All Languages Are Supported
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. All languages supported.
Julie's Safe House
Newly updated 15 bed confidential safe house. This short-term, emergency shelter is for individuals and families fleeing domestic violence. Staff is available for individual counseling, women’s and children’s group support, safety planning, providing information and referrals to local and statewide resources.
We work as a team with our clients to ensure that our home is a safe and comfortable environment for everyone that stays with us.
Advocacy In Court
The Network provides Family Violence Victim Advocates in the Hartford and Rockville courts. The advocates work to provide the victims of Intimate Partner Violence/Family Violence cases with support, information about the court process, answer questions, and provide resources for additional services a victim may need. The advocates work with victims to advise the court of their wishes regarding their case. Conversations between the court advocate and a victim are confidential.
The Network offers short-term individual counseling to survivors dealing with the effects of domestic violence. The purpose of the counseling is to provide a confidential setting for the client to discuss what they have experienced. Our advocates provide information so the client can make an informed choice. We focus on what the client wants to do and, discuss options they have in order to be safer.
The Network offers a Network Support Program. The goal of the program is to provide clients with a safe and confidential environment in which they can express their opinions, learn about domestic abuse and, apply the knowledge they’ve acquired so they are in a position to make safe, informed choices. Some of the topics we cover are:
- cycle of violence
- power and control vs equality in relationships
- predictors of domestic violence
- types of abusive behaviors, red flags
- risk assessment, safety planning
- restraining orders, protective orders, and standing criminal protective orders
- the reality of the criminal court process.
- foundation for a healthy relationship
- family violence/abuse of children vs healthy families/nurturing of children
- effects of domestic violence on children
- clear signs the abuser isn’t changing
- mourning the loss of the relationship
- establishing boundaries
- protecting yourself from financial abuse