What are my legal rights as a survivor?
Connecticut has a variety of laws that aim to provide both civil and criminal court-based protections for survivors, as well as access to a number of critical supports and services. While Safe Connect is not able to offer legal advice, we can help you identify relevant laws, discuss court processes and make referrals for legal representation.
Are there financial assistance programs available to me?
Safe Connect Advocacy Coordinators can discuss a variety of options available through both the government and community-based organizations that may be available to you to help with basic needs, relocation, and more. They will also offer you a connection to your local CCADV member organization where you can receive ongoing support and guidance with applications and navigating various service systems.
Is there a cost to receive services from Safe Connect or CCADV’s 18 member organizations??
Services provided by Safe Connect and CCADV’s 18 domestic violence member organizations are completely free, confidential, safe and voluntary – meaning you can change your mind at any time.
How much information am I required to share?
You can provide as much information as you are comfortable with sharing. While we will ask a lot of questions, including things like your race, age and sexual orientation, we do this to understand who you are so we can provide the best possible options and advocacy. However, you are in control of your information and get to decide what to share or what goes in our confidential database. You lead; we guide.