NOTICE: As of January 27, 2020, the Office of the Secretary of the State has moved to 165 Capitol Avenue, Hartford.

 
 
 
Adress Confidentiality Program Safe at Home logo
 
 
 
The Address Confidentiality Program (ACP) provides services to victims of crime. The ACP became effective on January 1, 2004. Program participants are residents of the State of  Connecticut who have recently relocated and whose new location is unknown to the abuser and undocumented in government records. The goal of the Address Confidentiality Program is to help crime victims (family violence, sexual assault, injury or risk of injury to a minor, or stalking) keep their new address confidential.

The ACP offers its participants two services each of which helps keep the victim’s new location secret. One part is the participant’s use of an ACP substitute mailing address. The ACP provides cost-free mail forwarding services. The Office of the Secretary of the State serves as each program participant’s legal agent for service of process and receipt of first class mail. The second part of the program prevents public access to a participant’s actual address on government records including voter registry lists and keeps marriage records confidential.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
The ACP assigns each program participant a substitute address. The substitute address has no relation to a participant’s actual location. The ACP address is a post office box and fictitious street address in Hartford, Connecticut. All ACP participants use the same address. The program assigns each participant a certification code to help differentiate their mail. A program participant’s mail must include the corresponding certification code. Then the program forwards 1st class mail to each participant’s actual residential address.
 
The Secretary of the State issues certification cards to each program participant. The certification card includes the program participant’s name and signature, a certification code, the program address and the certification expiration date. When a program participant presents his/her certification card, public agencies (state and municipal) must accept the ACP substitute address as though it is a person’s actual residential address.
 
Program participants choose when to use the substitute address. They decide if and when they reveal their actual address to a government employee. When an ACP participant chooses to reveal his/her actual address, the public agency is not legally obligated to keep that information confidential. In unusual situations, an agency may petition the Office of the Secretary of the State for an exemption to the ACP laws. If the Office of the Secretary of the State grants the agency an ACP exemption, program participants involved with that agency may have to reveal their actual location. Prior to granting an exemption, the Secretary of the State shall notify the program participant of the exemption, including the name of the agency and the reason(s) for the exemption. The Secretary of the State may not make any records in a program participant’s file, other than the program address, available for inspection or copying except: (1) when a written request is made by the head of a law enforcement agency or the State Elections Enforcement Commission; (2) when directed by court order to release the information; and (3) when the program participant’s certification has been cancelled. The Secretary of the State will, however respond to written requests to verify if a person is or is not a current program participant.
 
 
 
 
An ACP participant, may present their certification card and request that their marriage records be kept confidential; their street and house number not be listed on a voter registry list; or that an agency use their program address in lieu of their confidential address. Marriage records and voter addresses will be kept confidential and will not be made available for inspection or copying except when: requested by a law enforcement agency; directed by court order; or notified by the Secretary of the State that the program participant’s certification has been cancelled. Agencies will accept and use the program address as the program participant’s residential, work or school address, in lieu of the participant’s confidential address, unless the agency receives an exemption from the Secretary of the State.
 
 
 
 
 
The Address Confidentiality Program provides substitute address services to residents of Connecticut. An applicant must be a victim of family violence, injury or risk of injury to a child, sexual assault or stalking, who has permanently and confidentially moved away from their abuser. Men, women and children can participate in the program. Participants complete applications through a community based domestic violence or sexual assault crisis program. These programs are located throughout the state. The application process involves meeting with an application assistant and receiving orientation information about the program. Application Assistants send the completed applications to the ACP office. The ACP office reviews the applications then assigns the ACP substitute address, certification code and creates an ACP Certification Card.
 
 
 
 

List of Entities that Employ Application Assistants

The following locations serve multiple areas: 

 

CONNECTICUT SEXUAL ASSAULT CRISIS SERVICES (CONNSACS)

96 Pitkin Street, East Hartford, CT 06108

Phone: 860-282-9881     |     Fax: 860-291-9335

           
CONNSACS - MEMBER PROGRAMS

BRIDGEPORT

  Center for Women and Families E. Fairfield County Inc. Rape Crisis Services

753 Fairfield Ave, Bridgeport, CT 06604

Phone: (203) 334-6154     |     Fax: (203) 579-8882     |     Email: CWFServices@cwfefc.org

Hotline: (203) 333-2233     |      24 hrs: (203) 384-9559

(Serving: Bridgeport, Easton, Fairfield, Monroe, Stratford, Trumbull)            

DANBURY

Women’s Center Women’s Center of Greater Danbury Sexual Assault Crisis Services

2 West Street, Danbury, CT 06810

Phone: (203) 731-5200     |     Fax: (203) 731-5207     |      Email: womens.cntr@snet.net  

Hotline: (203) 731-5206 or (203) 731-5204 

(Serving: Bethel, Bridgewater, Brookfield, Danbury, New Fairfield, New Milford, Newtown, Redding, Ridgefield, Roxbury, Sandy Hook, Sherman, West Redding)

HARTFORD

YWCA of New Britain Hartford Sexual Assault Crisis Services            

175 Main Street, Hartford, CT 06106

Phone: (860) 241-9217     |     Fax: (860) 547-0775

Hotline: (860) 547-1022 

(Serving: Andover, Avon, Bloomfield, Bolton, Broad Brook, Canton, Collinsville, East Granby, East Hartford, East Windsor, Ellington, Enfield, Farmington, Glastonbury, Granby, Hartland, Hartford, Hebron, Manchester, Marlborough, Newington, North Canton, North Granby, Rocky Hill, Simsbury, Somers, South Glastonbury, South Windsor, Stafford, Stafford Springs, Suffield, Tolland, Vernon, Weatogue, West Granby, West Hartford, West Hartland, West Simsbury, Wethersfield, Windsor, Windsor Locks)

