Sexual Assault Resources

Whenever a College employee receives a report that a student, faculty or staff member has been subjected to sexual misconduct, including sexual harassment, sexual assault or intimate partner violence, the College shall immediately provide student, faculty or staff member with contact information for and, if requested, professional assistance in accessing and using campus, local advocacy, counseling, health, and mental health services. The list below is provided for this purpose.

All employees of the College are required to report the incident to the Office of Student Development, who will conduct a full investigation.   The following resources are fully confidential, and a student may access them directly.

Please see Sexual Assault and Relationship Violence for more information

Medical Attention

Yale Hospital Emergency Room, New Haven, CT: (203) 688-2222

Milford Hospital Emergency Room, Milford, CT:  (203) 876-4100

Bridgeport Hospital Emergency Room, Bridgeport, CT: (203) 384-3566

Griffin Hospital Emergency Room, Derby, CT: (203) 732-7222

Saint Mary’s Hospital Emergency Room, Waterbury, CT: (203) 709-6000

Hartford Hospital Emergency Room, Hartford, CT: (203) 384-3566
 

Confidential Counseling

Connecticut Sexual Assault Crisis Services:

Statewide rape crisis intervention to adult and child victims of sexual assault.
Bi-lingual/bi-cultural Latino crisis intervention at selected member centers.

860-282-9881

Hotlines:
888-999-5545 (English)
888-568-8332 (Spanish)

www.connsacs.org
 

New Haven Vet Center Sexual Trauma Program

Provides sexual trauma and harassment counseling to veterans of both genders.

203-932-9899

141 Captain Thomas Boulevard, West Haven, CT 06516

Rape Crisis Center of Milford:

Resources, support and counseling to women or men who have been or fear being raped, sexually exploited, or abused.

Hours: M-F 8:30 AM-4 PM 

203-878-1212

24 Hour Hotline: 888-999-5545

70 West River Street
Milford, CT 06460

www.rapecrisiscenterofmilford.org
ann.mrcc@yahoo.com

Women & Families Center-Sexual Assault Crisis Services

Short-term counseling for youth and adult survivors of sexual assault.  Spanish speaking counselors available.

888-999-5545
888-568-8332

1440 Whalley Avenue
New Haven, CT 06515

www.womenfamilies.com
info@womenandfamilies.org

Domestic Violence Services of Greater New Haven

Provides FREE CONFIDENTIAL counseling and support groups to victims of domestic violence.
New Haven, CT (and surrounding New Haven areas)

24-hour Hotline: 203-789-8104

 

Legal Services

In Connecticut, all survivors of crime have rights that are protected by law. You have the right to:

  • Assistance in obtaining immediate medical care, if required;
  • Request to be notified of court proceedings, including arrest, arraignment, and release of the offender;
  • Be protected from harassment from an employer for appearing as a witness if you have received a subpoena;
  • Have property returned if it was seized by police in the investigation or prosecution of the crime committed against you;
  • Make an application for compensation for any bodily injuries you have suffered as a result of the crime;
  • Request to be informed of services and agencies that can help you, including the assistance of a court-based victim advocate.

In addition, if you are a survivor of family violence, including threats of violence:

  • The police have the responsibility of whether or not to make an arrest. An officer can arrest your abusive partner with or without your consent if the officer believes a crime has been committed.
  • You have the right to request the arrest of an offender and the right to file a complaint with the police.
  • If your abusive partner is arrested for a family violence crime, he/she must appear in court the next court day, at which time you can request a protective order.
  • If your partner is arrested, there is a family violence victim advocate in court to provide services and support to you. Family Violence Intervention Units in each court evaluate cases and provide services for both victims and offenders.
  • If you want to know when your partner is scheduled to appear in court, you can contact the clerk of the court for that information. You are encouraged to keep in touch with the victim advocate to see which court hearings are important for you to attend.

To obtain a court order to stop further physical injury or harassment contact:

Connecticut Network for Legal Aid

Connecticut's Legal Aid programs worked together and created CTLawHelp.org to help people with very limited income find help for their legal problems. The website will try to answer your questions and give you legal information and tools to help you represent yourself.

 

Advocacy

Connecticut Sexual Assault Crisis Services

Statewide advocacy services to adult and child victims of sexual assault.
Bi-lingual/bi-cultural Latino  at selected member centers.

860-282-9881

Hotlines:
888-999-5545 (English)
888-568-8332 (Spanish)

www.connsacs.org

Domestic Violence Services of Greater New Haven

DVS provides Family Violence Victims Advocates (FVVAs) and court-based advocacy to assist victims of domestic violence whose abusers have been arrested for family violence. The FVVA provides information regarding the court process, assistance in obtaining protective orders, safety planning, crime victim information, and domestic violence service referrals. The FVVA facilitates communication between the victim and the court to ensure victim input is considered in case disposition and provides ongoing support throughout the core process pertaining to prosecution and related sanctions.

24-hour Hotline: 203-789-8104

Emergency Housing and Shelter

Domestic Violence Services of Greater New Haven

DVS provides temporary emergency, safe shelter for victims of domestic violence and their children. Shelter services include individual and group counseling, advocacy, referrals to local providers, children's counseling/programs, safety education and planning and other support services as needed. Emergency shelter is for women and children only however, separate arrangements are made for sheltering male victims of domestic violence who need to be in a safe place.

24-hour Hotline: 203-789-8104

Umbrella Program Emergency Shelter

Provides temporary emergency, safe shelter for victims of domestic violence and their children. “Antoinette's House” serves as points of entry into a solution-focused process designed to help families and individuals rebuild their lives. Shelter services include individual and group counseling, advocacy, referrals to local providers, children's counseling/programs, safety education and planning and other support services as needed. Emergency shelter is for women and children only however, separate arrangements are made for sheltering male victims of domestic violence who need to be in a safe place.

24-hour Hotline: 203-736-9944

Ansonia, CT