Our Response to COVID-19
During the COVID-19 public health crisis, all domestic violence services provided by CCADV, our 18 member organizations and Safe Connect, CT's domestic violence resource hub, are fully operational. Currently, the majority of services are offered remotely or virtually. Shelters remain staffed 24 hours per day. Services include:
- 24/7 crisis response
- Safety planning
- Emergency shelter and other housing services
- Risk assessment
- Support groups
- Legal advocacy including assistance with applying for a restraining order online
- Information and referral
Advocates are available 24/7 to assist victims and survivors with the services above, or just to listen. Services can be accessed via call, text, chat or email. All services are confidential, safe, free and voluntary. Bilingual services are available. CTSafeConnect.org | 888.774.2900
Applying for a Restraining Order Online
Due to COVID-19, the CT Judicial Branch has reduced the number of open courts as well as the operating hours of those courts that remain open. CCADV worked with the Judicial Branch and Governor Lamont to establish a process whereby victims, or a third party on their behalf, can complete the entire restraining order application process online. Safe Connect and our 18 member organizations are available to assist victims with this process. Safe Connect advocates can:
- Guide victims through the process remotely
- Scribe the application on behalf of the victim
- Electronically submit the application on the victim's behalf
- Work with the victim's local domestic violence organization (one of CCCADV's 18 members) to coordinate service of process with a state marshal
Advocates can be reached 24/7 via call, text, chat and email at CTSafeConnect.org or 888.774.2900.
Statewide Domestic Violence Service Snapshot
During covid-19, all domestic violence organizations in Connecticut are fully operational and offering flexible, creative remote services to meet the needs of victims and survivors. Our 18 member organizations have increased proactive outreach to existing clients to ensure that they have what they need to be safe. Below is a snapshot of services provided during COVID-19 by our 18 member organizations and Safe Connect, CT’s domestic violence resource hub.
Below please find our most recent COVID-19 Service Snapshot:
Click here to view previous COVID-19 statewide service snapshots:
While CCADV has opted to suspend all in-person trainings through 2020 to ensure the safety of our staff, trainers and training participants, we will be scheduling webinars and other virtual learning opportunities. Be sure to check out Training Institute to view our upcoming trainings. Several of our members are also offering online trainings. You can link to their individual websites here.
This page will be updated as circumstances regarding the provision of services change. For questions about CCADV's response to COVID-19, please contact Liza Andrews, Director of Public Policy & Communications at firstname.lastname@example.org.
General Federal & State COVID-19 Information:
CT's Response to COVID-19 (includes links to CT-based resources)