Sexual Assault Crisis Services
The Women and Families Center offers a 24 hour crisis hotline, confidential support services and support groups for survivors of sexual violence and their loved ones. We also provide accompaniment and advocacy through medical, police, and legal systems.
24 hour toll free 1-888-999-5545 En Espanol 1-888-568-8332.
Spanish speaking and male counselors available.
TTY access during office hours (Monday-Friday 9:00am-5pm) after hours use CT Relay Service 7-1-1.
Sexual Assault is NEVER the victimís fault, NO MATTER what the circumstances.
|Sexual assault is a CRIME OF VIOLENCE in which the offender seeks power by taking away someone elseís power and control.
|Sexual assault is motivated by a desire to dominate and humiliate the victim in the most intimate way possible.
|Sexual assault is forced or threatened sexual intercourse or sexual contact. This includes rape, date rape, incest, child molestation, attempted rape, forced oral sex, spousal/cohabitating rape, sexual harassment, exhibitionism (flashing), voyeurism (peeping tom), forced exposure to pornographic material, and obscene phone calls.
|Approximately 1 in 3 girls and 1 in 6 boys will be sexually assaulted by the age of 18.*
|80% of victims know their offenders.**
|Only 16% of sexual assaults are reported to the police.***
|Anyone can be a victim, regardless of gender, age, race, and economic background.
*Connecticut Alliance to End Sexual Violence
**Connecticut Alliance to End Sexual Violence
*** U.S. Department of Justice
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If you are interested in learning more about WDYS CT? please contact Carissa Conway
For more information regarding our Sexual Assault Crisis Services please contact Carissa Conway
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