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Statewide Resources

Domestic Violence

There are 18 agencies in Connecticut whose primary purpose is to provide comprehensive services to victims of domestic violence and their families.

Basic Needs

2-1-1 (United Way CT)  

211ct.org/referweb/landing.aspx
2-1-1- is Connecticut's free information and referral service. Simply by dialing 2-1-1, a toll-free number throughout Connecticut, callers can reach knowledgeable, multilingual staff and get information, referrals or seek help in a crisis. 2-1-1 operates 24 hours a day, every day of the year. TDD access is available.

CT Department of Social Services  

ct.gov/dss/site/default.asp
The Department of Social Services provides a broad range of services to the elderly, people with disabilities, families, and individuals who need assistance in maintaining or achieving their full potential for self-direction, self-reliance and independent living.

Children, Teens, Youth

CT Department of Children & Families  

ct.gov/dcf/site/default.asp
DCF protects children who are being abused or neglected, strengthens families through support and advocacy, and builds on existing family and community strengths to help children who are facing emotional and behavioral challenges, including those committed to the Department by the juvenile justice system.

Governor’s Prevention Partnership  

preventionworksct.org
With a focus on Connecticut’s youth, The Governor’s Prevention Partnership is a statewide public-private alliance, building a strong, healthy future workforce through leadership in mentoring and prevention of violence, underage drinking, alcohol and drug abuse.

Communities of Color

Sneha 

sneha.org/content/publish/default.shtml
Sneha is a support group for women of South Asian origin in the state of Connecticut.

Latino Community Services 

lcs-ct.org
Latino Community Services provides a variety of programs and services designed to work with individuals at risk of HIV infection, people living with HIV/AIDS, and organizations who focus on populations impacted by HIV/AIDS.

Asian Family Services Hartford/Community Renewal Team 

crtct.org/en/need-help/m-health/asian-family-services
Clinical staff that offers counseling and treatment services.

Disabilities

CT Department of Developmental Services  

ct.gov/dds/site/default.asp
The mission of DDS is to partner with the individuals we support and their families, to support lifelong planning and to join with others to create and promote meaningful opportunities for individuals to fully participate as valued members of their communities.

CT Department of Rehabilitation Services  

ct.gov/dors/site/default.asp
The Department strives to provide high quality services to support individuals with disabilities to work competitively and live independently.

CT Association of Centers for Independent Living  

cacil.net 
This is an association of Connecticut’s 5 Centers for Independent Living and they work for the full integration, independence and civil rights of people with disabilities.

CT Office of Protection & Advocacy for Persons with Disabilities  

ct.gov/opapd/site/default.asp 
The Office of Protection & Advocacy for Persons with Disabilities is an independent state agency created to safeguard and advance the civil and human rights of people with disabilities in Connecticut.

Elderly

Area Agencies on Aging | ctagenciesonaging.org/pages/home.php

Agencies on Aging are private, nonprofit corporations that provide leadership and resources to meet the needs of the rapidly growing elderly population.

 

Immigrants & Refugees

International Institute of Connecticut  

iiconn.org
The mission of the International Institute of Connecticut is to help new Americans become self-sufficient, to ensure that low income persons in Connecticut have access to affordable immigration services and to strengthen families by helping them to obtain US citizenship and reunite with family members.

Integrated Refugee and Immigrant Services  

irisct.org
IRIS helps refugees and other displaced people establish new lives, regain hope, and contribute to the vitality of Connecticut’ communities.

Legal Assistance

CTLawHelp.org / CT Network for Legal Aid 

ctlawhelp.org/
The Connecticut Network for Legal Aid consists of several nonprofit legal services organizations whose shared mission is to improve the lives of Connecticut’s poorest citizens by providing free legal services to low-income individuals.

The Children’s Law Center  

clcct.org
The Children's Law Center is a unique organization whose core service is providing legal advocates to children in highly contentious family court cases. Through its programs and services the Children’s Law Center strives to create safe, stable environments for children whose parents are in chronic conflict.

LGBTQI

Hartford Gay & Lesbian Health Collective  

hglhc.org
Empowering individuals of diverse sexual orientations, gender identities and gender expressions to lead healthy lives through the provision of health and support services, education and advocacy.

True Colors  

ourtruecolors.org
A nonprofit that works with other social service agencies, schools, organizations, and within communities to ensure that the needs of sexual or gender minority youth are both recognized and competently met.

CT TransAdvocacy Coalition  

transadvocacy.org
Working to make Connecticut a safe and tolerant place for the trans and gender non-conforming individual through education and social advocacy.

PFLAG 

pflag.org 
Parents, Families, Friends and Allies United with LGBT People. Local chapters in New Haven/Shoreline, Hartford, Norwalk/Southwestern, Southeastern.

Mental Health & Substance Abuse

CT Department of Mental Health & Addiction Services | ct.gov/dmhas/site/default.asp

The mission of the Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services is to improve the quality of life of the people of Connecticut by providing an integrated network of comprehensive, effective and efficient mental health and addiction services that foster self-sufficiency, dignity and respect.

 

Military Families

Navy Sub Base New London Support Services  

cnic.navy.mil/regions/cnrma/installations/navsubbase_new_london/ffr/support_services.html
Naval Submarine Base Fleet and Family Support Center has a number of programs available to help family members and single Sailors. This includes counseling and victim assistance, as well as access to the Domestic Abuse Victim Advocate.

CT Department of Mental Health & Addiction Services Military Support Program  

ct.gov/dmhas/cwp/view.asp?a=3833&Q=453942&dmhasNav=|
The Military Support Program provides an array of behavioral health services to Connecticut’s veterans, citizen soldiers and their family members. This includes a panel of over 425 licensed clinicians who provide, free, confidential outpatient counseling services.

Sexual Assault

CT Sexual Assault Crisis Services (CONNSACS) | connsacs.org

CONNSACS is a statewide coalition of individual sexual assault crisis programs. CONNSACS works to end sexual violence through victim assistance, community education, and public policy advocacy.

 

Victim Services

CT Office of Victim Services  

jud.ct.gov/crimevictim
The Office of Victim Services (OVS), Connecticut Judicial Branch, is the state's lead agency established to provide services to victims of violent crime. OVS provides services such as crime victim compensation, court-based advocates and victim notification.

CT Office of the Victim Advocate  

ct.gov/ova/site/default.asp
The Office of the Victim Advocate (OVA) is an independent state agency charged with the promotion and protection of the constitutional and statutory rights of crime victims in Connecticut. Among its many responsibilities, the OVA provides oversight of state and private agencies, and advocacy to crime victims when a violation of their rights is at issue.

CT SAVIN  

vinelink.com/vinelink/siteInfoAction.do?siteId=7000 
CT SAVIN (Statewide Automated Victim Information and Notification) is a free, confidential service that provides crime victims and their family members, victim advocates, and members of the community free and confidential notification of court related events.