February is Teen Domestic Violence Awareness Month.
Stop by Joey B’s on February 2, between from 3 – 8:00 pm and help support the GHS YNet Club. On Feb. 2 at Joey B’s 20% percent of sales and all tips will go to support the club.
“We will also be taking donations,” said Joey B’s owner Dom Delfino. “Donations can be dropped off at Joey B’s anytime.”
YNet is a Greenwich High School Club, run through the YWCA. The club’s mission is to end teen dating violence and promote healthy relationships.
Though it is often times thought that domestic abuse would be considered a rarity in a town such as Greenwich, according to Lt. Gray at Greenwich Police Dept., in 2015 there were 263 reported incidents of domestic violence in Greenwich – up from 191 in 2011.
At a recent presentation by the YWCA’s Adrianne Singer and Meredith Gold, Mrs. Singer said domestic violence is the most under reported crime in the country, and the Greenwich YWCA receives between 16 to 21 calls daily on their 24/7 hotline.
The GHS YNet Club, run through the auspices of the YWCA, has grown in numbers so rapidly that last year they had to implement an application process.
“Teen dating violence and gender issues are so important, not just in high school, but on college campuses. All around, this issue is heating up. People are definitely interested in the topic more than ever.” – Isabelle Madoff, YNet, GHS ’15
Read our interview with YNet club members in its entirety: