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A great deal of support on both the local and national levels is available to University of Bridgeport students and all Bridgeport residents who struggle with sexual assault and/or sexuality issues. Connect, learn, heal, and grow through the compilation of resources below.

Community Resources

Bridgeport Hospital

Bridgeport Hospital is a private, not-for-profit acute care hospital. The following services are provided for sexual assault victims:

  • Referrals to The Center for Family Justice for crisis and counseling services
  • Emergency Room nurses have been trained to administer the Sexual Assault Evidence Collection Kit
  • HIV/STI testing if necessary
  • Plan B (morning-after pill) is offered 

267 Grant St.
Bridgeport, CT 06610
203-384-3000

Bridgeport Police Department

The Bridgeport Police Department is dedicated to serving the community through the protection of life and property and the prevention of crime. The police and the community are accountable to each other and will work together for the purpose of ensuring the highest quality of life and to enforce the law, maintain order, educate the public, and provide public assistance with respect, dignity, and equality while maintaining the highest standards of professional ethics and integrity.

300 Congress St
Bridgeport, CT
203-581-5100

Center for Family Justice, Inc.

The Center for Family Justice uses a coordinated approach to offer services designed to break the cycle of violence in a safe place, under one roof. Counselors, client advocates, law enforcement, prosecutors, and civil/legal providers work together to streamline how they help people heal while reducing costs.

753 Fairfield Avenue
Bridgeport, Connecticut 06604
203-334-6154

Connecticut Alliance to End Sexual Violence

The Connecticut Alliance to End Sexual Violence (The Alliance) is a statewide alliance of individual sexual assault crisis programs. The Alliance works to end sexual violence through victim assistance, community education, and public policy advocacy.

96 Pitkin Street
East Hartford, CT  06108
860-282-9881

Planned Parenthood

Bridgeport Center offers the following services related to the testing and treatment of sexually transmitted diseases (STDs):

  • STD testing, diagnosis and treatment
  • STD prevention, including: condoms, HPV vaccine (Gardasil), hepatitis B vaccine, STD/safer sex education
  • STD screening (no symptoms) for women and men is available on a walk-in basis during business hours

211 State St.
Bridgeport, CT 06604
(203) 366-0664

St. Vincent’s Medical Center

St. Vincent’s Medical Center in Bridgeport, Conn. is a 473-bed community teaching and referral hospital, providing a full range of inpatient and outpatient services. The following services are provided for sexual assault victims:

  • Referrals to The Center for Family Justice for crisis and counseling services
  • Emergency Room nurses are trained to administer the Sexual Assault Evidence Collection Kit
  • HIV/STI testing if necessary
  • Plan B (morning-after pill) is not offered due to religious affiliation

2800 Main St.
Bridgeport, CT 06606
203-576-6000

Triangle Community Center

Triangle Community Center is Fairfield County’s leading provider of LGBT programming and resources to nurture growth and connection within the community. Triangle Community Center (TCC) is the only organization focused exclusively on the LGBTQ community in Fairfield County, which is a community at much greater risk of isolation, discrimination, suicide, substance abuse, and HIV/AIDS than its peers. TCC hosts groups and programs that provide health and human services to the LGBTQ community in Fairfield County and works closely with Mid-Fairfield AIDS Project and World Health Clinicians on HIV/AIDS-related outreach, testing initiatives, and creating a more informed and healthy LGBTQ community.

618 West Ave.
Norwalk, CT 06850
203-853-0600

National Resources

Loveisrespect

Loveisrespect is a project of the National Domestic Violence Hotline and Break the Cycle. By combining their resources and capacity, they are reaching more people, building more healthy relationships and saving more lives. Loveisrespect.org is designed to:

  • Create the ultimate resource for fostering healthy dating attitudes and relationships
  • Provide a safe space for young people to access information and get help in an environment that is designed specifically for them
  • Ensure confidentiality and trust so young people feel safe and supported — online and off

Loveisrespect.org is the ultimate resource to engage, educate, and empower youth and young adults to prevent and end abusive relationships.

National Domestic Violence Hotline

The National Domestic Violence Hotline operates around the clock, seven days a week, is confidential and free of cost, and provides lifesaving tools and immediate support to enable victims to find safety and live lives free of abuse. Callers to the Hotline at 1-800-799-SAFE (7233) can expect highly-trained, experienced advocates to offer compassionate support, crisis intervention information, and referral services in over 170 languages. Visitors to this site can find information about domestic violence, safety planning, local resources, and ways to support the organization.

The Hotline is part of the largest nationwide network of programs and expert resources and regularly shares insight about domestic violence with government officials, law enforcement agencies, media, and the general public. The National Domestic Violence Hotline is a non-profit organization established in 1996 as a component of the Violence against Women Act (VAWA).

National Resource Center on Domestic Violence (NRCDV)

Since 1993, the National Resource Center on Domestic Violence (NRCDV) has been a comprehensive source of information for those wanting to educate themselves and help others on the many issues related to domestic violence.

Today, through its many key initiatives such as VAWnet, Women of Color Network, the Domestic Violence Awareness Project, and Building Comprehensive Solutions to Domestic Violence, NRCDV works tirelessly to improve community response to domestic violence and, ultimately, prevent its occurrence. Our comprehensive technical assistance, training, and resource development are just a few examples of the many ways in which NRCDV broadly serves those dedicated to ending domestic violence in relationships and communities.

National Sexual Violence Resource Center (NSVRC)

The National Sexual Violence Resource Center (NSVRC) opened in July 2000 as a national information and resource hub relating to all aspects of sexual violence. Founded by the Pennsylvania Coalition against Rape, the oldest and one of the largest state sexual assault coalitions, the NSVRC is funded through a cooperative agreement from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Division of Violence Prevention. The NSVRC’s Mission is to provide leadership in preventing and responding to sexual violence through collaboration, sharing and creating resources, and promoting research.

RAINN (Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network)

RAINN (Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network) is the nation’s largest anti-sexual violence organization and was named one of “America’s 100 Best Charities” by Worth magazine. RAINN created and operates the National Sexual Assault Hotline (800.656.HOPE and online.rainn.org) in partnership with more than 1,100 local rape crisis centers across the country as well as the DoD Safe Helpline for the Department of Defense. RAINN also carries out programs to prevent sexual violence, help victims, and ensure that rapists are brought to justice.  

 

Trevor Project

The Trevor Project was founded in 1998 by the creators of the Academy Award®-winning short film TREVOR, and is the leading national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning (LGBTQ) young people ages 13-24.

CONTACT INFORMATION

  • Gwaina Wauldon, M.S., J.D.
    Title IX Coordinator

  • Carstensen Hall
    174 University Avenue, Room 115
    Bridgeport, CT 06604

  • (203) 576-4454

  • titleix@bridgeport.edu