Safe Haven of Greater Waterbury


We Are Grateful

Safe Haven is grateful for you, the members of our community, who help us to continue to provide FREE confidential services to survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault in the Greater Waterbury area.

While 73% of our funding comes from state and federal sources, 27% is raised through contributions from United Ways, fundraising events, foundation grants and donations.

Your support will enable us to help a family member, friend, neighbor, or co-worker cope, feed their family, get to their next safe place, and for some, your support will literally save their life.

What Your Gifts Can Do

$1,000 provides one week of emergency shelter for a family; including food, clothing, personal items, counseling, advocacy and support groups

$500 provides 10 individual counseling session for survivors of domestic or sexual violence

$250 provides 5 individual sessions with a civil court advocate for assistance with restraining orders, custody issues or divorce

$75 provides an advocate to support a rape victim at the hospital

$50 provides a community education prevention program in a local school

$25 will buy bus passes or grocery cards for community clients

Safe Haven is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Gifts are tax deductible to the extent allowed by current tax law.

How To Give

Make checks payable to:

Safe Haven of Greater Waterbury
PO Box 1503
Waterbury, CT 06721-1503

Planned Giving

If you reached 70½ in 2020 or later, you must take your first Required Mandatory Distribution (“RMD”) from your IRA by April 1 of the year after you reach 72. Did you know that you could reduce your tax burden by donating part or all of the distribution to a qualified charity? One of the key benefits is that the donation counts towards your RMD and is excluded from your taxable income for the year. You can donate more than your RMD as long as you do not exceed $100,000 in a calendar year.

You may also want to consider naming Safe Haven in your will. This will help ensure that these critical services are available in the future.

Please discuss these options with your financial planner or tax advisor.