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YWCA Parent Awareness Mission & History

YWCA Parent Awareness is a family-focused program that has provided free support and education to parents and children for over 20 years with the goal of encouraging healthy, positive development of Darien youth and families.

At the request of the Darien United Way, the YWCA assumed the program in July 1998 from the volunteer-run Council on Drugs and Alcohol, which ran the program since the 1980s. The goal was to replace the narrower focus of preventing high-risk teen behavior with a broader focus on positive parenting families.

Parent Awareness Committee Members

July 1, 2020 - June 30, 2021

  • Anna Chekmareva, Royle Elementary School
  • Jennifer Clemow, Ox Ridge Elementary School
  • Melissa Davidson, Hindley Elementary School
  • Amanda Heins Crowe, Holmes Elementary School
  • Tara Levinson, PhD Member At Large
  • Janice Marzano, The Depot Youth Center
  • Katie Murphy, Private School Representative
  • Cindy Pages, Ox Ridge Elementary School
  • Byrne Pozzi, Tokeneke Elementary School
  • Elena Rathgeber, Middlesex Middle School
  • Alicia Sillars, The Darien Youth Commission
  • Amy Smith, Middlesex Middle School
  • Melissa Williams, Darien High School
  • VACANCY - Preschool Representative

Contact Us

Our Hours

  • Monday - Friday: 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
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