We are a non-profit organization with a vision to end the violence against individuals and families, to foster equality and empowerment for all. We serve the needs of individuals and families in the Northern Fairfield and Southern Litchfield county communities of Bethel, Bridgewater, Brookfield, Danbury, Kent, New Fairfield, New Milford, Newtown, Redding, Ridgefield, Roxbury, Sherman, and Washington. We provide prevention, crisis intervention, and support services with regard to domestic violence, sexual assault, and other major life transitions. Our free and confidential services are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. We’re here to talk about it.


Notice of Return to Remote Work Extension:

Out of an abundance of caution during the current surge in cases of Covid locally, regionally and nationally, The Center for Empowerment and Education’s main office staff will continue to work remotely until Tuesday, February 1, 2022.
Specifically: Counseling & Advocacy staff will provide remote counseling and support group sessions; Crisis staff will provide in person response for all MIT, Hospital accompaniments, Police accompaniments, and any other major crisis; Court staff will work a rotating hybrid model with office access limited to the public.
The Center will continue to monitor CDC guidelines, wear masks, keep a safe distance from others, and do all we can to keep everyone safe and healthy.


The support provided by our dedicated volunteers enables The Center to serve an average of 30,000 people each year.

Wednesday, March 23, 2022