A community can make a difference …YOU did!
During the past 25 years more than 35,000 people have come to SBAP asking for help.
We have been there for them because of you.
25 Years of Rebuilding Lives: highlights….
- A group of concerned local citizens hold first organizational meetings and identify the need for crisis services for battered women
- 1983. Susan B. Anthony Project is incorporated. Agency employs one part-time organizer.
- 1984. Sexual Assault Crisis Services are added and Susan B. Anthony Project becomes a member of the Connecticut Sexual Assault Crisis Services.
- 1985. Susan B. Anthony Project opens its shelter.
- 1987. STRIVE (Seeking to Realize Independent Values and Esteem) program added to provide support services to women in transition.
- 1989. Susan B. Anthony Project secures State of Connecticut funding to purchase a 4-family house and create Susan B. Anthony Project’s Sojourner Truth Transitional Living Program.
- 1993. Susan B. Anthony Project purchases property at 434 Prospect Street for office and counseling center.
- 1994. Polly’s Dream thrift shop (named for the dream of Polly Doremus) opens.
- 1999. Susan B. Anthony Project Board completes a 5-year strategic plan which identifies the need for improved facilities and financial independence as top priorities.
- 2003. Susan B. Anthony Project receives federal funding to support outreach into rural northwestern Connecticut and form the Community Partnership Team and coordinated community response to domestic violence.
- 2003. Initiation of Rebuilding Lives Capital Campaign. Goal $2,500,000.
- 2005. Susan B. Anthony Project secures $275,000 Kresge Foundation Challenge Grant.
- 2006. Susan B. Anthony Project exceeds campaign goal, raising $2,780,000. Moves into new Counseling and Advocacy Center.
- 2007. Susan B. Anthony Project receives federal grant to expand Transitional Living Program for survivors of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault and stalking.