Please click here for domestic violence and sexual assault 24/hour help.

Please click here for other resources in the area.

Guided Assistance Program (GAP)

The Guided Assistance Program (GAP) provides personalized support and referrals for women and families facing difficult life challenges.  The goal of GAP is that every person working in the program is empowered to actively participate in her own life choices.  The Center’s Referral Navigator works directly with women to connect them to community resources spanning multiple domains, including:

  • Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault and other crisis services
  • Social services offices
  • Mental health resources
  • Financial and legal services
  • and more!

Such community resources may include current programs at Women & Family Life Center; programs at other local non-profit organizations; and programs offered by town, state and federal offices.

Through the Guided Assistance Program, a participant learns how to outline her personal or family needs and to create an action plan. Depending on the case needs, the Referral Navigator may explain eligibility requirements for local programs; help with filling out applications; advocate for access to resources; help participants prepare for phone calls or appointments; and more.

GAP participation spans short-term phone consults to longer-term, in-person appointments.

GAP is a free service open to women of any income level; health insurance is not required for participation.

Call our office to receive resources over the phone or to make an appointment for more in-depth assistance.

Call Monday-Friday, 9:00 am- 3:00 pm

(203) 458-6699


Safe Search

Are you a woman looking for a quiet place to make sensitive phone calls or search the internet for help or a job?

Safe Search provides women with a safe and quiet place to attend to needs such as calling counselors or lawyer, researching job openings, or revising and printing your resume.

Our Safe Search desk provides women access to:

  • Computer & Internet
  • Printer, Copier & Fax Machine
  • Phone
  • Locked storage to secure documents for future use
  • Referral book of local resources

Stop in during Safe Search hours to use this equipment. For personalized assistance, please call to make an appointment.
Safe Search Walk-in hours:  Monday-Friday, 9:00 am – 2:00 pm
Appointments:  (203) 458-6699

Women & Family Life Center extends a special thank-you to our Safe Search sponsors:

The Amity Club of New Haven
Branford Community Foundation
The Community Foundation for Greater New Haven: Women and Girls Fund
Guilford Foundation
The Madison Foundation, Inc.
Ramlose Foundation
Rotary International