The Women’s Center in Danbury, Connecticut provides free and confidential services to victims of domestic violence and sexual assault, including women, men, and children. The organization is open 24-hours a day, 365 days a year with two 24-hour hotlines and on-site emergency response at local hospitals and police departments.
The Women’s Center serves more than 30,000 women, men, and children annually in the 13 town region of western Connecticut, including Bethel, Bridgewater, Brookfield, Danbury, Kent, New Fairfield, New Milford, Newtown, Redding, Ridgefield, Roxbury, Sherman, and Washington. The free and confidential services are available to anyone who needs support or assistance, no matter their age, gender, or socio-economic status.
“Our mission is to serve the needs of individuals, families and the community with prevention, crisis intervention and support services with regard to domestic violence, sexual assault and other major life crises.”
The Women’s Center services also include advocacy, counseling, crisis intervention, education and training on various topics and issues, emergency residential facilities, human trafficking assistance, and more. Their victim advocates in Danbury Court help with restraining orders and advocacy for victims, and counselors on the Western Connecticut State University campus provide services to male and female students. The Women’s Center also have educators who provide outreach and education on healthy boundaries, bullying, self-esteem, and more to the youth in elementary schools through college level.
Winter 2021 Workshops
The Women’s Center is currently offering virtual support groups and workshops. All groups and workshops are free, please call for more information 203-731-5200 x258. View all the workshops here for winter 2021.
SOAR: A support group for female victims of domestic violence
VOICES OF COURAGE: A group for male survivors of sexual assault or abuse
THRIVE: A group for women with relationship issues or past traumas
Mondays, 11:00am-12:30pm and Tuesdays, 4:00-5:30pm
BREAKING THE SILENCE: A group for female survivors of sexual assault or abuse
GUYS’ GROUP: A group for men who’ve experienced unhealthy relationships, verbal, physical abuse. (Contact: [email protected])
COPING WITH COVID: A workshop to focus on coping skills and support systems
I AM OK: A workshop to promote empowerment and stress management
Mondays starting February 1st, 6:30-8:00pm (7 weeks)
WRITING WORKSHOP: A workshop to promote and explore healing through journaling
Wednesdays starting January 20th, 6:30-8:00pm
ATTORNEY CONSULT: Individual attorney sessions to provide legal advice and resources
Monday, January 11th, 3:00-6:00pm
The Women’s Center is available to help anyone, no matter their age, gender, or socio-economic status. Services are free and confidential. For more information, additional workshops, and training opportunities visit: wcogd.org.