Men Make A Difference, Men Against Domestic Violence ™


  90% of abusers are men...not all men are abusers


We celebrated WFSB's Dennis House's 50th Birthday at Hartford City Hall on February 27th with friends, family and fellow supporters of Interval House.   Dennis is a founding member of Men Make A Difference, Men Against Domestic Violence™.  

Pictured below with fellow members of the men's group are Joe Zone, Nick Caito (behind the lens) and Bill McGurk.


Interval House 5th Annual Celebrity Half Time Game at CCSU v Sacred Heart University, Saturday February 15th, 1 p.m. Detrick Gym

Members of our men's initiative came out for a great time and to show support.


Rotarian Prasad Menon joins his fellow members of the Men Make a Difference, Men Against Domestic Violence™  as he presents Cecile Enrico with a special key plaque commemorating the renovations project at the Interval House shelter funded by Rotary clubs from Simsbury, Granby and from others around the world.


Co-founded in the fall of 2009 with then Attorney General Richard Blumenthal, this vibrant group has a mission of working to bring awareness to the community about the services provided by Interval House.  More than 20 prominent men actively work with us and with Senator Blumenthal to help break the insidious cycle.  This is done by speaking out, helping with fund raising, and using their time, talents and influence.  The men in this initiative work to educate, especially young men and boys, about domestic violence issues and healthy relationships.


A “Celebrity Half Time Basketball Game” is held annually at CCSU during the Blue Devil’s regular season; and when deserving, one of the men in this group is honored at our Breakfast With Champions. Throughout the year these men are visible in the community on our behalf.


2009 - present co-chairs of the initiative; Senator Richard Blumenthal and Interval House Development Director, Rosemary Padin.


Founding members include, Rich Graziano, CT1 Media; Joe Zone, WFSB Sports; Howard Dickenman, CCSU Head Coach Men’s Basketball; Eric Daniels, Robinson & Cole; Bill McGurk, retired Rockville Bank; Brad Drazen, NBC CT; Jason Rojas, Trinity College; Winston Johnston, Hartford Public Schools, Col. William Adams, USArmy, CTNGR; Chief Marc Montminy, Manchester Police Department.

For more information on Men Make A Difference, Men Against Domestic Violence™ contact

Rosemary Padin at 860-246-9149 ext. 338 or 860-645-4034 ext. 301