Network Monthly Luncheon - September 20, 2023

  • 09/20/2023
  • 11:30 AM - 1:15 PM
  • Filomena's Restaurant, 262 BostonPost Road, Waterford, CT 06385


Safe Futures – the People and Programs

       Be sure to join Us Wednesday, September 20, 2023 at 11:30 am for our monthly luncheon to learn about Safe Futures – the People and Programs at Filomena's, $20 registered by 9am Tues., $25 for walk-ins, includes gratuity and tax.
     Christine Foster will discuss her work with children and families at Safe Futures. In particular she’ll describe two very exciting programs – Camp HOPE and Pathways. These are designed to help children who have experienced trauma and their path to hope and healing.
     Marie Kenny will explain a new way of delivering services, the Family Justice Center model. Safe Futures is building a new facility to house its Voices Committee and the new Center for Safe Futures which will incorporate this innovative way to serve individuals and families experiencing abuse. Suzi Schell will talk about the role of Safe Future's Voices committee in helping to shape the Family Justice Center and some of the other work they are doing.

     Marie Kenny has worked on behalf of victims of abuse for more than thirty-five years. This includes having served ten years on the Massachusetts State Police. As a trooper, she specialized in the investigation of domestic violence and sexual assault cases and helped develop statewide policies and trainings. After moving to CT, Marie continued to volunteer and work on behalf of victims/survivors. At Safe Futures, she is the Director of Client Access and the Project Coordinator for The Center for Safe Futures, helping to develop a new model for how we support and serve individuals who have experienced abuse.

     Christine Foster has worked at Safe Futures for 6 years, starting as a domestic violence advocate at emergency shelter and moving into various positions such as child advocate, employment specialist, and shelter supervisor. She is now the Director of Child and Family Services and Camp HOPE. Christine has a B.A. in Psychological Sciences from the University of Connecticut and is trained in restorative practices and Circle of Security Parenting Program.

  * Walk-ins to the luncheon will be charged $25 (for all). Attendees may still register online, by 9am Tues. and pay $20 (for all) either online or at the door.

    * Remember to bring cash for the 50/50. Your fun ticket purchase at lunch on Wednesday, funds our Network operations, community and charitable engagement activities, and our scholarships! $1 each ticket, no limit.

     * Member Benefit: Members (only) may place their business info on the Members Showcase Table.

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