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The Center for Empowerment and Education

Cause Area

  • Advocacy & Human Rights
  • Community
  • Crisis Support
  • Emergency & Safety
  • Homeless & Housing

Location

2 West St.Danbury, CT 06810 United States

Organization Information

Mission Statement

Our mission is to serve the needs of individuals, families and the community with prevention, crisis intervention and support services with regard to domestic violence, sexual assault and other major life crises. We achieve this mission through our strongly committed team of dedicated staff, direct service and board of director volunteers, and with the help of our many partners, from individuals and governments to local nonprofits and corporations. Together, they help us to sustain the provision of high quality, professional services for all who turn to us for help, 24 hours per day, 7 days per week.

Description

The Center for Empowerment and Education helps save and rebuild lives and create safer communities.

Since our founding in 1975, The Center for Empowerment and Education has been a safe haven as the sole provider of services to victims of domestic and sexual violence in the Northern Fairfield and Southern Litchfield County areas.

Each year, the Center serves over 30,000 individuals from our area communities. Our free and confidential services are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. The Center’s key areas of focus include emergency shelter and support services, counseling and advocacy, crisis intervention, and community education, primary prevention and training.

All funds provided to the Center support our critically needed domestic violence, sexual assault and resource services for adults and children in our 13-town service area, including: Bethel, Bridgewater, Brookfield, Danbury, Kent, New Fairfield, New Milford, Newtown, Redding, Ridgefield, Roxbury, Sherman, and Washington.

The Center is a member of the Connecticut Coalition Against Domestic Violence (CCADV) and The Connecticut Alliance to End Sexual Violence.

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