FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CONTACT: Kate Zielsdorf,
Communications and Program Associate
Phone: (484) 356-0940
The Coordinated Community Campaign
To End Domestic and Sexual Violence
(West Chester) September 15, 2016 — The Coordinated Community Campaign to end domestic and sexual violence in Chester County will kick off Domestic Violence Month on Tuesday, October 4th, 2016 at the Downingtown Municipal Building. Together with municipal and county level stakeholders the Taskforce to End Domestic and Sexual Violence will discuss policies around ways to address violence against women in Chester County. The goal of the Taskforce is to empower the community to learn more about the realities of domestic and sexual violence.
The Chester County Fund for Women and Girls, the Crime Victims’ Center of Chester County, Domestic Violence Center, District Attorney’s office, law enforcement, school districts, universities and mayors will come together to recommend achievable outcomes that will deter domestic and sexual violence in Chester County. The objective of the event is to discuss resolutions and to talk about what currently is and what can be done to address violence against women in Chester County. As this problem is complex and multi-dimensional, there is much to gain by bringing community stakeholders together in order to learn from each other and work collaboratively. This is more than a forum, it is a policy discussion about what Chester County allies can do to make a difference for the 1 in 4 women who are affected by domestic or sexual violence.
The Chester County Fund for Women and Girls leads and unites the community through philanthropy and advocacy to ensure that women and girls have resources and opportunities to thrive. For more than 18 years, the Fund has raised awareness about the critical needs of women and girls, and has awarded over $2.6 million to 69 non-profit organizations. To learn more about the Chester County Fund for Women and Girls, visit www.ccfwg.org.