United Bank Foundation Donates $5,000 to The Network Against Domestic Abuse
The United Bank Foundation Connecticut today announced that they have awarded a $5,000 grant to The Network Against Domestic Abuse in support of their impactful and trusted youth education program that raises awareness of domestic abuse issues facing children, families and the communities in North Central Connecticut.
The Network, based in North Central Connecticut, assists families and individuals who have experienced domestic and interpersonal violence. They take a proactive approach to curb domestic abuse by promoting healthy relationships, advocating for safer communities and fostering healthy, violence free relations.
Through their Youth Education Program, The Network’s community youth educator reaches out to children of all ages as well as young adults to teach them how to handle their feelings, emotions and foster healthy relationships while helping them understand that violence in any form in our society is unacceptable. In addition to visiting schools throughout North Central Connecticut, The Network’s community youth educator speaks to audiences at various organizations and area churches. In 2016, their Youth Education Program worked with over 3,000 individuals through workshops, training programs and speaking engagements.
CAPTION Pictured Left to Right:
Adam Jeamel (United Bank); Annalisa Deal (Community Youth Educator, The Network); Kathy Barron (CEO, The Network); and Joann Smith (United Bank).
“From the remarkable work they do to promote healthy relationships, curb teen dating violence and implement anti-bullying campaigns, Kathy Barron and her team at The Network have earned the reputation for being tireless advocates for children, families and communities in North Central Connecticut,” said William H.W. Crawford IV, CEO of United Bank. “Thanks to specific outreach programs like their Youth Education Program and the hard work of The Network’s community youth educator Annalisa Deal, our children are learning about family violence prevention at a very young age to help ensure they are raised with the resources and coping skills they need to live in a violent free society.”
For more information on The Network, please visit: www.thenetworkct.org