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Wednesday, February 3, via an exclusive link, self-care videos and live Zooms will be released for participants to enjoy. Begin by joining us virtually from the Fox Hill Inn by clicking "Watch Here" at 8am.


John Royce

Honoree Presentation
Pat Zachman, President & CEO
Joe's Salon + Spa
Klickers Hair Studio
"Service Above Self" Award

Guest Speakers
Women's Center Team Members
Rayna Havelock, Manager of Counseling & Advocacy
Carly Jacques, Child Counselor Advocate
"Because We Were There..."
Stories of the life-saving work done at the Women's Center

Eric Eggan, Board Chair

Self-Care Presentations SCHEDULE

(All videos will be available at any time after they are released until February 10.  Zooms must be attended at time of listing although the Cupixel App is available any time of day)


9am - Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) Tapping for Self-Care with Steph Dobbs

10am - LIVE ZOOM Creative Writing Master Class with Courtney Lauria

11am - Pilates Class with Sharon McSpedon of Pilates Barre

Noon - 10 Minute Self-Care Meditation with Mija Speakman

1pm - Quick & Easy Hairstyle Tips Anyone Can Do! with Klickers Hair Studio & 

          Healthy Winter Hair Care with Joe's Salon

2pm - LIVE ZOOM "Art with a Heart" Therapeutic Drawing via Cupixel App 

3pm - Flower Arranging with Alice's Flowers

4pm - 5 Minute Stretch at your Desk with Shannon Bancroft

5pm - Skin Care with cosmetologist Cynthia Burczek &

           Protect your Health: Immune Support during the Pandemic with Julie Connor of Healthy Weighs

6pm - Improv performance with Ridgefield Theatre Barn & Sherman Playhouse Casts

7pm - 7 Decluttering Methods that Actually Work! with Ashlynne Eaton

8pm - Sleep, Anxiety and Insomnia: How to Stop Worrying and Fall Asleep with Emma McAdam

9pm - 12 minute Yoga in Bed to Unwind with Candace


The Women's Center is proud to honor Joe's Salon + Spa and Klickers Hair Studio with the "Service Above Self" Award for their past and continuous support. 

The Women's Center's "Service Above Self "Award was established to recognize individuals and companies who demonstrate dedication and commitment to our mission and the services we provide throughout our 13-town region. It is, as the name of the award connotes, people and organizations who put service above themselves.


In the fall of 1982, Karen Ross took over a 200 sq ft barbershop on Bank St, downtown New Milford.  It was known as "Joe by the Show" as it was headed by barber Joe Indrisek and was adjacent to the movie theater. With a "good will" payment to Joe, Karen was the new owner of a barber shop. 

Karen kept the name "Joe's" to honor the man and his craft of 40+ years. She swapped out the chairs and started her business, Joe's Hair Salon. 

In 1988 Karen moved the Salon to a building that her husband had purchased, still on Bank St.  She had six employees at that time. 

Fast forward to 2021.  Karen is still he proud owner of Joe's with a staff of 26. Karen says she is forever grateful to her co-workers and clients who have supported her all these years.  "I would never have imagined that I would have my business as long or longer than Joe the barber." 

Klickers Hair Studio is located in Newtown, Connecticut and combines modern chic to the latest up-and-coming styles. Klickers offers a variety of hair and keratin treatments, as well as barbering and facial wax services.

In 1988, Toni Ribeiro joined Klickers and eventually became owner in 2007 with a vision to flourish the salon and as an individual, as well.

Klickers team of top stylists work together to create an enjoyable experience for each client that walks through our doors. And during these troubling times, our main priority is to keep our staff, clients and community safe. We are taking proper precautions and have always been confident that we are doing all we can while following every CDC guideline.

We are always looking to further educate ourselves on the latest trends in color, cuts and style for everyone. Your hair is your most important accessory! So, let us show you how to create salon-level results every time you do your hair.


"Because We Were There..."

Women's Center Team Members Rayna Havelock and Carly Jacques will discuss their life-saving work.


Rayna Havelock, Manager of Counseling and Advocacy

Rayna's passion for working with domestic violence and sexual assault victims began in 2010 when she served as a Women's Center direct service volunteer responding to crisis calls. She was hired in 2013 as a Campus Counselor, later assuming the leadership role of Director of Campus Counseling & Advocacy. During her time on campus, she worked closely with both students and staff at Western Connecticut State University by providing counseling, advocacy and prevention education. Prior to her time at the Women's Center, Rayna owned a kitchen and bath design business for 10 years before changing her career path to work with people impacted by trauma. Since then, she has also worked as mental health therapist at St. Vincents Hospital in the Partial Hospital Program. Rayna holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Syracuse University, a Masters of Science in Mental Health Counseling from Western Connecticut State University, and earned a National Counseling Certification. She is a certified domestic violence and sexual assault crisis counselor and is a licensed mental health counselor in the State of NY and the State of CT. She has been the Women's Center's Manager of Counseling and Advocacy since September 2019.


Carly Jacques, Child Counselor

Carly Jacques, LMSW, is a Child Counselor and Multidisciplinary Team (MDT) Liaison with the Women's Center. Carly earned her B.A. in Women and Gender Studies and Criminology, and holds a M.S.W. from Southern Connecticut State University. She is a Licensed Master of Social Work as well as a certified Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Crisis Counselor. Previously, Carly held the position of Manager of Residential Services for the Center where she worked closely with families who were impacted by trauma to help rebuild their lives. In addition, she assisted the Counseling and Prevention Education teams by providing individual counseling, assisting in educational programs, training and co-facilitating the Women's Center's youth support groups. Carly has additional experience in the social work field focusing in substance abuse, HIV, and legal issues.  Carly strives to create a warm and welcoming environment for the clients she serves to promote a safe space for healing and uses a person-centered and trauma-informed approach when working with clients. Carly has training in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) along with Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR). 




Lori Berisford & Elaine Cox


Robert Dillon

Fairfield County Bank

The Norwitt Family

John & Linda Royce


At Home Design

Kate Dayton

Courtney & Bob Elliot

Jesse Lee Memorial United Methodist Church

Joe's Salon + Spa

Felicia Paduano

Rotary Club of Ridgefield

Savings Bank of Danbury

Alexa & Gary Skalandunas

Union Savings Bank

Western Connecticut State University

Woman's Club of Danbury/New Fairfield






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