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The Women’s Center of Greater Danbury has announced that the organization will be renamed The Center for Empowerment and Education. The new name is accompanied by a new identity that officials say better reflects The Center’s commitment to saving and rebuilding lives and building stronger communities. 

President and CEO Pat Zachman says the words “empowerment” and “education” are the two key pillars that guide everything The Center does to end violence in the 13-community service area. Beyond offering emergency and transitional shelter for individuals in crisis, The Center also provides crisis intervention, counseling, advocacy, education and referral services.  

A new facility for women and children in transition will open soon, an effort to provide support to even more people in crisis.

Officials say the rebrand reflects the inclusivity of their mission and services that improve lives, strengthen families, and prevent violence through education.  In describing the importance of the rebrand, Zachman says the new name is vital to underscore that they serve everyone in need of support, including women, men, and children.

After 46 years of growth that addressed the changing needs of the community, she says this new identity direction expresses the Center's commitment to a wide geographic area and greatly diversified programs and services.  Communities served by The Center are Bethel, Bridgewater, Brookfield, Danbury, Kent, New Fairfield, New Milford, Newtown, Redding, Ridgefield, Roxbury, Sherman, and Washington. 

Each year, the Center serves over 30,000 individuals from area communities with confidential services that are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year and are provided at no-cost.

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