YWCA Greenwich Domestic Abuse Services offers programs that protect, nurture and assist victims to help rebuild their lives.
Offering a safe and secure environment for victims of violence all day, every day.
Domestic Abuse Services offers refuge to individual and their children who must flee violence in their home. During their stay in this safe haven, individuals receive counseling and assistance to help rebuild their lives and plan a violence-free future.
Providing critical intervention and opportunities for healing.
Individual and support group counseling is provided for victims of domestic violence crises. Services are also available for family members and signficant others.
Counseling services provide critical intervention, opportunity for healing and assistance in the development of client-centered safety plans which minimize risk and danger levels. Support group counseling also helps to lessen feelings of isolation, self-blame and denial.
In groups, clients are offered the opportunity to learn from each other and to express and better understand their own experience. Support groups meet at the YWCA Greenwich on a regular basis.
Domestic Abuse Services private office is open Monday-Thursday, 9am – 5pm, Friday 9am-4pm. Evening and Saturday individual counseling appointments are available upon request.
Providing daily assistance and outreach to the legal, medical, social service and legislative systems.
Through our advocacy program victim clients learn to navigate and use the various public service systems available to them. In addition, Domestic Abuse Services advocacy work includes continuing to try to obtain changes in laws, procedures and the quality of responses of these institutions. For example, the Court Advocacy program provides outreach, legal advocacy, support, education and referrals to victims of domestic violence. Court Advocates prepare individuals for civil and criminal court hearings, assist in the explanation of the legal process, and provide court accompaniment. For more information about Court Advocacy and help in obtaining
Criminal Protective Orders or Civil Restraining Orders please call 203-965-5261.
Provides ways to keep you and your children as safe as possible.
Whether you are in an abusive relationship…considering leaving your abuser… or if you already have left…one of the most important things to do is to start thinking of ways to keep safe, to prevent the hurt from continuing.
Creating a Safety Plan is the best way to reduce risk as much as possible, whenever possible. It is a practical guide that helps you think through lifestyle changes that will keep you safe in any environment on a daily basis.
Please call our Hotline at 203-622-0003 and ask for help in completing a Safety Plan.
Every situation is different. We have had experience with each and every one.