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Where to Find Help

UPDATED December 18, 2010

Local Programs


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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 shelters and local programs that provide support, counseling, safety planning, and other services to victims of abuse. If you cannot get help from the organization nearest you, you might want to try calling one in a neighboring county. (If you find inaccurate contact information, please let us know at WomensLaw@nnedv.org.)

Please note that we list the organizations by the town or city where the office is located – however, many offices serve multiple towns or cities.  You can click the “View All” to look through the complete list of organizations. If you are looking for an attorney to represent you in court or to give you legal advice about your situation, go to our Finding a Lawyer page instead.


New Britain

New Britain YWCA Sexual Assault Crisis Service
22 Glen Street
PO BOX 2545
New Britain, CT 06050
Hotline: (860) 223-1787 (New Britain) and (860) 547-1022 (Hartford)
Fax: (860) 225-7443
Web: http://www.ywcanewbritain.org/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=28&Itemid=43

Prudence Crandall Center for Women
P.O. Box 895
New Britain, CT 06050
Hotline: (860) 225-6357 (24 hours)
Phone: (860) 225-5187
Web: http://www.prudencecrandall.org
Providing support, information, advocacy, and emergency shelter for women and children who are victims of domestic violence. Services are available in English, Spanish, and Polish.

New Haven

Domestic Violence Services of Greater New Haven, Inc.
PO Box 1329
New Haven, CT 06505
Hotline: (203) 789- 8104
Phone: (203) 865- 1957
Web: http://www.dvsgnh.org/
Email: endabuse@dvsgnh.org
This group offers a bilingual 24/7 hotline for information and referrals, emergency shelter placement of a maximum 60-day stay for women and minor children affected by abuse, childrens program, transitional housing for qualified shelter residents, and victim advocacy in the criminal justice system.

Greater New Haven Sexual Assault Crisis Service
911 State Street
New Haven, CT 06851
Hotline: (203) 624-2273

Women & Families Center
1440 Whalley Avenue
New Haven, CT 06511
Hotline: (888) 999-5545 (English) and (888) 568-8332 (En Espanol)
Phone: (203) 389-5010
Web: http://www.womenfamilies.org/
Serving Meriden, Middletown, and New Haven. Providing accompaniment and advocacy in the medical, police, and legal systems. They also offer Spanish-speaking and/or sign-language counselors and interpreters.

New London

Sexual Assault Crisis Center of Eastern CT
165 State Street (Harris Place)
4th floor
New London, CT 06320
Hotline: 888- 999- 5545
Phone: 860-442-0604
Web: http://saccec.org/
Providing services to victims of sexual abuse, sexual assault and incest, and their friends and family members. All information shared is confidential. Services include crisis intervention, advocacy, counseling, and support groups. Free for residents of New London and Windham counties.

Women's Center of Southeastern Connecticut
16 Jay St.
New London, CT 06320
Hotline: (860) 701-6000 Domestic Violence and (860) 701-6001 Sexual Assault
Phone: Victim Advocates: (860) 443-3959 (New London) and (860) 889-2271 (Norwich)
Phone: (860) 447-0366 (Office)
Web: http://www.womenscenterofsect.org
Providing crisis intervention and support for survivors of domestic violence and/or sexual assault. They help women and children with emergency housing and transitional housing. All services are offered in English and Spanish.


Domestic Violence Crisis Center
5 Eversley Avenue, Suite 303
Norwalk, CT 06851
Hotline: (888) 774-2900
Web: http://www.dvccct.org


Women's Center of Southeastern Connecticut, Inc.
225 Main Street
Norwich, CT 06360
Hotline: (860) 886-4370
Phone: (860) 886-4376

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