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Connecticut Sexual Assault Crisis Services, Inc. (CONNSACS) is a statewide coalition of individual sexual assault crisis programs. CONNSACS’ mission is to end sexual violence and ensure high quality, comprehensive and culturally competent sexual assault survivor services. CONNSACS works to send sexual violence through victim assistance, community education, and public policy advocacy.

Service area: Connecticut
Work with: Rape crisis centers, sexual assault survivors and their loved ones, and community members
Service for survivors during incarceration include: Referrals to the nearest sexual assault center via the 24-hour statewide hotline or by mail and a listing of member rape crisis centers throughout Connecticut on the CONNSACS’ website.
Services for survivors after release include: All of the above.
Services for loved ones include: All of the above.
Fees: Free Additional
Information: No crisis intervention or counseling services are available.

address

96 Pitkin Street
East Hartford, CT 06108

office/TTY

(860) 282-9881

office hours: Monday-Friday 9am-5pm EST
24-hour toll-free statewide hotline

(888) 999-5545

24 horas Línea de Ayuda Gratuita En Español

(888) 568-8332

Accept Collect Calls: No
website

www.connsacs.org

 

The Hartford Gay and Lesbian Health collective (HGLHC) provides medical services, support groups, mental health services, and health education. HGLHC programs are tailored to the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) communities, but serve clients of all genders and gender identities, sexual orientations, ages, and ethnicities.

Service area: Primarily Hartford, Middlesex, and Tolland Counties, but will serve any client
Work with: Anyone, but specialize in services for the LGBT community
Services available to survivors during incarceration include: Information, referrals, and support to LGBT-friendly support services through the mail and by phone.
Services available to survivors after release include: STD testing, diagnosis, and treatment; Hepatitis A and B screening and immunization; other medical services, including breast and pelvic exams and a dental clinic; HIV counseling and testing; support groups for men, women, youth, and transgender people; general medical information and referrals; and advocacy services.
Fees: Vary. HGLHC requests $20 for HIV testing and counseling and $20 for STD testing and counseling, but no one is turned away due to a lack of funds. Information, support groups, and referrals are free.

address

P.O. Box 2094
Hartford, CT 06145

office

(860) 278-4163

office hours: Monday/Tuesday/Wednesday/Friday, 9am-5pm and Thursday, 9am-9pm EST
Accept Collect Calls: No
Email Address

info@hglhc.org

website

www.hghlc.org

 

The Rape Crisis Center of Milford is a non-profit social service agency working to end sexual violence through victim assistance, prevention, education, and public policy advocacy.

Service area: Ansonia, Derby, Milford, Orange, Seymour, Shelton, and West Haven
Work with: All survivors of sexual abuse and their concerned friends and family members
Service for survivors during incarceration include: Confidential crisis counseling via the 24-hour hotline or by mail; personal support and advocacy during the hospital exam following a sexual assault; and information and referrals for longer-term counseling, legal assistance, and medical assistance.
Services for survivors after release include: All of the above, as well as confidential short-term counseling, court advocacy, and support groups, when available.
Services for loved ones include: All of the above.
Fees: Free
Additional Information: Male counselors are available to provide services for male survivors, partners, fathers, and other family members.

address

70 West River Street
Milford, CT 06460

office

(203) 874-8712

24-hour local hotline

(203) 878-1212

office hours: Monday-Friday, 8:30am-4pm EST
Accept Collect Calls: No
website

www.rapecrisisctr.org

 

Safe Haven of Greater Waterbury provides free, confidential services for women, children, and men who have experienced domestic violence and sexual assault, including rape, incest, sexual harassment, or child sexual abuse.

Service area: Bethlehem, Cheshire, Middlebury, Naugatuck, Prospect, Southbury, Waterbury, Watertown, Wolcott, and Woodbury
Work with: Women, children, and men who have experienced domestic violence and sexual assault, including rape, incest, sexual harassment, or child sexual abuse
Service for survivors during incarceration include: Crisis counseling for survivors via the 24-hour hotline; accompaniment, support, and advocacy for survivors at St. Mary’s and Waterbury Hospitals; and information and support through the mail or by phone.
Services for survivors after release include: All of the above, as well as legal advocacy and accompaniment at police stations and courts; individual counseling; and support groups, including a group for male survivors of sexual assault.
Services for loved ones include: Crisis counseling for family, friends, and partners via the 24-hour hotline, as well as individual counseling and information and referrals.
Fees: Free
Additional Information: All services are confidential and available in English, Spanish, and Portuguese. Se ofrecen todos los servicios en ingles, español, y portugués. Todos os serviços são oferecidos em inglês, em espanhol, e o português.

address

P.O. Box 1503
Waterbury, CT 06721

office

(203) 575-0388

24-hour hotline

(203) 753-3613

office hours: Monday-Friday, 8:30am-4pm EST
Accept Collect Calls: No
Email Address

dvoffice@earthlink.net

website

www.safehavengw.org

 

The Women’s Center provides crisis services and community education to individuals, families, and organizations.

