GREENWICH – To mark Domestic Violence Awareness Month, the YWCA Greenwich hosts an event called “In Their Place” every October.
On Wednesday evening, staff members invited members of the public to participate in the role-play event and learn about the experiences of those who are victims of domestic violence.
The event allows people to put themselves in the shoes of people in abusive and controlling relationships. The participants paired up and each chose a colored card, which took them to various stations set up to represent the scenarios that victims of domestic violence experience, such as childcare issues, living in a shelter. , attend therapy or go to court, among others.
The YWCA Greenwich is the only state-designated domestic violence service provider in town, with licensed staff to provide a variety of victim services, including immediate crisis intervention to help victims cope with physical trauma , emotional and psychological caused by violence.
No one is ever turned away from YWCA Greenwich. All services are confidential and provided free of charge.
For assistance call 203-869-6501 or visit ywcagreenwich.org/what-we-do/domestic-abuse-services-for-victims/. If you are in immediate danger, call 911.