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Women's Center of Greater Danbury

Domestic Violence Hotline: (203) 731-5206
Sexual Assault Hotline: (203) 731-5204

Annual dinner


 The Women's Center celebrated 44 years of going from #traumatohope at  our annual dinner, "An Evening Together," Friday, April 5th at The Amber Room Colonnade.  Pictured here: Jessica Tobin, Dinner Co-Chair; Vicki Taylor-Bloch, Board Member and Dinner Co-Chair; Pat Zachman, President & CEO; and Glori Norwitt, Board Chair. 


 Our annual dinner is our biggest fundraiser of the year and helps the Women’s Center provide the greater Danbury area with free, confidential and valuable services, including emergency shelter and support services, counseling and advocacy, crisis intervention, and community education, primary prevention and training. Our next annual dinner is scheduled for Friday, April 3, 2020 at the Amber Room!

56496335_2209821275731535_3821500937491447808_o.jpgA wonderful and uplifting performance by the Ridgefield Cholare opened the program.



Auctioneer Christine O'Leary hit it out of the park and raised the energy in the room to a bidding frenzy for items such as the Premium Kentucky Derby Package with Air!



Our guest speaker, Dr. Jackson Katz, Anti-Gender Violence Activist, Author and creator of the TED Talk, "Violence is a Men's Issue" with over 2 million views, riveted the roomful of over 330 guests with his important message and later stayed to sign books.



This year's Founders Award was given to Danbury Hospital and New Milford Hospital for their Emergency Rooms' collaboration in serving domestic and sexual assault victims in our 13-town service area. Pictured here, Pat Zachman, Women's Center President & CEO, John Murphy, CEO of Nuvance, accepting the award on the hospitals' behalf, and Glori Norwitt, WC Board Chair.

  • 2019 Gala Committee
    2019 Gala Committee members.
  • 2019 Co-Chairs
    2019 event Co-Chairs Vicki Taylor-Bloch and Jessica Tobin.
  • Hospitals
    Congratulations to our 2019 Founders Award recipient, Danbury Hospital and New Milford. Award accepted by John Murphy, CEO of Nuvance.
  • Dr. Broderick
    Pat Zachman, President & CEO chatting with Dr. Patrick Broderick, Chairman, Department of Emergency Medicine, WCHN Danbury/New Milford Hospital
  • Hope Mural
    The beautiful HOPE mural that was the backdrop for the evening. Created by Toni Miraldi of Mural Envy as an EndWorks project.
  • Board
    The Women's Center Board of Directors
  • Men's Group
    Men Against Domestic and Sexual Violence Group
  • Heads & Tails
    Heads & Tails fun with Auctioneer Christine O'Leary and the winner and runner up
  • Fund the Mission
    Lots of Fund the Mission support, starting with our own Advisory Council Member, LouAnn Daprato
  • Step & Repeat
    Step & Repeat team fun!

Location & Contact

Women's Center of Greater Danbury 
2 West Street
Danbury, Connecticut 06810

Counseling/Administrative Headquarters:
Ph: (203) 731-5200
Fax: (203) 731-5207

Local Hotlines:
Domestic Violence Hotline: (203) 731-5206
Sexual Assault Hotline: (203) 731-5204

National Domestic Violence Hotline:
1-800-799-SAFE (7233)
1-800-787-3224 (TTY)


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