DSS: Prevention Services

Prevention Services


Domestic Violence Shelters and Services

This program provides shelter services, including support staff, emergency food and living expenses and social services for victims of household abuse. It is also intended to reduce the incidence of household abuse through preventive education programs. The Department contracts with non-profit organizations to provide these services in their localities.

Shelter services are provided to victims of abuse and their children. Sixteen programs operate shelters around the state, offering stays up to 60 days. Two programs arrange emergency shelter in a private host home for up to 72 hours. Support services are provided to victims and their families that do not require emergency shelter. These services include telephone hotline crisis counseling, information and referral, and in-person counseling.

CT Coalition Against Domestic Violence Toll-Free 24-Hour Crisis Line: 


CT Coalition Against Domestic Violence (CCADV)


Teen Pregnancy Prevention Initiative (TPPI)

The purpose of the TPPI is to prevent first time pregnancies in at-risk teenagers. There are currently 17 TPPI contracts, which include 15 programs. The program serves approximately 750 individuals annually.

Family Planning

The purpose of the Family Planning Program is to provide comprehensive reproductive health care services to approximately 15,000 low-income Connecticut residents.

Contact Information to access all above programs is available by calling Infoline at 211.

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