Safe Haven offers age appropriate supportive counseling to children who have been sexually abused. The child advocate also provides services at local schools and social service agencies upon request. Art therapy is also available to children who have been abused.
Safe Haven offers individual counseling to rape victims and incest survivors. Safe Haven also offers a variety of support groups for survivors. These include a group for incest survivors, parents of children who have been sexually abused and a group for male survivors. Safe Haven also offers groups at local social service agencies who have a population of sexual assault victims.
Safe Haven staff will accompany a victim to the police and courts to provide support and advocacy.
Safe Haven has a protocol with both St. Mary’s and Waterbury Hospitals that offers victims the support of a Safe Haven counselor after a sexual assault. The counselor meets the client at the hospital and provides support and advocacy to both the victim and family members. The staff brings along new clothing and underwear for the victim to wear home from the hospital.
Court advocates may be reached Monday – Friday from 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. at 203-236-8077 or 203-236-8078.