Synopsis of DVCC

The staff at the Domestic Violence Crisis Center is dedicated to the task of helping you and your children find ways to live your lives in peace, without the threat of violence, intimidation or abuse. We are nearly 50 individuals with years of experience and expertise in the field of domestic violence; we are counselors, educators and attorneys; we advocate for you in the court system and medical community; we offer SafeHouses where victims and their children can be safe while making more permanent plans; we partner with an organization that can find temporary foster care for your pet while you are in the SafeHouse. Our PeaceWorks Prevention Education Project provides prevention programming in schools throughout our communities to educate young people about healthy relationships. PeaceWorks’ age and grade-appropriate programs cover a multitude of topics from conflict resolution to bullying to understanding the dynamics of dating violence. Our Training Advocacy Project offers trainings and workshops on domestic violence throughout the adult community. Many of us speak Spanish, and we also can help if you speak another language or live with disabilities. With EsperanzaCT we provide a Spanish language website ( and 24-hour phone service line answered by Spanish speaking counselors. We invite you to call us or come in and see how we can help if you think you may be in an abusive relationship. All our services are confidential and without charge. They include:

  • Court and Legal Services
  • Counseling Services
  • SafeHouses
  • Housing, Economic and Educational Advocacy
  • Children’s Services
  • Medical Advocacy
  • 24 Hour Hotline
  • PeaceWorks Prevention Education Programs
  • Adult Trainings and Workshops
  • Multilingual Services
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The DVCC is the only domestic violence agency serving the cities and towns of Stamford, Norwalk, Westport, New Canaan, Darien, Wilton and Weston and is part of an 18 member statewide coalition, the Connecticut Coalition Against Domestic Violence (CCADV).

HOTLINE: 1-888-774-2900





777 Summer Street, Suite 400

Stamford, CT 06901-1022

(203) 588-9100



16 River Street

First Floor

Norwalk, CT 06850

(203) 853-0418