The Umbrella Center for Domestic Violence Services (UCDVS) provides services to victims of domestic violence. Services include: a 24-hour hotline, walk-in crisis services (counseling, advocacy and information, filing of temporary restraining orders, referral, and safety planning, and sheltering.), emergency safe house (individual and group counseling, advocacy, law enforcement-based victim assistance, children’s counseling programs, safety education and planning, and emergency advocacy.), court based advocacy, transitional housing, support groups, legal advocacy, teen program, and community education. Umbrella Center for Domestic Violence Services serves Ansonia, Beacon Falls, Bethany, Branford, Derby, East Haven, Guilford, Hamden, Madison, Milford, New Haven, North Branford, North Haven, Orange, Oxford, Seymour, Shelton, West Haven, and Woodbridge.
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. (Have a suggestion or correction? Contact us!)
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.