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Where to Find Help

UPDATED December 18, 2010

Local Programs

Connecticut

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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.

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Ansonia

The Umbrella Project
435 East Main St.
Ansonia, CT 6401
Hotline: (203) 736-9944
Phone: (203) 736-2601
Web: http://www.bghealth.org/umbrella_domestic_violence_services.htm
Email: umbrella@bghealth.org
This program offers a 24-hour crisis hotline, support groups, emergency shelter, and advocacy for survivors of domestic violence. Serving Fairfield and New Haven counties.

Bridgeport

Center for Women and Families
753 Fairfield Ave.
Bridgeport, CT 06604
Hotline: Rape Crisis Hotline: (203) 333-2233
Phone: Domestic Violence Local Hotline: (203) 384-9559
Phone: Domestic Violence CT Hotline: 1 (888) 774-2900

The Center for Women and Families of Eastern Fairfield County, Inc.
753 Fairfield Ave.
Bridgeport, CT 06604
Hotline: (888) 774-2900
Phone: 203-334-6154
Fax: 203-579-8882
Web: http://www.cwfefc.org/
Services include counseling, emergency shelter, court advocacy and case management. Serving Bridgeport, Fairfield, Easton, Stratford, Trumbull, and Monroe.

Columbia

Domestic Violence Program United Services, Inc.
233 Route 6
Columbia, CT 6237
Hotline: (860) 456-9476
Phone: (860) 228-4480
Web: http://www.unitedservicesct.org/contact-frames.htm

Danbury

Women's Center of Greater Danbury
2 West Street
Danbury, CT 06810
Hotline: (203) 731- 5206 (Domestic Violence)
Phone: (203) 731-5204 (Sexual Assault)
Phone: (203) 731-5200
Fax: 203-731-5207
Web: http://www.wcogd.org
Email: Womens.Cntr@snet.net
24-hour hotlines for victims of domestic violence and sexual assault, providing crisis counseling as well as on-site response at area hospitals and police departments. Also provides counseling and support to assist victims in developing and implementing safety plans, defusing the immediate crisis and ensuring that immediate health and safety needs are met. Shelter services also provided.

Dayville

Domestic Violence Program United Services, Inc
1007 North Main Street
PO Box 839
Dayville, CT 06241
Hotline: (860) 774-8648 and (860) 456-9476
Phone: (860) 774-2020
Web: http://www.unitedservicesct.org/services/prevention_dvp.asp

East Hartford

Connecticut Sexual Assault Crisis Services
96 Pitkin Street
East Hartford, CT 06108
Hotline: 888-999-5545 or 888-568-8332 for Spanish
Phone: (860) 282-9881
Web: http://www.connsacs.org
Email: info@connsacs.org

Enfield

Network Against Domestic Abuse
of North Central Connecticut
139 Hazard Avenue, Building #3
Enfield, CT 06082
Hotline: (860) 763-4542 (24 Hour Confidential Hotline)
Phone: (860) 763-7430
Fax: (860) 763- 7436
Web: http://www.networkagainstdomesticabuse.org/
Crisis line for assistance including information, referrals, crisis intervention, counseling, and requests for shelter. They also maintain an emergency shelter for women and children involved in a domestic violence crisis for up to 60 days of stay.

Greenwich

Domestic Abuse Services - Greenwich YWCA
259 E. Putnam Ave.
Greenwich, CT 06830
Phone: (203) 869-6501 ext. 174
Web: http://www.ywca.org/site/pp.asp?c=cgKKLVOxElH&b=409101
Email: greenwich@ywconnect.org
Offering free, bilingual, confidential services for victims of domestic violence, including a 24-hour hotline, crisis intervention, safety planning, emergency shelter at an undisclosed location and help identifying alternative long-term options or long-term shelter placements. They also offer adult and child individual and group counseling.

Hartford

Interval House
P.O. Box 340207
Hartford, CT 06134-0207
Hotline: (888) 774-2900
Web: http://www.intervalhousect.org
Email: info@intervalhousect.org
Serving: Manchester, Simsbury, and Hartford. Offers help with finding emergency shelter, counseling, and court advocacy

Sexual Assault Crisis Services Hartford YWCA
60 Gillett Street
Suite 401
Hartford, CT 06105
Phone: 860-241-9217
Fax: 860-547-0775


Meriden

Women & Families Center
169 Colony St
Meriden, CT 06451
Hotline: (888) 999-5545 (English) and (888) 568-8332 (En Espanol)
Phone: 203-235-9297
Fax: 203-237-7571
Web: http://www.womenfamilies.org/
Drop-in Hours: Tuesday through Friday 3PM to 10 PM. Providing accompaniment and advocacy in the medical, police, and legal systems. They also offer Spanish-speaking and sign-language counselors and interpreters.

