Thank you!

Trade Secrets is the primary fundraiser for Women’s Support Services. Your support helps adults and children who are victimized by domestic violence.

Our mission is to create a community free of domestic violence and abuse through intervention, prevention and education.

We offer free, confidential, client-centered services regardless of gender identification, focused on safety, support, advocacy, prevention education and community engagement.

24 HOUR HOTLINE: 860-364-1900


““The HEART group taught me to stop. To look in the current moment...and realize that what was done to me happened to me, but it's not defining my life now unless I let it.”

- Women’s Support Services Client -




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“Women’s Support Services has played a critical role in helping to ensure that our children develop the necessary skills to become healthy and empowered adults.”


- School Guidance Counselor -



We work with clients whether they choose to stay in the relationship or choose to leave.
All services are free and confidential.

  • Crisis Hotline—24-hours a day, 7 days-a-week

  • Emergency Shelter—Safe, confidential and caring.

  • Individual Support Counseling—for those directly or indirectly affected by abuse.

  • Child Advocacy—Individual support counseling for children and teens affected by abuse.

  • Support Groups—For those who are currently with, or who have left, an abusive partner.

  • Court Based Legal Advocacy—For victims of domestic violence in criminal and civil court




  • Prevention Education—Provided free of charge to all area schools and day care providers. This includes both private and public school settings, from pre-K through grade 12.

  • Community Education—Programs to local civic groups, religious organizations and area schools.

  • Professional Training—In-service training for professional service providers and volunteer training programs.

  • Volunteer Training—Certification as a domestic violence advocate in support of our mission.


Hotline: (860) 364-1900
Office: (860) 364-1080
Fax: (860) 364-5767

Located in Sharon, Connecticut and serving the towns of:


Canaan, Cornwall, Falls Village, Kent, Lakeville, Salisbury, Sharon,
and nearby New York and Massachusetts