We support the following local nonprofit organizations in order to help alleviate domestic violence, to benefit CT Veterans and Service Members, to help CT kids in foster care, and to lend support and healing to individuals and families affected by mental health challenges and the disease of addiction.
THE DISEASE OF ADDICTION
One in ten people in New London County, over the age of 12, struggles with addiction - nearly 30 million people nationwide. We firmly believe these statistics are VERY conservative! There were over 80,000 overdose related deaths in 2019, in the US alone!! In honor of those who are trying so hard to stay in active recovery, and in memory of all our loved ones for whom it is too late, TheCharityChallenge.net is raising money for a nonprofit organization who is committed to challenging the revolving door system of recovery in the U.S. and who will offer a very different and holistic alternative to treatment that will END the current vicious cycle of relapse and recidivism. TheCharityChallenge.net's recipient organization: TriCircle, Inc. was established in CT, and is dedicated to creating real, long-term solutions. In its full implementation, it will offer a residential, comprehensive, individualized, uninterrupted continuum of care with treatment options for participants with co-occurring mental health issues!
BAGS OF HOPE CT
Many children in foster care carry their belongings in a trash bag as they move throughout the system. Bags of Hope seeks to provide personalized monogrammed duffle bags filled with comfort items to all kids in local foster care. There are approximately 4000 children in foster care in CT at any given time. Bags of Hope, founded in 2018, provided 410 duffle bags to children in CT. In 2019, 620 bags were provided. This year, the goal is to distribute 1000 Bags of Hope!
Last year, there were more than 43,000 domestic violence related criminal cases in CT courts, those are just the victims we KNOW ABOUT! Safe Futures, is a place where lives are saved, hope is restored, and the future is changed for those impacted by domestic violence and sexual assault in southeastern Connecticut. Founded in 1976, as the Women’s Center of Southeastern Connecticut, Safe Futures began as an information and referral service for women entering the workforce. Today, Safe Futures operates two 24-hour hotlines, an emergency shelter, and a transitional living program for families working to rebuild lives shattered by domestic violence, sexual assault or human trafficking. Safe Futures also provides counseling and advocacy, case management, court advocacy, support groups, and educational programs for schools and community groups. All 21 towns in New London County are served by the agency.