Working to end violence


The Center for Empowerment and Education provides a safe and secure environment for victims of domestic and sexual violence.

The Center’s 13-bed shelter, Patricia House, offers refuge for women and children fleeing from the danger of violence in their own homes.

During their stay residents receive counseling, advocacy and assistance in rebuilding their lives and planning their future.

Shelter for men is provided at a separate, confidential location.

The Center provides a 24-hour hotline dedicated to domestic violence.

Please call our free and confidential 24-hour hotlines:

Sexual Assault Hotline  203.731.5204

Domestic Violence Hotline 203.731.5206

La ayuda está disponible. Llama a la linea gratuita a 888.568.8332 

(Help is available. Call our free Spanish hotline at 888.568.8332)

Ayuda está dísponivel. Por favor, chame 24 horas por dia a nossa linha confidêncial e grátis, 203.731.5206

We are here to help, day and night, 365 days a year.

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