Join us for an enlightening, empowering evening about changing women’s lives!
With live music, positive energy and inspiring success stories, this event will inspire anyone on a journey of self-discovery, heightened self-esteem and healing to permanently break the cycle of violence in their lives and create a new future for themselves and their children.
The evening’s Special Guest will be actress Meredith Baxter, a Thriver Success Story! In her talk, Breaking Family Ties: Empowering Ourselves to Overcome Domestic Violence, Meredith offers her own inspiring story of courage, hope, self-acceptance and happiness.
While performing acclaimed roles on television including Family Ties and over fifty movies, Meredith has also faced domestic abuse, battled alcoholism and breast cancer, and started her own business while raising five children.
CT-ALIVE currently supports the Never Going Back to Abuse Project which builds on the life-saving work of the domestic violence shelters and sexual assault crisis center in this state. While the goal of those programs is to get the women safely out of abuse, this project helps women stabilize their lives emotionally, financially and socially so that they will not return to an abusive relationship in the future.
Susan is the award-winning originator and facilitator of My Avenging Angel Workshops™, which have helped hundreds of women take the journey of self-discovery and heightened self-awareness from victim to survivor to thriver. Susan’s workshops are currently sponsored by the Domestic Violence Prevention Program at Hartford Hospital and supported by CT-ALIVE’s Never Going Back to Abuse Project. Her recently published The Thriver Workbook sets forth the motivational guidance she has successfully used in her workshops dedicated to the memory of her 19-year-old niece Maggie, killed in 1999 by her ex-boyfriend. Susan now helps other victims reclaim their lives as Maggie could not.
Copies of The Thriver Workbook and Companion CD will be available at the event.
The event will be held at the Mandell Jewish Community Center (JCC) at 335 Bloomfield Ave, West Hartford, CT 06117. A reception, included in the price of admission, will be held from 5:30 to 6:45 p.m. and the program will begin promptly at 7 p.m. Program sponsorships are available and tickets on are sale at http://thriverspirit.eventbrite.com. Ticket prices for this fundraising event are $50 for general admissions with student/senior citizen tickets available.
For more information, contact Susan Omilian at 860-236-2401 or at
Sponsor the Thriver Tour (link to sponsorship on Eventbrite – Susan must set this up)