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White boxer puppy bringing comfort to clients at Safe Futures

Staff at the region’s agency for victims of domestic violence have found the perfect employee in Luna, a white boxer puppy who will be trained as a therapy dog. -more-

Domestic violence awareness, Georgia O’Keeffe on menu at Power of Purple lunch

Attorney Sheila Horvitz and other pioneers of the region’s efforts to build awareness of domestic violence and help those who are suffering rebuild their lives came together at the Power of Purple Luncheon on Thursday to celebrate their progress and -more-

Backus emergency doctor raising awareness about strangulation victims

At 7 p.m. Thursday at Old Lyme Middle School, Dr. William Horgan will talk about how to recognize strangulation victims, who often don’t show physical signs of the abuse, and how to offer support and referrals to agencies that can help them. -more-

Goal of helping one person led to leadership of Safe Futures

Kathy Verano, the new executive director of Safe Futures, started volunteering for the agency 23 years ago, when it still was known as the Women’s Center of Southeastern Connecticut. She took calls from victims on the 24-hour hotline. -more-

Local leaders helping China develop domestic violence response

Last month, Katherine Verano, executive director of Safe Futures, and Jeffrey Nixon, chief of the Groton Long Point Police, traveled to Beijing to educate police, social workers, lawyers and professors on the Lethality Assessment Program, -more-

Safe Futures gets new executive director

New London — Katherine Verano, described by her colleagues as a leader in the field of domestic violence, has been appointed executive director of Safe Futures as of Jan. 1. -more-