To save time we are narrowing the search for you. Services such as shelters, sober living homes, and support groups are, in many cases, gender-specific.
For this reason, we have created separate pages, one for men, and one for women. There is also a page just for members of the LGBTQ+ community to search for services. Fairfield County is made up of the following cities and towns:
Bridgeport, Brookfield, Cos Cob, Danbury, Darien, Easton, Fairfield, Georgetown, Greenwich, Hawleyville, Monroe, New Canaan, New Fairfield, Newtown, Norwalk, Old Greenwich, Redding, Redding Center, Redding Ridge, Ridgefield, Riverside, Sandy Hook, Shelton, Sherman, Southport, Stamford, Stratford, Trumbull, Weston, Westport & Wilton
Bridgeport Rescue Mission – Guest House for Women and Children: Open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, our comfortable shelter provides the essentials of safe lodging, nourishing food and needed clothing for displaced women with children. Women receive case management support and access to our Learning Center and work-training program to expand their education and employment opportunities. Our ultimate goal is to help homeless and hurting women gain long-term stability and a better life for their families and to provide children with a safe, nurturing environment to prevent generational homelessness.
Location: Bridgeport, CT
Bipolar Moms Support Group – Facebook Group: If you’re a mom and you have bipolar disorder then you’re in the right place! I want you to feel like you can be honest here. Everyone else here has the same thing. If anyone can understand you it’ll be us!
Harmony House, A Family & Children’s Aid Program: provides temporary round the clock housing for up to 16 homeless mothers and their children. Residents stay for an average of 90 days. Harmony House empowers women by providing them with the skills and resources needed to maintain a more stable life for their families and achieve the goal of living independently. FCA staff works with the mothers to help them gain employment, further their education and develop the necessary skills to live independently.
Location: Danbury, CT
Kathie’s Place – Center for Family Justice: a domestic violence safe home for adults and children fleeing their abusive situation. Our Crisis counselor/advocates offer support in a secure, non-judgmental environment where families, individuals and children can learn to keep themselves safe, access appropriate services, and work toward an independent living situation.
Kathie’s Place has 15-beds and offers up to 60 days of emergency shelter for women and children. Residents receive advocacy and counseling services from the staff both at The Center and the safe house. Weekly house meetings are held at the safe house and activities are planned regularly for the children.
Location: Bridgeport, CT
Leaving Abuse Behind Forever – Transforming Trauma: This Facebook Group is for women who have experienced sexual/emotional/mental abuse in their lives. This is a group created with the intention of holding a space for women to share their healing process, share their wisdom and their intention to move past the trauma and pain their abuse has caused and continues to cause in their lives.
Malta House, Inc. RESIDENTIAL PROGRAM: We promote the dignity of God-given life by providing a nurturing home environment, support services and independent living skills to pregnant and parenting mothers of all faiths and their children.
Location: Norwalk, CT
Postpartum Support International- Connecticut Chapter (PSI-CT): is a chapter of Postpartum Support International. PSI-CT works to increase support and provide resources for women and their families during pregnancy and the postpartum period (also known as the perinatal period), to increase awareness of the mental health challenges related to childbearing and parenting, and to provide perinatal mental training for childbirth professionals.
Smokefree.gov – SmokefreeWomen: A Web site that helps women quit smoking. Women face unique challenges when quitting smoking. This site addresses these challenges by providing information and tools that specifically address women’s experiences as they become smokefree.
Location: Statewide Access
Women’s Advice group and Mental Health Support – Facebook Group: We offer a judgement free safe space for women worldwide, who need support or advice or just a safe space to talk, we are here to show you are not alone, and there is support and someone always there if you need it, we offer a range of things on the group,including anonymous posts,their is always lots of support from admins and members.
Women’s Center: 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.
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.
Domestic Violence Hotline: (203) 731-5206
Sexual Assault Hotline: (203) 731-5204
Location: Danbury, CT