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Grand Opening of the Linda & Vince McMahon Center

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Norwalk, CT | Added on September 29, 2014 At 01:46 PM

Cheers, smiles and messages of thanks filled the halls of the Linda & Vince McMahon Center for Women and Children during its grand opening Monday.

"When I see these young women, some pregnant, some with small babies and I look at these small babies, it is very important to me that we help them. These are women who are struggling. They are trying hard. To give them an opportunity is really special," said Linda McMahon.

Lidia Abrom is one of the mothers at the Center for Women and Children. "This gives us a chance to be by ourselves and work on ourselves" she says.

The Center is the new location of Liberation Programs' Families in Recovery Program

"Any women who are pregnant or have children up to the age of ten who are dealing with substance abuse issues come to us and we help them to really get back on the right track and restore their lives and create a lifelong recovery," said Maggie Young, Director of Residential Services for Liberation Programs.

"When I found this place I cried. I cried for three days. I cried because they care. It was the biggest opportunity for me to have a fresh start with my child and my recovery. It is amazing. I feel so much at home here," said Abrom.

"It makes me feel really good that people care so much; to take their time out and help us girls with a second chance," said Amanda Cyr, while holding her 7 week old son after the ribbon cutting.

A $500,000 grant from the Vince & Linda McMahon Family Foundation allowed the program to move from a limited space in Stamford to the lower level of Gini's House in Norwalk.

"My hope is that the Center continues to do what it is doing. Giving hope, providing support, giving guidance and counseling and helping these young women now be successful. When you can help one person and one child move out of the environment which can drag them down forever, you've really accomplished a lot,"said McMahon.

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