The Domestic Violence Crisis Center (203-853-0418/ offers crisis intervention, counseling, advocacy, and education to help people break free from emotional, physical, or sexually abusive situations. The center also maintains a 12-bed shelter. The hotline number is 1-888-774-2900.

The Sexual Assault Crisis and Education Center (203-348-9346), offers free crisis counseling for victims of sexual assault and other support services. The center also runs a number of support groups. The 24-hour confidential hotline number is 329-2929. The website is

Child Guidance Center of Southern Connecticut (CGC) at 972 Post Road (203-662-9380/ coordinates the Lower Fairfield County Child Sexual Abuse Response Team (SART), an interagency collaboration integrating criminal investigations, child protection and comprehensive services for child sexual abuse victims and non-offending parents. The center also offers 24-hour outreach and mental health services to children exposed to domestic violence or other traumatic events.