'Walk A Mile in Her Shoes' in Fairfield raises awareness about sexual and domestic violence

The walk also raises money for the Elizabeth M. Pfriem Camp HOPE America, the Center for Family Justice's summer camp.

Angelica Toruno and Rose Shannon

Apr 27, 2024, 4:56 PM

Updated 26 days ago


The Center for Family Justice on Saturday held its 12th annual Walk a Mile in Her Shoes in Fairfield.
Hundreds of people, including News 12 Connecticut staff, walked from the Fairfield train station to the front of Town Hall.
The walk is held to raise awareness about the need to end sexual and domestic violence against women and girls in the six communities the center provides services to.
It also raises money for the Elizabeth M. Pfriem Camp HOPE America, the center's summer camp and it's mentoring program for kids who have been impacted by domestic and or sexual violence and abuse.
The event is organized by the center's White Ribbon Committee. Former Fairfield police chief and current Sacred Heart University Safety Director Gary MacNamara chairs the committee.
"It's the 12th year to show the community, we support them, we want to help them and above all else we want to prevent it from happening in the first place," he says.
The center provides free and confidential services to people who have experienced domestic violence, sexual violence, human trafficking, and child abuse. Anyone in need of their 24/7 hotline regarding sexual violence can call 203-333-2233.
Anyone who has experienced domestic violence can also call the center's 24/7 hotline at 203-384-9559 for English and 888-568-8332 for Spanish.

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