EsperanzaCT is a comprehensive, online service center and round-the-clock service phone line designed to provide Spanish-speaking victims of domestic violence with immediate access to information and assistance in their native language. It is a project of the Domestic Violence Crisis Center, which has long recognized the need for broader and more culturally-appropriate outreach within the extensive Spanish-speaking communities in Fairfield County.
Committed to identifying and serving victims of domestic violence where they are most likely to be found, the DVCC understands that many Latina victims may be reluctant or unable to leave their homes, may have limited access to transportation or may feel more comfortable accessing information from home. Through EsperanzaCT, they are able to have their concerns addressed and their questions answered in two ways; virtually, via this interactive website, or over the phone by Spanish-speaking counselor/advocates 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Callers to the service line may want to supplement what they learn by visiting the website and, conversely, web visitors may want to speak with a counselor on the service line.
This website describes all of our resources available to victims of domestic violence, as well as provides a comprehensive directory of community services and links to information that may be relevant to a victim’s particular circumstances. Victims of domestic abuse should be aware that they are entitled to services regardless of their legal status in the United States.
All of DVCC’s services are confidential and have no fee or charge. We offer court and legal services, group and individual counseling, temporary shelter, housing services, children’s services, financial advocacy, educational advocacy, medical advocacy and PeaceWorks prevention education.
Our goal is to ensure victims’ safety, to help them better understand the dynamics of an abusive relationship, to advocate for them and provide them with options and to empower them to make decisions that work best for them and their children.
For more information, please visit EsperanzaCT.org