I happened to come across CONNECT through an event on teen dating violence. There I met the co-director Sally and she was such an amazing spirit upon first conversation.
The work CONNECT does for all types of people (including men) regarding issues of violence is truly remarkable.
One of the best aspects of CONNECT is that they do not keep to themselves. They reach out and make connections and relationships with other organizations to help foster this incredible work. And truly how can one be successful in this field without making connections with others.
When it comes to domestic violence, this organization is not only a pioneer, but a game changer.
As a Pastor in the South Bronx , I was seeking help for those in the community effected by domestic
violence , and not knowing much about Domestic Violence , I was invited to Connect by a friend of mine
from the interfaith org. .. I was amazed to find many helpful tools to share with community and to help myself grow , I would recommend Connect to anyone who want to be effective towards helping others
in domestic Violence and other issues , Excellent program ,,, Excellent people ,,,
Project Connect has helped me both professionaly and personaly . I was working as a foster Care Worker , who through the seminars given by Project Connect learned the effect that Domestic Violence has on the family .The knowledge I obtained helped me in my work with my clients . But little did I realized at the time that I had also witness Domestic Violence as a child . Project Connect helped me help a ex co worker , who was involved in a relationship that as an elder was being held hostage . Therefore I consider their work as having ramifications in the relationship between adults , straight or gay . adults or adolescents , to stop the culture of violence ,expressed in families as in the community as a whole ..
I became aware of this organization from a workshop they provided at my church addressing Domestic Violence in 2010. Sally MacNichols was so informative that it lead me to attend classes at Connect that addressed understanding domestic violence. The topic of domestic violence has become an important issue of my Pastor and has lead him to want to establish a ministry in our church to assist in informing our community. Connect has been working closely with us in providing training, guidance and information. In 2012 the Ministry "Judges 19" was established, with the help of Sally MacNichol and Quentin Walcott. They have met with group and provided valuable suggestions on what direction we should go. They have graciously agreed to assist us with any necessary training and information we need to be aware of, as well as direct us to various agencies that can assist us as well. Connect, Inc has a wonderful and knowledgeable staff that provides classes that deeply addresses the perils of domestic violence. It is a pleasure working with them.
I was contacted by Connect because I am an artist who does work with womens issues, but I didn't know much about domestic violence in particular, so I took one course at Connect to learn about it. I have never had a better, more interesting, more well conducted course than that which opened my eyes on women and my personal story so much, so after that I took 2 more training courses at Connect, and realized that this subject should be taught in schools all over. Each woman thinks it's just her, her personality and seeing the whole picture it really transforms you. Awareness opens one's eyes and mind (and heart) and we all need that so badly! Perhaps Connect should be called "Women Awareness Center" because it's much more than what it seems (domestic violence prevention center)! I love this center and they have so much to teach! I particularly admired the trainers: I have never see seminars conducted in such a marvelleus way! I am from Italy, excuse my spelling mistakes :)