Need help finding help? Let Women & Family Life Center’s Referral Program guide you. Over the phone or in-person at our Center, Women & Family Life Staff will answer your questions with guided referrals,  We provide general contact information on a variety of public and private resources and services to help individuals and families find the right services for their needs. Here, we provide a brief sampling of local resources that you  may access from your phone or computer, day or night. Providing this information does not construe an endorsement of private providers or indicate eligibility for public supports. It is the responsibility of the user to ascertain appropriateness of utilizing any of the resources listed. Should the user work with any of these resources, W&FL is not responsible for any outcomes or lack thereof. We do, however, welcome feedback and would love to hear about your experience with the referrals. If you have questions, please feel free to contact our office, (203) 458-6699, info@womenandfamilylife.org.


EMERGENCY 24-HOUR RESOURCES

Children and Adolescent Mental Health/Behavioral Emergencies
EMPS (Emergency Mobile Psychiatric Services), 211

Child Abuse and Neglect
Careline, 1-800-842-2288

Domestic Violence (for women and men)
Statewide Hotline, 1-888-774-2900; Spanish: 1-844-831-9200

Sexual Assault (for women and men)
Statewide Hotline, 1-888-999-5545; Spanish: 1-888-568-8332

Shelters and Emergency Housing
Connecticut 211, dial 211, select option 3 and then option 1

Suicide Prevention
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, 211


AFFORDABLE HOUSING
Connecticut 211
NeighborWorks New Horizons


CHILD ABUSE AND NEGLECT
Careline, 1-800-842-2288


COUNSELING AND MENTAL HEALTH FOR CHILDREN & ADULTS
EMPS, Dial 211
BHCare 
Branford Counseling Center
Clifford Beers Clinic
Guilford Youth & Family Services 
Madison Youth & Family Services


DIVORCE SUPPORT FOR WOMEN
Women & Family Life Center 


DOMESTIC VIOLENCE

CCADV (CT Coalition Against Domestic Violence), 1-888-774-2900; 1-844-831-9200 espanol
For 24/7 crisis services across Connecticut, call the Hotline.

Umbrella Center for Domestic Violence Services, 1-203-736-9944
For 24/7 crisis services in the Guilford area, call Umbrella Center, which services the Guilford area (if you call the CCADV hotline, they will transfer you to Umbrella Center)

Cherish Program for Seniors 
Clifford Beers Project CATCH
Neighborhood Victim Advocacy Program (of Family Centered Services of CT)


DONATIONS

Where can I donate used cell phones?

ANSONIA
My Sister’s Place 

BRANFORD
Branford Police Department  

GUILFORD
Women & Family Life Center gives used phones to the Umbrella Center for Domestic Violence Services

VARIOUS LOCATIONS
Cell Phones for Soldiers 

Where can I donate clothing?

ANSONIA
My Sister’s Place

BRANFORD
BHCare Clothing Bank
Teen Challenge Thrift Store

GUILFORD
Hole in the Wall

NEW HAVEN
Life Haven

VARIOUS LOCATIONS
Big Brothers/Big Sisters
Dress for Success
Save-A-Suit
Vietnam Veterans of America


IMMIGRANT & REFUGEE RESOURCES
CT Legal Services’ Immigrant Legal Advice Hotline, 1-800-798-0671
Integrated Refugee & Immigrant Services (IRIS)


LEGAL SERVICES
Women & Family Life Center
CT Legal Services’ Immigrant Legal Advice Hotline, 1-800-798-0671
New Haven County Bar Association
New Haven Legal Assistance Association, Inc.
Statewide Legal Services of CT, Inc.


SEXUAL ASSAULT
Connecticut Alliance to End Sexual Violence, 1-888-999-5545, 1-888-568-8332 Espanol
For 24/7 crisis services across Connecticut, call the Hotline.

Clifford Beers Project CATCH