32nd Annual Bowl-to-Benefit The Umbrella Center for Domestic Violence Services

Saturday, March 7th, 2020 at AMF Circle Lanes/ 525 Main St, East Haven, CT 06512/ 10:30AM-8PM

We're Bowling BACK-2-the-80s!

In 1988, we held our first Bowl-2-Benefit event. 32 years later, BHcare's Bowl-2-Benefit the UCDVS is the largest event of its kind in the area! Year after year, we continue to raise awareness and funds for domestic violence services.

And in 2020, we Bowl BACK-2-the-80s! That means we're bowling to only the best 80s tunes and ballads, and encourage you to come dressed in your awesomely 80s attire.

In 2019, there were 14 domestic violence confirmed homicides last year in Connecticut.

Each year, nearly 40,000 victims seek help in CT. Your participation allows The Umbrella Center to provide a 24/7 crisis hotline, walk-in centers, safe shelters, court support, education, counseling and so much more. Last year, the UCDVS helped nearly 7,700 victims of domestic violence find support and live safely.

Join more than 1,200 community members to show your support for victims of domestic violence and their children.

Saturday, March 7, 2020


Choose from one of our 5 sessions!

Check out the details at the Event Information tab!





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Our 2020 Sponsors! Thank you for your support!

The Statistics Are Staggering

  • Approximately 1 in 4 women (23.2%) and 1 in 7 men (13.9%) have experienced severe physical violence by an intimate partner in their lifetime.
  • Approximately 1 in 10 women (9.7%) and 1 in 43 men (2.3%) have experienced stalking by an intimate partner in their lifetime.
  • Approximately 1 in 6 women (16.4%) and 1 in 14 men (7%) have experienced contact sexual violence* by an intimate partner in their lifetime.
  • Approximately 1 in 2 women (47.1%) and 1 in 2 men (47.3%) have experienced psychological aggression by an intimate partner in their lifetime.
  • Approximately 1 in 3 women (39.7%) and 1 in 2 men (41.1%) have experienced coercive control by an intimate partner in their lifetime.

Smith, S.G., et al. 2017. "The National Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence Survey: 2010 – 2012 State Report." National Center for Injury Prevention and Control, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. P. 117-118. Downloaded December 27, 2017 from https://www.cdc.gov/violenceprevention/pdf/NISVS-StateReportBook.pdf

We need Sponsors, Volunteers and Raffle Prizes!

Become an Event Sponsor! Check out our sponsorship levels here.

As a sponsor, you’ll receive promotional exposure to over 1,500 area residents, demonstrate your support for domestic violence services, and join with others to raise critical funds and awareness for the Umbrella Center.

Interested in volunteering at the event or donating a raffle prize? Contact us at development@bhcare.org.

We need folks to work at the raffle and registration tables, help direct bowlers, set-up and clean up!