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Domestic Violence Help

Soundview Medical Associates is dedicated to treating all aspects of our patients’ health. Domestic Violence has a damaging effect on the physical and mental well being of its victims. Our physicians and staff are always available to any patients who are in need of guidance and support, but if you or someone you know has an immediate need please use these websites for local help.

What is domestic violence?

Under Connecticut law, family violence (a.k.a. domestic violence) is defined as an incident between family or household members that either results in a physical injury or causes fear that a physical injury is going to happen. Verbal abuse by itself is not considered family violence. For verbal abuse to be considered family violence there must be imminent danger and that physical violence will likely occur. Discipline of children by their parents or guardians is not family violence unless the child is abused. Although there is no separate crime of family violence, certain crimes (for example, assault, kidnapping, and sexual assault) can be charged as a family violence offense. A criminal charge that includes family violence in the charge may be a misdemeanor or a felony, depending on the circumstances of the case.

For More Information

Domestic Violence Crisis Center

The Domestic Violence Crisis Center, www.dvccct.org is the only domestic violence agency servicing the cities and towns of Stamford, Norwalk, Westport, New Canaan, Darien, Wilton, and Weston and is part of an 18 member statewide coalition, The Connecticut Coalition Against Domestic Violence (CCADV)


Esperanza CT

www.esperanzact.org es un centro de servicio completo en español las 24 horas del dia, atravez de una exclusiva linea telefonica en español y un sitio web; Este servicio esta diseñado para víctimas de violencia doméstica que hablan español.


National Domestic Violence Hotline

The National Domestic Violence Hotline, www.thehotline.org is the only center in the nation that has access to service providers and shelters across the US. Their web site is very user friendly and easy to navigate. You can also chat with Hotline Advocates everyday from 8 AM to 3 AM.