A special thanks for the donation of artwork for the Front Cover:
“Celebration” by Rita Loyd © 2011 www.NurturingArt.com
The Putnam/No. Westchester Women’s Resource Center envisions a united community assertively intolerant of all violence; a community that is educated in the intricate ways that power can be abused; a community that values all of its members and respects their rights and their diversity; a community where individuals are safe in their homes, in their work places, and on our streets; a community where children are safe in their schools, in their homes, and among their peers; a community where children are respected, valued and provided the support needed to become productive, fulfilled adults.
We envision a community that protects, values and enables all its citizens, regardless of gender, to develop their own voice and to reach their full potential; a community that values both women and men equally for their self assurance, inner strength and self respect; a community where all resources are equally available to both women and men of all ages.
We envision a community where women and men are working side-by-side to reach these goals; a community where law enforcement and the legal system promote the achievement of these goals; a community where the resources to attain these goals are available and accessible to all.