About Safe Futures

At Safe Futures, we save lives, restore hope, and change the future for people affected by domestic violence, sexual assault, stalking and trafficking in Southeastern Connecticut.


Safe Futures partners with the Connecticut Coalition Against Domestic Violence (CCADV) and the National Network to End Domestic Violence (NNEDV). Safe Futures is a Partner Agency of United Way. Our programs are funded in part by the State of Connecticut’s Departments of Social Service, Mental Health and Addiction Services, the Office of Violence Against Women (OVW), and the Office of Victim Services, Judicial Branch.

Our Mission

Safe Futures saves lives, restores hope and changes the future for victims of by domestic violence, sexual assault, stalking and trafficking in SECT.

Our Vision

Safe Futures serves all 21 communities in southeastern Connecticut to help assure:

  • Victims of domestic violence and sexual abuse receive the support and resources they need to create a new life.
  • Children and teens have a safe environment to learn how to establish healthy friendships and dating relationships.

Our Values

Safe Futures seeks in all our relationships to provide:

  • Compassion and respect.
  • Empowerment for victims to overcome their trauma.
  • Confidentiality and security for the people we serve.
  • Excellence in client programs, administration, and stewardship of contributions.
  • Partnership with our community.

In 2017, Safe Futures provided:

  • Direct services to help 6,865 victims of domestic abuse or sexual assault.
  • Emergency shelter for 156 women, children, and men in our Genesis House.
  • Transitional housing for 43 women and children in our Phoenix House.
  • Lethal Assessment counseling to 312 people considered at risk to become homicide victims.
  • Criminal and civil court support counseling to 3,300 victims.
  • Holiday gift-giving to 501 individuals, including 173 families, in our Holiday Wish List Program through the Safe Futures Donation Center.
  • Educational instruction to 5,515 children and teachers in 19 area schools.
  • Lethality Assessment training to 250 local law enforcement personnel.
  • Hotel stays for 496 safe nights to victims.