Service area: Bethel, Bridgewater, Brookfield, Danbury, Kent, New Fairfield, New Milford, Newtown, Redding, Ridgefield, Roxbury, Sherman, and Washington
Work with: Women, men, and children affected by sexual violence, including loved ones
Service for survivors during incarceration include: Crisis intervention via the 24-hotline or by mail; counseling by phone or by mail; hospital accompaniment during forensic examinations; and information on sexual assault and Women’s Center services.
Services for survivors after release include: All of the above, as well as in-person counseling and support groups; court and police advocacy; and referrals for an array of supportive resources including legal, medical, financial, housing services, and mental health care providers.
Services for loved ones include: All of the above.
Fees: Free

address

2 West Street
Danbury, CT 06810

office

(203) 731-5200

office hours: Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm EST
24-hour hotline

(203) 731-5204

Accept Collect Calls: Yes
Email Address

Womens.Cntr@snet.net

website

www.womenscenterofgreaterdanbury.org

The YWCA of New Britain Sexual Assault Crisis Services (SACS) offers free, confidential services for survivors of sexual assault and their loved ones.

Service area: Greater New Britain and Hartford region
Work with: All survivors of sexual assault and their loved ones
Service for survivors during incarceration include: Crisis intervention via the 24-hour hotlines or by mail; medical accompaniment to hospitals during forensic examinations; and information and referrals.
Services for survivors after release include: All of the above, as well as short-term counseling and support groups for survivors of sexual assault.
Services for loved ones include: Crisis intervention, short-term counseling, and information and referrals.
Fees: Free
Additional Information: SACS cannot provide ongoing support services for perpetrators of sexual violence, including rape, sexual assault, and incest, but is able to provide information and referrals to this population. Bilingual and male counselors are also available. Hay consejeras bilingües y consejeros.

address

P.O. Box 2545
New Britain, CT 06050

Hartford office

(860) 241-9217

New Britain office

(860) 225-4681

office hours: Monday-Friday, 7:30am-8pm and Saturday, 7am-3pm EST
24-hour Hartford area hotline

(860) 547-1022

24-hour New Britain area hotline

(860) 223-1787

Accept Collect Calls: No
Email Address

info@ywcanewbritain.org

website

www.ywcanewbritain.org

Women’s Center of Southeastern Connecticut provides comprehensive services to survivors of sexual assault and domestic violence.

Service area: New London and Norwich
Work with: All survivors of sexual assault and domestic violence, as well as family and friends
Service for survivors during incarceration include: Crisis intervention via the 24-hour hotline or by mail and accompaniment and advocacy for survivors at hospitals, police departments, and courts.
Services for survivors after release include: All of the above, as well as individual counseling; support groups; health assessments by a registered nurse; and referrals for medical, psychological, financial, legal, and housing services.
Services for loved ones include: All of the above.
Fees: Free
Additional Information: Women’s Center of Southeastern Connecticut also operates an emergency shelter and transitional living program for women and families affected by domestic violence or sexual assault who are in need of safe, affordable housing and support services.

address

16 Jay Street
New London, CT 06320

office

(860) 447-0366

office hours: Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm EST
24-hour hotline

(888) 774-2900

Accept Collect Calls: No
website

www.womenscenterofsect.org

Women and Families Center Sexual Assault Crisis Service provides free and confidential supportive services to survivors of sexual violence and their loved ones.

Service area: Middlesex County, Meriden, Walingford, Cheshire and Greater New Haven
Work with: Survivors of sexual abuse, including women, men, and transgender survivors, as well as their loved ones
Service for survivors during incarceration include: Crisis intervention and supportive information by mail or by phone via the 24-hour hotline and accompaniment and advocacy at emergency rooms during forensic examinations.
Services for survivors after release include: All the above, as well as short-term supportive counseling; group counseling for women, men, and transgender survivors; and information and referrals. The Women and Families Center offers specialized support services for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) survivors through a partnership with the New Haven Gay and Lesbian Community Center. Support groups for lesbians, gay men, and transgender people are forming at the LGBT Community Center. Call 202-389-5010 for more information about these services.
Services for loved ones include: Crisis intervention via the 24-hour hotline; short-term counseling; support groups; and information and referrals.
Fees: Free
Additional Information: Women and Families will provide immediate crisis intervention to any survivor who contacts them. For survivors convicted of sex crimes, Women and Families will provide appropriate referrals for ongoing support services. Spanish-speaking and male counselors are available. Sign language interpreters are also available. Se habla español.

