The has a new resident.
The Center for Women and Families will see Trumbull-area clients in the center, located in . A ribbon-cutting ceremony was held recently.
"It's a comfortable place for them," said Jen Brown, coordinator for advocacy and crisis services. The counseling center is in a house, making it more comfortable for clients.
The goal is to give clients a "warm and welcoming place," Brown added.
The Center for Women and Families also has offices in the Fairfield Senior Center and Monroe Town Hall. The center serves clients from Bridgeport, Easton, Fairfield, Monroe and Stratford, in addition to Trumbull.
"We're doing a lot in Trumbull," said President and Chief Executive Officer: Debra Greenwood. "We're excited because it's a great collaboration."
The CWF will use the space from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Wednesdays and Thursdays, and for emergencies.
Volunteers for the center, CWF officials, Trumbull Police and First Selectman Tim Herbst attended the ribbon cutting ceremony.
Trumbull Police Det. Kevin Hammel, who investigates youth issues, serves on a multi-disciplinary team with CWF officials. He said the location is more convenient.
"I think a lot of people don't have the means to get to Bridgeport. They're nervous about going into the city," he said. "It's secluded. It's a quiet area. I think people might be more comfortable coming to this location."
Before cutting the ribbon, Greenwood thanked town officials.
"Thank you so much. It's great to be here in Trumbull. We're living in a house, so what's better than that?" she said.
Herbst said Trumbull is making a regional commitment to combatting domestic violence. "It is a regional problem. It's a state problem. It happens here," Herbst said. "We are committed to working with you."