Women's Informational Services (WISE)

Programs & Services
For 40 years, Women's Informational Services (WISE) has been committed to the mission of empowering victims of domestic and sexual violence to become safe and self-reliant through crisis intervention and support services. WISE also advances social justice through community education, training and public policy. Through our domestic and sexual violence programs, WISE provides: 24-hour crisis intervention, advocacy and support services to victim-survivors of domestic and sexual violence and their loved ones.

The WISE Prevention and Education Program seeks to raise community understanding of domestic and sexual violence by working with local services providers and educating middle and high-school aged youth about healthy relationships.

Services Provided to Hartford Residents
WISE provides a full range of services to Hartford residents through including access to our:
  • 24-hour crisis line
  • Emergency shelter
  • Information and referral and facilitated support groups
  • Medical, legal and social services advocacy
Our prevention and education program also provides educational violence prevention programming to students and staff in 6 local school districts including the Dresden School District.

In the last fiscal year WISE provided services to 1,049 new clients. Of these clients, 155 are known to be Hartford residents, many of whom continued to work with WISE throughout the year. All of these Hartford residents accessed WISE through our 24-hour crisis line, receiving services such as crisis counseling and support, assistance in filing for a restraining order, and referrals and advocacy in connecting with other community services.

Thank You
The WISE Board of Directors, staff and volunteers would like to thank the residents of Hartford, on behalf of many victim-survivors of domestic and sexual violence, for your on-going support of our programs and services.