Bond Commission Approves Funding for New Domestic Violence Shelter

December 13, 2004

The State Bond Commission today approved $235,000 in funding for Meriden-Wallingford Chrysalis, Inc., which provides a variety of services to individuals who experiences domestic violence. Today’s funding will be used for the purchase of a new shelter for victims of domestic violence. State Senator Len Fasano, who represents Wallingford, was pleased to hear to the news.

“The state has an obligation to help care for and protect those who are the unfortunate victims of domestic violence. Meriden-Wallingford Chrysalis, Inc. for years has done everything possible to offer assistance to women and children, from shelter, food, and clothing to support and counseling services. Their admirable and tireless work is an asset to the Wallingford community and I am pleased that the state has awarded this funding.”

The new shelter is 2800 square feet and will replace the existing building, which is in need of extensive renovations. The mission of Meriden-Wallingford Domestic Violence Services is to offer safety and alternatives to violence to women and children, to validate their worth by promoting a philosophy which empowers women and children to take control of their lives by making their own choices and decisions without the fear of abuse.
Senator Fasano was elected to a second term representing Wallingford, North Haven, and East Haven this past November.