address

Contact Person:

Carissa Simpson
169 Colony Street
Meriden, CT 06451

office

(203) 235-9297

office hours: Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm EST
24-hour hotline

(888) 999-5545

Línea de Ayuda Gratuita en Español:

(888) 568-8332

Accept Collect Calls: Yes
Email Address

info@sbaproject.org

website

www.womenfamilies.org

 

Susan B. Anthony Project works to promote the autonomy of women and the safety of all survivors of domestic abuse and sexual assault in Northwest Connecticut, as well as to promote community action toward ending domestic violence and sexual abuse.

Service area: Twenty towns in Northwestern Connecticut
Work with: All survivors of sexual abuse, including women, men, and children
Service for survivors during incarceration include: Crisis intervention and support via the 24-hour hotline, by mail, or by email; accompaniment to hospital emergency rooms during sexual assault exams; advocacy and support at police departments and courts; one-on-one supportive counseling in person or by phone; and information and referrals.
Services for survivors after release include: All of the above, as well as support groups for survivors of trauma, rape, child sexual assault, and other types of sexual assault.
Services for loved ones include: Crisis intervention and support.
Fees: Free
Additional Information: The Susan B. Anthony Project provides services for women who are incarcerated at McAuliffe Manor, including one-on-one peer counseling and support groups.

address

179 Water Street
Torrington, CT 06790

office

(860) 489-3798

24-hour hotline

(860) 482-7133

office hours: Monday-Friday, 8:30am-4:30pm EST
Accept Collect Calls: Yes
Email Address

info@sbaproject.org

website

www.sbaproject.org

 

The Sexual Assault Crisis Center of Eastern Connecticut (SACCEC) provides crisis intervention, advocacy, and counseling to survivors of sexual violence and to their friends and family members.

Service area: Windham and New London Counties, as well as the towns of Columbia, Coventry, Mansfield, Union, and Willington
Work with: Survivors of sexual assault and their concerned family and friends
Service for survivors during incarceration include: Crisis intervention, in English and Spanish, via the 24-hour hotline; 24-hour accompaniment to emergency rooms at all four hospitals in Windham and New London Counties to provide information and support in the aftermath of sexual abuse; and referrals for therapy, medical support, and general assistance via mail or by phone.
Services for survivors after release include: All of the above, as well as individual counseling and support for survivors, parents, partners, and other family members and friends; legal and judicial advocacy, including accompaniment to police departments; preparation, accompaniment, and advocacy throughout the court process; and support groups. Services for loved ones include: All of the above.
Fees: Free
Additional Information: Se habla español.

address

90 South Park Street
Willimantic, CT 06226

office

(860) 456-3595

toll-free hotline

(888) 999-5545

office hours: Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm EST
Accept Collect Calls: No
website

www.saccec.org

 

The New Haven Gay and Lesbian Community Center (NHGLCC) advocates equality and justice by educating the community about gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender (GLBT) issues, and providing a safe and accessible place for all GLBT persons and their allies.

Service area: Greater New Haven area
Work with: GLBT community and allies
Service for survivors during incarceration include: Information and support by mail or by phone.
Services for survivors after release include: Through a partnership with the Women and Families Center, NHGLCC offers an advocate for GLBT survivors of sexual abuse, as well as support groups for lesbians, gay men, and transgender survivors. During drop-in hours, a trained sexual assault victim advocate is available to provide supportive information and crisis intervention for LGBT survivors of sexual abuse. Call the Center or visit the website for hours.
Services for loved ones include: Information and support.
Fees: Free

address

P.O. Box 8914
New Haven, CT 06532

office

(202) 387-2252

office hours: Evenings
Accept Collect Calls: No
Email Address

nhglcc@gmail.com

website

www.nhglcc.org

 

The Center for Women and Families of Eastern Fairfield County provides comprehensive services for survivors of sexual assault and their family, friends, and service providers who are impacted by these issues.

