the network

reaching out for a violence free society

24-Hour Hotline

All Languages Are Supported

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the network

reaching out for a violence free society

24-Hour Hotline

All Languages Are Supported

Our Mission

The Network is north central Connecticut’s leader in preventing family violence by providing services to victims of domestic abuse and promoting healthy relationships through education with an expressed commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.

The Network is a non-profit organization which provides free counseling services to domestic abuse victims and their children; free court advocacy services to victims of domestic violence; operates a 15-bed confidential safe home for individuals and families who are fleeing domestic abuse; as well as provides training on the dynamics of domestic abuse to healthcare and professional groups.

The Network is a program member of the Connecticut Coalition Against Domestic Violence along with 17 other agencies in Connecticut.  All services are available without discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, marital status, physical ability, gender identity, gender expression or sexual orientation.

 

Getting Help

Resources

The Network offers short-term counseling, a support program, advocacy in the courts, online resources and more.





Emergency Housing

We operate a 15-bed confidential safe house in an undisclosed location for individuals and families who are fleeing domestic violence. We make all efforts to ensure survivors  feel safer, and offer free counseling services.

 

24-hour Hotline

We are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Our advocates are standing by, ready to take your call. We offer resources and information, or can simply listen if you want to talk. All calls are confidential. Help is here. Call today.

 

 

860.763.4542

What is Abuse?

Domestic abuse is a pattern of abusive behavior in a relationship where one person tries to control or dominate the other.  The abuse can take many forms such as emotional, sexual, psychological, physical, and/or financial. The abuse leaves the victim feeling scared, confused, dependent and insecure.

What to Expect When Calling the Hotline or Seeking Safe House Services

Have you ever wondered what it’s like to call our hotline at 860-763-4542?  Or have you wondered what life in the safe house is like?  Then this is the episode for you!  Tune in to hear our interview with safe house Manager, Jaime.

Reaching Out With The Network CT

The Network CT has been producing a podcast called Reaching Out With The Network CT since 2020.  Just a few of past podcast titles include Healthy Relationship Basics, Coping Skills, Anger, and Healthy Friendship for Kids.

You can listen to our podcast What To Expect When Calling the Hotline or Seeking Safe House Services here on our home page, on Spotify or anchor.fm.  There is also a transcript of this podcast.

1 in 4 Women
1 in 7 Men

Have experienced Severe Physical violence by an intimate partner in their lifetime.

1 in 3 Women
1 in 2 Men

Have experienced coercive control by an intimate partner in their lifetime.

35% Women
29% Men

Have experienced rape, physical violence and/or stalking in their lifetime.

LGBTQIA+:
1 in 3 Women
1 in 2 Men

Have experienced rape, physical violence and/or stalking in their lifetime.

Of those reported

Source: CDC

Our impact on the community
2023

With a strong and dedicated staff, we work together to achieve the mission of our agency. We continue our progress in schools. We have updated our curriculum to educate children in areas of bullying, self-esteem, healthy friendships, and teen dating violence. 

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Total Individuals Served

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Received Prevention Education

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24 Hour Hotline Calls

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Total Bed Nights

*Not a comprehensive list of all services provided.

Supporting The Network

Sarah’s video describes what it was like for her to go from victim to survivor and now thriver!  Your generous support allows us to continue helping the individuals and families who walk through our doors!  There are many ways you can make an impact on another person’s life, from participating in our monthly wish list program, making an online donation, to attending one of our fundraising events.  For more details, click on the button below.

Our Sponsors

If you need help or just someone to talk to, please call our 24-hour hotline at 860.763.4542.

For texting, please use 888.774.2900.

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Si necesita ayuda o simplemente alguien con quien hablar, llame a nuestra línea directa las 24 horas al 860.763.4542.

Para enviar mensajes de texto, utilice el 888.774.2900.

Todos los idiomas son compatibles.

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