CHH Child Abuse Investigation Team Hosts Fundraising Event at 99 Restaurant

Torrington, CT – The Child Abuse Investigation Team of Northwest Connecticut (CAIT NW), a program of The Charlotte Hungerford Hospital Center for Youth and Families, will be hosting a Dining for A Cause event at the Ninety-Nine Restaurant, 1 South Main Street in Torrington on Wednesday April 25th from 5-8 p.m.

Interested diners can download a voucher (PDF) by clicking here or the graphic to the right, then print and present it at the Ninety Nine Restaurant in Torrington along with your check, and the restaurant will donate 15% of your total to the organization.

Contact Bethany Ferreira at the Center for Youth & Families at 860-489-3391 with questions.

The event is being held to raise awareness about child abuse prevention as well as to raise additional funding for CAIT NW activities. Funding will help to continue community awareness projects and education. The event is part of the Pinwheels for Prevention Campaign that is held throughout the month of April. The concept of “pinwheels”, which represent the carefree nature of children, was created in Ohio to help bring attention to child abuse and neglect and remind people of the collective responsibility everyone shares to ensuring their safety.

The Child Abuse Investigation Team of Northwest Connecticut is a multi-disciplinary team that coordinates the work of the agencies involved in child abuse case investigation throughout Northwest Connecticut. 

Formed in 1997, the team includes representatives from the state and local police departments, CT Department of Children and Families, CHH Center for Youth & Families, Northwest Center for Family Service & Mental Health, CT Office of Victim Services, CT State’s Attorney’s Office, CT Juvenile Court, Susan B. Anthony Project, and mental health professionals. 

The team meets regularly to discuss child abuse cases that occur in Northwest Connecticut. The team identifies system needs and works cooperatively to improve the investigation and prosecution of cases with the goal of improving protection of child victims from further abuse and trauma.

The team is housed by the Charlotte Hungerford Hospitals Center for Youth and Families Child Advocacy Center in Torrington. The Child Advocacy Center (CAC) offers mental health supports to children and families who are healing from abuse. Trauma focused counseling is offered to children and their non-offending parents to help families heal as a whole. Support and educational groups are offered to parents who may be struggling in the healing process. It is the goal of the CAC to move children and their families from victim to survivor.

Customers need to present a dining for a cause voucher that can be picked up at the Center for Youth and Families on East Main Street in Torrington.

The Child Abuse Investigation Team of Northwest Connecticut is one of several program and services offered at the CHH for Youth and Families Child Advocacy Center.  Other services offered include SAFE assessments for children, Connections support for children with autism, Nuestra Comunidad counseling in Spanish, Charlotte’s Place victim services program, Bridges Extended Day Treatment Facility after school program, Foster Care Clinic, and outpatient mental health services for children up to age 18 years and their families.  The Charlotte Hungerford Hospital is a 109 bed, general acute care hospital located in Torrington, Connecticut, serving 100,000 residents of northwest Connecticut in 15 towns. Visit http://www.charlottehungerford.org.

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