Safe Futures makes this a safer place

Southeastern Connecticut is truly fortunate to have this forward-thinking, action-oriented agency serving the residents of 21 towns in the region. We congratulate Safe Futures on its longevity and urge continued community support for the vital services the agency provides.

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A ‘softer landing’ for victims of domestic violence in Eastern Connecticut

Safe Futures Executive Director Katherine Verano reveals the site of the agency’s future Family Justice Center and fills us in on the progress of her dream to provide a place where victims will receive wraparound services.

Listen to this podcast interview on The Day.

CT domestic violence shelters struggling, some seeing ‘more severe abuse’

Katherine Verano is wrestling with an 830 percent increase in costs compared with last year for hoteling victims of domestic violence during the coronavirus pandemic.
Read more on The New Haven Register.

As pandemic grinds on, domestic violence shelters grapple with budget gaps and growing needs

Throughout the state, the 18 nonprofits that make up a network of service providers for domestic violence victims are seeing a combined $350,000 gap in their budgets as of Sept. 1, primarily due to increased hotel costs.
Read more on WNPR.

Safe Futures assembles team, seeks New London location for family justice center Local News

During phone interviews Thursday, each member of the newly assembled family justice center team seemed more excited than the last about being part of Safe Futures’ ambitious project.
Read more on The Day.

Safe Futures annual Safe Walk fundraiser goes virtual

Because it’s a virtual event, participants in Safe Futures 4K Your Way Safe Walk can do the 4-kilometer distance how they choose between Oct. 1 and 4.
Read more on The Day.

Cheeseman: Domestic violence an ‘urgent’ matter for special session Local News

Calling her proposal “Safe Haven,” for Supply Additional Funds Enabling Help for All Victims Now, State Rep. Holly Cheeseman said at the very least, domestic violence agencies need an additional $250,000 to pay for hotel rooms for victims and their…
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How domestic violence victims in CT can get help during the pandemic

CONNECTICUT (WTNH) — One unfortunate trend seen with the pandemic is a rise in domestic violence. With Governor Ned Lamont’s Stay Safe, Stay Home order in effect, that trend is true for Connecticut as well.

The ugly reality: domestic violence incidents increasing during coronavirus crisis

Safe Futures is seeing escalating violence against victims who are trapped at home with their abusers.

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Agencies brace for possible uptick in domestic violence as COVID-19 pandemic sets in

The reassuring message from Safe Futures of New London and other agencies is that help for victims is available around the clock.
Read more on The Day.

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