Middletown

New Horizons
Community Health Center
635 Main Street
Middletown, CT 06457
Phone: 860–344–9599

Women & Families Center
100 Riverview Center
Suite 274
Middletown, CT 06457
Hotline: (888) 999-5545 (English) and (888) 568-8332 (En Espanol)
Phone: (860) 344-1474
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, male and sign-language counselors and interpreters.

Milford

Rape and Crisis Center of Milford
70 West River Street
Milford, CT 06460
Hotline: 203-878-1212
Phone: (203) 874-8712
Fax: (203) 878-6450

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.

Norwalk

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

Norwich

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

Sharon

Women's Support Services
158 Gay Street
PO BOX 341
Sharon, CT 06069-0341
Hotline: (860) 364-1900
Phone: (860) 364-1080
Web: http://www.wssdv.org/
Email: wssdv@snet.net
Services include a 24-hour crisis hotline, emergency shelter, individual support counseling for adults and youth, legal advocacy, medical advocacy, social service advocacy, and support groups.

Southbury

Safe Haven
88 Main St. South Suite 203 B
Southbury, CT 06488
Hotline: (203) 575-0036 Domestic Violence Hotline
Phone: 203- 753- 3613 Sexual Assault Hotline
Phone: (203) 262-8700
Web: http://www.safehavengw.org

Stamford

Domestic Violence Crisis Center
777 Summer Street, Suite 400
Stamford, CT 06901-1022
Hotline: (888) 774-2900 (24 hours)
Phone: (203) 588-9100
Web: http://www.dvccct.org
Providing a 24-hour hotline, safe houses, court and legal services, counseling services, children’s services, medical advocacy, multi-lingual services, and adult trainings and workshops.

Sexual Assault Crisis and Education Center, Inc.
700 Canal Street
Suite 22B
Stamford, CT 06902
Hotline: (888) 329-2929 (local English), (888) 568-8332 (toll-free English), (888) 568-8332 (statewide Spanish)
Phone: (203) 348-9346
Fax: 203-324-2321
Web: http://www.thecenter-ct.org
Email: info@thecenter-ct.org
Services in English and Spanish, including hotline, support groups, advocacy and referrals.

Waterbury

Safe Haven of Greater Waterbury
29 Central Ave
Po BOX 1503
Waterbury, CT 06721-1503
Hotline: (203) 753-0036 and Sexual Assault (203) 753-3613
Phone: (203) 595-0388
Web: http://www.safehavengw.org
Safe Haven provides emergency shelter and free comprehensive support services for victims and survivors of domestic violence and/or sexual assault.

Safe Haven Waterbury Office
29 Central Avenue
Waterbury, CT 06702
Hotline: Domestic violence hotline: 203-575-0036
Phone: (203) 575- 0388
Phone: Sexual Assault hotline: 203- 753- 3613
Safe Haven provides emergency shelter and free comprehensive support services for victims and survivors of domestic violence and/or sexual assault.

Women's Emergency Shelter
(Serving greater Waterbury and Lower Fairfield County)
29 Central Ave
Waterbury, CT 06702
Phone: 203-753-3613

Wauregan

Domestic Violence Program
PO Box 378
303 Putnam Road
Wauregan, CT 06387
Hotline: (860) 456-9476 and (860) 774-8648
Phone: (860) 564-6100
Web: http://www.unitedservicesct.org/services/prevention_dvp.asp
Provides bilingual services including safety planning, court advocacy, emergency shelter, referral, transitional living programs, and counseling. Confidential hotlines are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Willimantic

Domestic Violence Program United Services, Inc
132 Mansfield Ave.
Willimantic, CT 06226
Hotline: (860) 456-9476 and (860) 774-8648
Phone: (860) 456-2261
Web: http://www.unitedservicesct.org/services/prevention_dvp.asp
Provides bilingual services including safety planning, court advocacy, emergency shelter, referral, transitional living programs, and counseling. Confidential hotlines are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Northeastern Connecticut Sexual Assault Crisis Service
PO Box 24
Willimantic, CT 06226
Hotline: (860) 456-3595
Phone: (860) 456-2789

Sexual Assault Crisis Center of Eastern CT
90 South Park Street
Willimantic, CT 06226
Hotline: 888- 999- 5545
Phone: 860-456-3595
Web: http://saccec.org/
Serving New London and Windham counties. Services include crisis intervention, advocacy, counseling, and support groups.

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