Middletown, Conn. (November 20, 2019) – Community Health Center, Inc. (CHC) is pleased to announce that Xiomara Campos, an adult advocate with CHC’s New Horizons program, was named an honoree at theConnecticut Coalition Against Domestic Violence’s First 100 Plus event for her years of advocacy and work on behalf of domestic violence victims. Xiomara has served as an adult advocate for women and families for 21 years at New Horizons, a 24-hour hour shelter based in Middlesex County, providing support services to victims of domestic violence as well as community education and victim advocacy in the courts.
The First 100 Plus Class is comprised of individuals who have demonstrated leadership and commitment to improving the lives of domestic violence survivors in Connecticut. Xiomara has been an integral part of New Horizons since joining in 1988. Her work in advocacy and individual counseling has empowered countless women and families and has become a crucial part of what has kept New Horizons running for 40 years.
“My time at New Horizons has been wonderful and I understand it is hard work, but, I am amazed by the resilience that our clients do have and their strengths even though they don’t always see it,” Xiomara said. “It was such a great feeling to be recognized and what an honor to be recognized amongst those other names.”
“Everyone at CHC and New Horizons is so proud of Xiomara for being recognized as a “First 100 Plus” leader working to improve the lives of domestic violence survivors and their families. She has made an enormous contribution to New Horizons and to CHC over many years, and contributed to a safer, better life for countless women and their children,” said Margaret Flinter, Senior Vice President and Clinical Director of CHC.
“Xiomara is an invaluable member of our New Horizons team,” commented Denetra McBride, Program Director of New Horizons. “She is willing to go above and beyond for the clients she serves each day by implementing victim-defined advocacy. This honor is well deserved. I am very thankful to work with someone who has made such an impact on domestic violence survivors.”