Resources for Victims/Survivors of Domestic ViolenceMay 13, 2020
The COVID-19/coronavirus public health emergency has created safety implications for residents across the state. With the implementation of social distancing and shelter-in-place orders, there is an increased risk of domestic violence as vulnerable residents become further isolated and additional pressures develop that may exacerbate an already abusive relationship.
To connect those who may be experiencing domestic violence with services, resources, and assistance the Connecticut Coalition Against Domestic Violence (CCADV) created CT Safe Connect.
Safe Connect is available 24 hours a day, 365 days a week via:
This network has helped callers with concerns relating to accessing basic needs, rent/mortgage payments, food insecurity, and emotional/mental well-being. CCADV and its members have also assisted victim-survivors in filing temporary restraining orders through the Connecticut Judicial Branch's online system. Safe Connect and CCADV's partners helped filed 46 percent of all TRO applications filed statewide in April.
Additional information on how CCADV and its members are helping victim-survivors of domestic violence throughout the pandemic can be found here.
As always, please don't hesitate to reach out if you have questions or concerns.