Domestic Violence Awareness Month 2021

October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month. During this month, people across the country participate in activities and events to honor victims, celebrate survivors and raise awareness as we work towards the goal of ending intimate partner violence.

New Horizons has several activities planned for #DVAM2021. Follow along with us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram @NewHorizonsDV.

Walk to End the Silence

Registration for the 2021 Walk to End the Silence is NOW OPEN! Click here to register.

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Each year we walk to honor our neighbors and raise awareness of those affected by intimate partner violence. Due to COVID-19, we have again opted to move to a mostly-virtual event – but this year we have designated a special Walk to End the Silence walking paths for you to walk on your own or with close family and/or friends.

The path is clearly marked with New Horizons and Walk to End the Silence signage.

In Middletown

The Middletown path begins and ends at 169 Cross Street near the Middletown Fire Department (Station 2).

Can’t make it to Middletown? No problem! Support victims and survivors of intimate partner violence by registering and taking a walk on your favorite local walking path.

How to Pledge Your Support

Support us virtually by walking with your family and friends and sharing your photos or videos with us throughout the month of October using #WTES2021. Be sure to tag @NewHorizonsDV on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram!  Submit the $20 registration fee yourself (click the Donate button) OR encourage your network to pledge your walk by becoming a fundraiser.

Complete your registration online and receive a free New Horizons bandana! Email [email protected] with your mailing address and “WTES 2021” in the subject line so we can mail you your bandana(s).

Your pledge will help support the many services offered by New Horizons including:

  • Emergency shelter
  • Food and basic necessities
  • Court advocacy and support
  • Individual and group therapy and counseling
  • Community education
  • And more

Thank You To Our Sponsors!


Stronger Together: A Panel on the Collaborative Response to End Intimate Partner Violence

Oct. 6 at 6:30PM


Staff from New Horizons and local organizations will discuss how they work together to address intimate partner violence in our community. The panel will include brief introductions, a collaborative case review, and a Q&A.



  • Daniel Drew, Former Mayor of Middletown
  • Captain Jeff DePerry, Old Saybrook Police Department
  • Felicity Eles, Meriden-Middlesex-Wallingford Coordinated Access Network Coordinator
  • Michael Gailor, Middlesex State’s Attorney
  • Alyssa Martin, Program Director, New Horizons Domestic Violence Services
  • Maureen Pickup, Behavioral Health Clinician, Community Health Center, Inc.