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The Clothesline Project

The Waterbury PeaceJam group decided that for their 2011 Social Action Project they would organize and present "The Clothesline Project" on the Green in Waterbury in collaboration with Safe Haven.

The Clothesline Project is a visual display of shirts with graphic messages & illustrations that have been designed by women survivors of violence, by their friends or families. The clothesline may also contain shirts made to honor women who have died as a result of violence. The purpose of this project is to increase awareness of the impact of violence against women, to celebrate a women's strength to survive, and to provide another avenue for her to courageously break the silence.

Look for The Clothesline Project shirts to be displayed at Kennedy, Kaynor Tech and WAMS high schools in October - Domestic Violence Awareness month - in partnership with Safe Haven. Other schools that would like to request a presentation of The Clothesline Project may contact Caryn Olcik at WYSS at 203-573-0264. A special thanks to the Perrin Family Foundation for funding this project.


Old Navy Camp

For the second year in a row a group or our youth attended "Camp Old Navy" at the Brass Mills Center. Camp Old Navy gave our youth the opportunity to experience what it is like to work in a retail store. The youth went through the interview process and learned about merchandising and stocking. They had a great time and at the end of the day they were treated to lunch and they each received a cool pair of flip flops!!

Kids In Action 2010

Kids In Action 2009

Kids In Action 2008