Our caring community in often cynical world

In a world rife with human suffering, it’s easy to get stuck in helplessness and cynicism. Making a difference seems impossible. But, as evidenced in one recent heartwarming example, this is not the case for the people of southeastern…

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From kids to the adults, New London needs reasons to trust

Imagine the task of asking about 40 adolescent boys, football players, no less, to share their deepest feelings with each other. And keeping them on point…

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Governor, others to tout program that assesses victims of domestic violence

Southeastern Connecticut led the way with the Lethality Assessment Program, taking part in a pilot program when it was introduced in the state in 2012 and becoming the first region in which it was used by all state, local and tribal police…

They talk football … but more importantly life … at New London

The conversation ping-ponged for this group of adolescent boys, who would return to being football players soon enough. But now they were just kids talking…

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40th anniversary walk raises more than 40K for Safe Futures

The Safe Futures 40th Anniversary Power of Purple 4K Walk, which took place in Waterford this past weekend, raised more than $40,000.

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Local leaders helping China develop domestic violence response

Last month, Katherine Verano, executive director of Safe Futures, and Jeffrey Nixon, chief of the Groton Long Point Police, traveled to Beijing to educate police, social workers, lawyers and professors on the Lethality Assessment Program…

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Lyman Allyn exhibit highlights Safe Futures’ work with “In Their Shoes”

When is a pair of size 14 Nikes not just a pair of sneakers? Or a set of pink patent leather sling-backs more than just fancy party shoes? Or a tiny pair of Koala sneakers more than just covering for a baby’s toes?

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White boxer puppy bringing comfort to clients at Safe Futures

Staff at the region’s agency for victims of domestic violence have found the perfect employee in Luna, a white boxer puppy who will be trained as a therapy dog.

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Domestic violence awareness, Georgia O’Keeffe on menu at Power of Purple lunch

Attorney Sheila Horvitz and other pioneers of the region’s efforts to build awareness of domestic violence and help those who are suffering rebuild their lives came together at the Power of Purple Luncheon on Thursday to celebrate their progress and…

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Backus emergency doctor raising awareness about strangulation victims

At 7 p.m. Thursday at Old Lyme Middle School, Dr. William Horgan will talk about how to recognize strangulation victims, who often don’t show physical signs of the abuse, and how to offer support and referrals to agencies that can help them.

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