved client who was murdered

Katherine Verano, executive director of Safe Futures, said the Nov. 1 vigil would serve as a healing event for the Safe Futures staff.

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Men Against Domestic Violence Artistic Expression to be held Oct. 24

The fifth annual Men Against Domestic Violence Artistic Expression will be held from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Oct. 24 at The Gallery at Three Rivers Community College, 574 New London Turnpike, Norwich. This year, MADVAE will be held in honor of William “Bill” Wernau for his contributions to preventing domestic violence.

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State sexual violence coalition sees more clients in #MeToo era

In the year since the #MeToo movement began, the Connecticut Alliance to End Sexual Violence has seen a 20 percent jump in clients, but many survivors remain in the shadows.

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New London man arraigned on murder charges

The victim told officials at Safe Futures that Christopher Petteway threatened to kill him after his release from prison.

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With text-to-911 active, domestic violence coalition to launch texting for hotlines

The state last week became one of few that allow residents to text 911 — a capability the Connecticut Coalition Against Domestic Violence soon will roll out for its own hotlines.

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Keeping pets safe at Safe Futures

Safe Futures, the New London-based organization that provides services to victims of domestic violence in southeastern Connecticut, is leading the way in Connecticut with its therapy dog and with accommodating clients who don’t want to leave their…

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