Working to end violence
Please call our Hotline at 203.731.5206 to make a Safety Plan to stay with your partner or to leave.
Each person and situation is different.
REMEMBER, YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO LIVE WITHOUT FEAR AND VIOLENCE.
If possible, before you leave a relationship or think you are leaving, you should take important papers and documents with you to enable you to apply for benefits and/or take legal action.
Important papers you should take include: social security cards and birth certificates for you and your children; your marriage license; leases or deeds in your name or both yours and your partner’s names; your checkbook; your charge cards; bank statements and charge account statements; insurance policies; proof of income for you and your spouse (pay stubs or W-2s); and any documentation of past incidents of abuse (photos, police reports, medical records, etc.).