Where to Find Help
UPDATED December 18, 2010
WomensLaw regrets that these resources have not been updated recently. However, please note that the legal content on the Know the Laws section is updated annually and the rest of the website is also updated regularly.
Included in this list are programs that can offer help/referrals to victims of abuse throughout the state. (If you find inaccurate contact information, please let us know at WomensLaw@nnedv.org.)
Connecticut Coalition Against Domestic Violence
90 Pitkin Street
East Hartford, CT 06108
Phone: 860 282-7899
Connecticut Women's Education and Legal Fund
One Hartford Square West, Suite 1-301
Hartford, CT 06106
Phone: (860) 524- 0601/ (800) 479- 2949 Information/Referral
Phone: (860) 247 6090
Fax: (860) 524-0705
CWEALF provides information on family-related legal issues and may be able to refer those meeting certain income guidelines to an attorney willing to provide services for reduced or sliding scale fees. Legal information and referrals can be accessed by calling in, Monday - Friday, or through their Information & Referral Service Online.
Infoline - United Way of Connecticut
1344 Silas Deane Highway
Rocky Hill, CT 06067-1350
Phone: (800) 203-1234
Phone: (860) 571-7525 (Office)
Infoline is a Statewide Information, Referral, and Crisis Intervention Service. Callers can get help 24 hours a day. The professional caseworkers answering the phone can give up-to-date information about agencies and programs, make referrals, and intervene in crises, including suicide prevention.
Statewide Legal Services
Phone: (800) 453-3320 (Statewide)
Phone: (860) 344-0380 (from Middletown and Hartford)
Helping low-income callers with non-criminal legal problems in Connecticut, including family, employment, public benefits, housing, and consumer problems such as bankruptcy. The program’s website offers self-help legal information about many of these issues. May be able to provide referrals to legal aid or Pro Bono attorneys. The hotline is open from 9 AM to 3 PM Monday through Friday.
Statewide Toll Free Hotline
This is a confidential domestic violence hotline that connects callers to Certified Battered Women’s Counselors who can help with safety planning, crisis intervention, counseling, information, referrals, and/or shelter services.
Susan B. Anthony Project
179 Water Street
Torrington, CT 06790-0846
Hotline: (888) 774-2900 (24 hours) and (888) 568-8332 (Espanol)
Phone: (860) 489-3798
Fax: (860) 482- 6268
Office Hours: 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM, Monday- Friday. Providing one-on-one support counseling, emergency shelter, a transitional living program, help with restraining orders, weekly support groups, legal advocacy, medical advocacy, and referrals. For survivors of sexual assault, they offer information, hospital exam support, advocacy at the police station and courthouse, help with victim compensation and restraining orders, emergency shelter, one-on-one support counseling, support groups, and referrals.
The Women's Center; Violence Against Women Prevention Program (VAWPP)
4th Floor Student Union
2110 Hillside Road, Unit 3118
Storrs, CT 06269-3118
Phone: (860) 486-4738
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