Palomba to address women's club

The New Preston Women's Club will hold its next meeting Oct. 17 at 7 p.m.

The meeting, which is open to the public, will feature guest speaker Donna Palomba of the Jane-Doe-No-More Foundation, Inc., a national 501(c)(3) organization.

The nonprofit was born out of Palomba's experience as a victim of sexual assault and is dedicated to improving the way society responds to victims of sexual assaults; the way sexual assault crimes are investigated; and the mistreatment by the system put in place to "protect and serve" the innocent.

The foundation promotes safety, healing and growth for all survivors of sexual abuse.

The program with Palomba will follow a short meeting at the woman's club on Church Street.

Donations will be accepted, and will benefit the foundation.

at the community house at 27 Church St.