Addressing domestic violence

Hope’s Door opens onto a life beyond domestic violence.

Among the devastating effects of the coronavirus is an increase in domestic violence during the quarantine. Hope’s Door not only provides 24/7/365 support and a haven for those who are abused – regardless of gender, sexuality, age, color, religious affiliation or ethnicity – but also seeks to prevent abuse before it starts through its Youth Program.

Unfortunately, the organization had to cancel its spring gala and has not been able to hold a virtual one, says Kristen Gizzi – general counsel for the family-owned ECCO III Enterprises Inc. in Yonkers, which does construction, infrastructure, project management, design and building; executive director of the Litchfield Crossings shopping center in New Milford; and president of the Hope’s Door board of directors.

We’ll have more on Kristen in our August WAG exhale issue – our annual tribute to sports, recreation and relaxation. But for now we just wanted to get the word out that Hope’s Door can use your help.

Yes, the needs are great everywhere right now. But when the needs are greatest, that’s when we find that little bit extra inside ourselves to give.

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