This realization lead to the opening of several safe houses, and eventually a permanent emergency shelter in 1978.
As demand for the Women’s Center’s services grew, so did its programs and expertise in the field of domestic violence.
In 2012, the Women’s Center changed its name to Safe Futures to better reflect those being served by the agency as well as its full scope of programs.
The name Safe Futures also ensures that everyone in southeastern Connecticut who can benefit by services will know that Safe Futures is here to help them.
Highlights: Today, Safe Futures operates two 24-hour hotlines, an emergency shelter and a transitional living program for families working to rebuild lives shattered by domestic violence or sexual assault.