Celebrate Susan and Maggie’s Birthday with a Donation!

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Each year, CT-ALIVE Founder and Project Director Susan Omilian celebrates her birthday on August 23rd which she shares with her niece Maggie by asking for donations to the CT-ALIVE Scholarship Fund.  Maggie was shot and killed at age nineteen by her ex-boyfriend on a college campus in Michigan. After Maggie’s death, Susan vowed to help women who had survived abuse to move on and “thrive” as Maggie could not.  This innovative work which provides free services to women is supported by CT-ALIVE. The CT-ALIVE...

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Success! Jenny The Running Thriver

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Jenny, a survivor of domestic violence, attended one of Susan Omilian’s My Avenging Angel Workshops,™ supported by CT-ALIVE’s Never Going Back to Abuse Project in March 2011. The work she did in the two-day workshop inspired her to continue her journey from survivor to “thriver” and she began running again.  Starting with half and full marathons, Jenny chronicled her story on her blog, The Running Thriver and began a fundraising campaign for CT-ALIVE which she calls Running for the...

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Trish Helps Others Step Forward into a New Life

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A survivor of intimate partner violence in college, Trish attended one of Susan Omilian’s My Avenging Angel Workshops™ in the fall of 2012 which are supported by the CT-ALIVE Never Going Back to Abuse Project . “Susan’s two-day workshop allowed me to address the fears and self-doubt that I had carried around with me for 30+ years. The writing exercises helped me to articulate and own my feelings and learn techniques to quiet my “Inner Critic.” Both of these exercises enabled me to move...

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Clothing & Book Drive on Saturday October 19

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CT-ALIVE’s Never Going Back to Abuse Project will benefit from the proceeds of a Clothing and Book Drive on Saturday, October 19, 2013 to mark October as Domestic Violence Awareness Month.  In cooperation with Charities of Hope of Hartford, CT-ALIVE will hold the drive from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the parking lot of the Dillon Mailing and Printing, 114 Shield Street in West Hartford, across from the Shield Street Post Office near New Britain Avenue.  On that day, CT-ALIVE and Charities of Hope will accept...

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Jenny Gets the Gold in Road Race

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On Saturday, June 8, CT-ALIVE Board member, Jenny Ann ran in the 2nd Annual Race to End Domestic Violence in Newington, CT. She finished third in her age group and earned herself a GOLD MEDAL!  Congratulations to our Running Thriver Jenny Ann. Make a DONATION to CT-ALIVE to honor Jenny’s triumph!  Other CT-ALIVE Board members and volunteers, Christine, Joanna and Adrienne, provided information to race participants about CT-ALIVE programs for domestic violence victims helping them move from victim to...

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