• What We Do In Schools:
    In an effort to decrease violence, the Womens Center of SECT has been partnering with the Groton Public Schools for over 17 years. Since 1993, our Violence is Preventable program (V.I.P.) has been offered in Grotons Elementary and Middle Schools. The goal of V.I.P. is to increase every childs ability to solve lifes problems without violence. We do this by focusing on four core components:
    1. Empathy Training
    2. Communication
    3. Anger Management
    4. Problem Solving

    The impact of violence on the lives of local youth is a significant problem. According to a survey administered by the Womens Center in 2009, one in four students reported being bullied during the last school year and 18% say they have experienced emotional abuse at the hands of their boyfriend or girlfriend.


    At Fitch High School, the Womens Center provides a Healthy Relationship Program designed to address the issues of teen dating violence, sexual harassment and sexual assault. Our program strives to provide students with the knowledge and skills they need to identify the warning signs of abuse and keep themselves and their friends safe.   

    What We Do In The Community:

    The Womens Center of SECT is committed to providing services to those affected by sexual assault and domestic violence. We offer a variety of support services and advocacy. If you know someone whose life is being affected by sexual assault and/or domestic violence, please call our 24hr hotline at: 860.701.6000.


    How You Can Help:

    In order to make Southeastern Connecticut a safer place for every family to thrive and grow, we need your assistance. There are many ways for you to join our efforts:

    • Volunteer: volunteer orientations are held monthly; contact Melva at: (860) 447-0366 x212 for more information.
    • Donate household items including clothing, bedding and toiletries for women and children in need; see the current wish list on www.womenscenterofsect.org.
    • Come on a tour! To build awareness about our work throughout the community, the Womens Center offers Safe Harbor: An Hour with the Womens Center twice a month; contact Emma: at (860) 447-0366 x203 for more information.
    • Make a financial contribution. The Womens Center relies on the generosity of our community to do our work. 


    To find out more about the services we offer and what you can do to help, contact us at: 860.447.0366 x203 and visit our website at:  www.womenscenterofsect.org