Welcome to the website of the Connecticut Coalition Against Domestic Violence. It is our hope that this site will serve as a useful tool in regard to providing meaningful information about the issue of domestic violence, where to get help, outreach availability through our 18-member programs and our policy and training initiatives. As the state’s leading voice on the issue of domestic violence for more than thirty years, we strive to ensure that victims and the public have the most valuable and necessary resources at their fingertips and feel empowered to take action.
The Coalition, in collaboration with its member programs across the state of Connecticut, works to end domestic violence by changing social conditions, beliefs and social actions that perpetuate this form of abuse against victims. We do this by providing public policy advocacy, legislative reform, comprehensive training and education as it relates to family violence.
On any given day in Connecticut, our domestic violence programs serve more than 1,200 victims. We can expect that nearly 300 of those victims will have sought emergency shelter to escape the brutal violence in their lives. More than 800 adults and children will seek individual or group counseling or legal advocacy, while more than 200 victims will reach out to one of our 24-hour hotlines for help.
Our statewide Coalition is especially grateful to the hundreds of advocates and volunteers who work tirelessly within our member programs to ensure the health and safety of these victims and their children. We are strengthened by state and local partners who help victims as well. We embrace the opportunity to act collaboratively to respond comprehensively and foster change.
Most importantly, we are inspired by those individuals whose lives have been impacted by domestic violence. It is our responsibility and privilege to provide victims, and ultimately survivors, with the tools and foundation to live a life free from abuse. Our work as a coalition is guided by survivors. Their compelling stories and circumstances move us to work to build initiatives which prevent and respond to domestic violence and create safe communities.
Thank you again for your interest and support.
Karen Jarmoc, Executive Director