Safe Futures CT, Inc. Is Providing “Safe Houses” in Southeastern Connecticut

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October is domestic violence awareness month and one organization helping victims both men and women, is Safe Futures CT in southeastern Connecticut. It’s celebrating 40 years of helping others. They’re saving lives. They provide save homes for adults and children and even pets. They help individuals plan, so if they have to leave a dangerous situation they will know immediately what to do. The organization helps thousands of people every year sort out their lives. Executive Director, Catherine Zeiner says 38-percent of the homeless in southeastern Connecticut are not in their homes because of domestic violence, a staggering statistic. If you need guidance there is a 24-7 Hotline and that number is: 888-774-2900.

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If you would like to help Safe Futures CT here is a list of items they can use for their clients year ’round.

In order to provide the best service and quality of life to those receiving our services, we welcome donations of:

Gift cards empower our clients to make their own choices and provide for their children.  Grocery store, drug store, gas cards and phone cards are most needed.

Personal Care Items:Ladies First

  • Shampoo and conditioner (for all hair types)
  • Deodorant
  • Toothpaste and toothbrushes
  • Body lotion and body wash (for all skin types)
  • Hairbrushes, combs, hair gel, spray (for all hair types)
  • Diapers & wipes
  • Sanitary supplies (tampons, pads, etc.)

Household Items:

  • Area rugs (new or gently used)
  • Small kitchen appliances (microwaves, coffee pots, crock pots, toasters, etc.)
  • Laundry detergent and cleaning supplies
  • Night lights

For Women and Children (all sizes):

  • Warm socks, slippers
  • Underwear (new in the package)
  • Pajamas (new or gently used)
  • Seasonal clothing (new or gently used)

Linens (for Safe & Sound Sleep Sets):

  • Bed pillows
  • Twin sheets & blankets
  • Laundry bags or baskets (pop up or portable styles are great)
  • Bath towels, hand towels & washcloths