DARIEN, Conn. -- In honor of Domestic Violence Awareness Month, 116 butterflies will be released to freedom Oct. 6 at the Darien Nature Center.
The event, which will begin at 1:30 p.m. is sponsored by the Darien Domestic Abuse Partnership. Each butterfly represents a domestic violence call received by the Darien Police Department in the past year.
The public is welcome to attend and refreshments will be served.
Members of the community may contribute $20 to the purchase of one butterfly. Tickets will be on sale at area grocery stores, the Darien- Norwalk YWCA and at Darien Town Hall.
The Darien Domestic Abuse Partnership works in conjunction with the Domestic Violence Crisis Center to serve families in the towns of Darien, New Canaan, Westport, Norwalk, Stamford, Wilton and Weston. It is committed to protecting and promoting the fundamental rights of all individuals to be safe in their personal relationships.
The Domestic Violence Crisis Center has a professional staff and offers confidential services at no charge. Services include court and legal services, counseling, and safe houses. It is on call 24 hours a day through its hotline at 1-888-774-2900 and website.