Connecticut Coalition Against Domestic Violence Update
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 opportunity for domestic violence as 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. CCDAV and its members have also assisted victim-survivors in filing temporary restraining orders through the Connecticut Judicial Branch's online system. 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.