Service area: Bridgeport, Easton, Fairfield, Monroe, Stratford, and Trumbull Counties
Work with: All survivors of sexual assault
Services for survivors during incarceration include: Crisis intervention, information, and support by mail or via the 24-hour hotline; and information and referrals.
Services for survivors after release include: All of the above, as well as short-term counseling.
Services for loved ones include: All of the above.
Fees: Free
Additional Information: The Center for Women and Families of Eastern Fairfield County operates the Women of C.H.A.N.G.E. program, which provides services to women in the York Correctional Institution who are being released. The goal of this program is to help prepare incarcerated women to deal with life after prison. Women of C.H.A.N.G.E. services include: trauma-sensitive and short-term counseling; interpersonal skills workshops; assistance with job placement and job-skills development; referrals to community agencies such as Literacy Volunteers; job training; and substance abuse treatment.

address

753 Fairfield Avenue
Bridgeport, CT 06604

office

(203) 334-6154

office hours: Monday-Friday 8:30am-5pm EST
24-hour hotline

(203) 333-2233

Accept Collect Calls: No
website

www.cwfefc.org

 

The mission of The Center for Sexual Assault Crisis Counseling and Education (formerly the Sexual Assault Crisis and Education Center) is to provide counseling and support services to victims of sexual assault and to eliminate sexual violence through community wide education programs.

Service area:Greenwich, Stamford, Norwalk, Wilton, Westport, Weston, Darien
Work with: survivors of sexual assault, men, women, youth ages 14 and up, and transgender survivors. We also serve secondary survivors, Family, friends, coworkers etc.
Services for survivors during incarceration include: crisis intervention via the 24-hour hotline, by mail or by email; hospital accompaniment during forensic exams; court accompaniment and legal accompaniment for sexual assault cases.
Services for survivors after release include: in-person services such as counseling or information and referrals. Crisis intervention via the 24-hour hotline, by mail or by email; hospital accompaniment during forensic exams; court accompaniment and legal accompaniment for sexual assault cases.
Services for loved ones include: All of the above.
Fees: Free
Additional Information:We provide bilingual services in Creole and Spanish.  The Center is unable to work with sex offenders.

address

733 Summer St., Ste. 503
Stamford, Connecticut 06901

office

(203) 348-9346

office hours: Monday-Friday 8am-6pm EST
24-hour hotline (English)

(203) 329-2929

Línea de Ayuda Gratuita en Español:

(888) 568-8332

Accept Collect Calls: Yes
Email Address

info@thecenter-ct.org

website

www.thecenter-ct.org

The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Connecticut deals with complaints regarding violations of individuals’ rights by the government and would like to hear from people who have been raped or sexually assaulted in jail or prison so that they can provide legal assistance. The ACLU of Connecticut does not return calls regarding legal assistance. Legal requests must be sent in writing. In less than two pages, you must describe what occurred, when and where it occurred, and who was involved. Remember to include a return address and a daytime telephone number. Do not send any supportive documents until you are asked for them. You will receive a response within three to four weeks. If you are unable to write, please call on Friday between 9am and 10am when volunteers are available.

address

32 Grand Street
Hartford, CT 06106

office

(860) 247-9823

Email Address

info@acluct.org

website

www.acluct.org

The Connecticut Bar Association publishes an annual Guide to Connecticut Lawyers. The purpose of the Guide is to inform members and the public of the critical role lawyers play in the legal system and our communities and to provide guidance to the public on seeking and finding a lawyer. It contains listings of Connecticut lawyers by geographic area and practice area, as well as information on how to choose a lawyer and insights into buying or selling a home, wills and living trusts, divorce, land use issues, auto accident issues, criminal law issues, consumer rights, employee rights, and much more. The Connecticut Bar Association Guide to Connecticut Lawyers listings can be purchased or searched on-line at www.ctbar.org/article/Guide/.

Additionally, the following local and county Bar associations offer lawyer referral services to help individuals find an attorney in their county:

Hartford, Litchfield, Middlesex, Tolland and Windham
(860) 525-6052

Fairfield
(203) 335-4116

New Haven
(203) 562-5750

New London
(860) 889-9384

address

P.O. Box 350
New Britain, CT 06050

office

(860) 223-4400

Email Address

ctbar@ctbar.org

website

www.ctbar.org

The Jerome N. Frank Legal Services Organization (LSO) links law students with individuals and organizations in need of legal help who cannot afford private attorneys. Students, supervised by Law School faculty members and participating attorneys, interview clients, write briefs, prepare witnesses, try cases, negotiate settlements, draft documents and new legislation, participate in commercial transactions, arrange “deals,” and argue appeals in state and federal courts, including the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit and the Connecticut Supreme Court. LSO’s work is divided into 9 major projects. The Prison Project represents men and women in state and federal prisons in Connecticut and focuses on claims involving conditions of confinement and complex federal litigation. Cases are handled on a limited basis. Requests for assistance should be mailed in writing with a brief description of the facts surrounding the incident that occurred.

address

P.O. Box 209090
New Haven, CT 06520-9090

office

(203) 432-4800

Email Address

brett.dignam@yale.edu

website

www.law.yale.edu/academics/JeromeNFrankLSO.asp