Mission Overview
The Women's Center of Greater Danbury provides free and confidential services to prevent or lessen the trauma associated with domestic violence, sexual assault, and other major life transitions. Founded by volunteers in 1975 as a place where women could gather and explore ways to improve their lives, the Women's Center quickly evolved as volunteers responded to community needs. Today, as a professional social service agency, the Women's Center of Greater Danbury continues to rely on the commitment and financial support of its volunteers and members.

Located at 2 West Street in Danbury, CT the Women's Center serves thirteen towns in southwestern Connecticut: Bethel, Bridgewater, Brookfield, Danbury, Kent, New Fairfield, New Milford, Newtown, Redding, Ridgefield, Roxbury, Sherman, and Washington. The center provides safe haven and support to women, men, and children through its Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault, and Resource Services programs.

Elizabeth House is a shelter operated by the Women's Center of Greater Danbury for women and children fleeing from the imminent danger of violence in their own homes. It offers safety and support needed in times of crisis. During their stay, shelter residents receive crisis counseling, advocacy and assistance with rebuilding their lives, and planning a future that is violence-free.

Becoming Involved
FCC is involved with the Women's Center by providing groceries and gifts during the holidays, and is part of the network that answers emergency needs of the Women's Center and Elizabeth House. An example of this is providing furniture and household items for Elizabeth House residents who are leaving the shelter to move into independent living. If you are interested in helping the Women's Center of Greater Danbury or have other questions regarding The First Congregational Church's support of the Women's Center, please contact the church office at 203-438-8077 or complete our online form.

Financial Support
If you are interested in financially supporting the Women's Center of Greater Danbury, you can donate electronically or write a check in the amount you care to give to The First Congregational Church and note in the memo field the gift should be used toward Women's Center of Greater Danbury mission. The check can be placed in the offering plate at any worship service or can be mailed to the church office: The First Congregational Church, 103 Main Street, Ridgefield, CT 06877. 100% of your designated gift will be sent to the mission and all donations are fully tax deductible.

For more information on the Women's Center of Greater Danbury, go to www.womenscenterofgreaterdanbury.org