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in their shoes

(“In Their Shoes” an art exhibition at Lyman Allyn Art Museum by artists Pamela Pike Gordinier and Julia Pavone)

In Their Shoes, an artists call to action. 

How can a pair of shoes bring awareness and change for victims of domestic violence? In the art installation by Pamela Pike Gordinier and Julia Pavone at Lyman Allyn Art Museum in New London, CT, the artists used a new pair of shoes as a metaphor for transformation; a journey of fear to hope for victims of domestic violence. Join us as we take a stand against domestic violence in honor of “In Their Shoes” by making a donation to support the many women, children, and men impacted by domestic violence and sexual assault.



Honor a Man in your life!

This Father’s Day give the gift that will make a difference. This year to celebrate Father’s Day and to show support for the Men Against Domestic Violence Campaign, we are asking you to nominate a male role model in your life. For just $25 you can nominate your  father, brother, uncle, grandfather, son, or friend and their name will be placed in an ad on Father’s Day, Sunday June 18th 2017, in The Day Newspaper and The Norwich Bulletin as being a man against domestic violence, sexual assault, stalking, and trafficking.

To make your contribution go to or you can mail a check made payable to Safe Futures, 16 Jay Street New London, CT 06320. Please be sure to submit the name of the nominated person with your donation. Submit your donation by June 9th to ensure participation in the local papers.


Honor Someone Special 

Honor someone with a lasting gift – an inscribed brick that helps create a Pathway to a Safe Future!  Each brick donation supports our endowment.  Click here for more information.

Thanks to the Southeastern CT Women’s NETWORK for its launch of this important campaign!

We are celebrating our 40th year!

Check in frequently to learn about what special activities and events we have coming up.

Founded in 1976 as the Women’s Center of Southeastern Connecticut , Safe Futures began as an information and referral service for women entering the workforce.  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.  Safe Futures also provides counseling and advocacy, case management, court advocacy, support groups, and educational programs for schools and community groups.  All 21 towns in New London County are served by the agency.


Welcome to Safe Futures, where we save lives, restore hope, and change the future for those impacted by domestic violence and sexual assault in southeastern Connecticut.