The Domestic Violence Crisis Center has received a $25,000 grant from the Fairfield County Community Foundation for its multiple services that help clients through their immediate crisis and beyond.

"Safety and crisis intervention is our first priority for clients, but we also have to help provide them with the tools they need to be independent and self-sufficient," said DVCC Executive Director Rachelle Kucera Mehra.

"To that end, our financial empowerment programs strive to give our clients a greater understanding of the detrimental effects of financial abuse, the ability to understand and manage their finances and credit histories and, in general, help them move forward toward economic self-sufficiency."

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The grant will help to support all of the DVCC's services.

The DVCC serves Stamford, Norwalk, Westport, Darien, New Canaan, Wilton and Weston.

For information call 203-588-9100 or visit

The Fairfield County Community Foundation promotes the growth of community and regional philanthropy to improve the quality of life throughout Fairfield County. Individuals, families, corporations and organizations can establish charitable funds and contribute to existing funds. The foundation also provides philanthropic advisory services and develops and leads initiatives to tackle critical community issues. It has awarded more than $135 million in grants to nonprofits in Fairfield County and beyond. For information, visit