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Safety Planning

Working with an advocate to assess and create a plan to help keep you and your loved ones safe. We recognize these situations can be scary or overwhelming, but we are here to assist you.

If you are a victim of interpersonal violence…

  • Try to get to a place where you are safe
  • Reach out for support. Call someone you trust, like a friend or family member
  • You are not alone; there are people who can give you the support you need
  • Call our 24-hour hotlines at 203-731-5204 (Sexual Assault) and 203-731-5206 (Domestic Violence). A counselor/advocate is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week to listen and offer support, as well as to provide you with information and resources to help you best decide what to do next. All services are no cost and confidential
  • Most importantly, know that the abuse is not your fault

As a victim or survivor of interpersonal violence, you may have some of the following feelings…

  • Anger
  • Fear
  • Guilt
  • Loss of control
  • Powerlessness
  • Embarrassment
  • Depression
  • Isolation
  • Denial
  • Shame
  • Disbelief
  • Self-blame
  • Emotional shock

Not everyone responds to their trauma or experiences the same way. Whatever you are feeling is valid and normal. If you need support, we’re here for you.

Remember, you are not alone and you are not to blame for what happened.

Whether you are a victim/survivor or someone who cares about one, call us. We can help! 203.731.5206

Where we Help

CEE is available to help anyone, though we focus on the following towns and zip codes.

Success Story

Just about a year ago, CEE was very excited for the momentous day when the keys to their new residential building, Patricia House for women and children fleeing violence would be handed over. Day after day, Patricia House received deliveries of linens, kitchen goods, toys, and more.

What is Abuse

Abuse takes on many forms on manifestations.

Get Help

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

Crisis Intervention

The Center for Empowerment and Education (CEE) provides two 24-hour hotlines for victims of domestic violence and sexual assault, and our trained advocates provide on-site emergency response at area hospitals, police departments, courts and at other community agencies.