MIDDLETOWN     |     MERIDEN     |      NEW HAVEN

Women & Families Center 169 Colony Street, Meriden, CT 06451

Phone: (203) 235-9297     |     Fax: (203) 237-7571     |     www.womenfamilies.com

Hotline: 888-999-5545 or 888-568-8332

 

 

100 Riverview Center, Suite 274, Middletown, CT 06457

Phone: (860) 344-1474 | Fax: 860-346-5705

Hotline: (203) 389-9700

 

 

1440 Whalley Avenue, New Haven, CT 06515

Phone: (203) 389-5010 | Fax: (203) 389-5595

Hotline: (203) 389-9700


(Serving: Bethany, Branford, Centerbrook, Cheshire, Chester, Clinton, Cobalt, Cromwell, Deep River, Durham, East Haddam, East Hampton, East Haven, Essex, Guilford, Haddam, Hamden, Higganum, Ivoryton, Killingworth, Madison, Meriden, Middlefield, Middletown, Moodus, New Haven, Niantic, North Branford, North Haven, Old Saybrook, Portland, Rockfall, Stony Creek, Wallingford, Westbrook, Yalesville, Woodbridge)

MILFORD

Rape Crisis Center of Milford

70 West River Street, Milford, CT 06460

Phone: (203) 874-8712     |     Fax: (203) 878-6450            

Hotline: (203) 878-1212  

(Serving: Ansonia, Derby, Milford, Orange, Seymour, Shelton, West Haven)

NEW BRITAIN

YWCA of New Britain New Britain Sexual Assault Crisis Services

22 Glen Street, P.O Box 2545, New Britain, CT 06050-2545

Phone: (860) 225-4681     |     Fax: (860) 225-7443     |     Email: nbsacs@snet.net

Hotline: (860) 223-1787

(Serving: Berlin, Bristol, Burlington, New Britain, Plainville, Plymouth, Southington, Milldale, Plantsville, Terryville, Unionville)

 

STAMFORD

The Rowan Center

1111 Summer Street, Suite 202 Stamford, CT 06905        

Phone: (203) 348-9346     |     Email: info@therowancenter.org  

Website: www.therowancenter.org  

Hotline: (203) 329-2929

(Serving: Darien, Greenwich, New Canaan, Norwalk, Stamford, Weston, Westport, Wilton)            

TORRINGTON

Susan B. Anthony Project, Inc.

179 Water Street, P.O. Box 846, Torrington, CT 06790  

Phone: (860) 489-3798     |     Fax: (860) 482-6268

Hotline: (860) 482-7133

(Serving: Barkhamstead, Canaan, Colebrook, Cornwall, Falls Village, Goshen, Harwinton, Kent, Lakeville, Litchfield, Morris, New Hartford, New Preston, Norfolk, North Canaan, Salisbury, Sharon, South Kent, Torrington, Washington, Washington Depot, Warren, West Cornwall, Winchester, Winchester Center, Winsted)

WATERBURY

Safe Haven of Greater Waterbury            

29 Central Ave., P.O. Box 1503, Waterbury, CT 06721

Phone: (203) 753-3613     |     Fax: (203) 574-3306

Hotline: (203) 753-3613

(Serving: Beacon Falls, Bethlehem, Middlebury, Naugatuck, Oakville, Oxford, Prospect, South Britain, Southbury, Thomaston, Waterbury, Watertown, Wolcott, Woodbury)

 

WILLIMANTIC     |     NEW LONDON

Sexual Assault Crisis Center of Eastern Connecticut

P.O. Box 2490 South Park Street, Willimantic, CT 06226

Phone: (860) 456-3595 and (860) 423-7673     |     Fax: (860) 423-4461     |     Email: weconect@snet.net

Hotline: (860) 456-2789 

 

78 Howard St, 2nd floor New London, CT 06320

Phone: (860) 442-0604

Hotline: (860) 437-7766

(Serving: Ashford, Ballouville, Bozrah, Brooklyn, Canterbury, Colchester, Columbia, Coventry, Danielson, Dayville, East Lyme, Eastford, Franklin, Gales Ferry, Griswold, Grosvenor Dale, Groton, Jewett City, Killingly, Lebanon, Ledyard, Lisbon, Lyme, Mansfield Center, Mansfield, Mashantucket, Montville, Moosup, Mystic, New London, Niantic, Noank, North Franklin, North Grosvenor Dale, North Stonington, Norwich, Oakdale, Old Lyme, Old Mystic, Pawcatuck, Plainfield, Pomfret Center, Pomfret, Preston, Putnam, Salem, Scotland, South Woodstock, Sprague, Sterling, Stonington, Storrs, Taftville, Thompson, Uncasville, Union, Voluntown, Waterford, Wauregan, West Mystic, Willington, Windham,  Woodstock, Woodstock Valley)

CONNECTICUT COALITION AGAINST DOMESTIC VIOLENCE

 912 Silas Deane Hwy. Lower Level, Wethersfield, CT 06109

Phone: (860) 282-7899 | Website: www.ctcadv.org

24 Hour Hotline:

1 (888) 774-2900 (English)

1 (844) 831-9200 (Español)

(The Hotline will connect you with the Domestic Violence program nearest you.)


           

MEMBER PROGRAMS

ANSONIA

Umbrella Center for Domestic Violence Services

158 Main Street, Ansonia, CT 06401

Phone: (203) 736 2601     |     Fax: (203) 736-2910

Hotline: (203) 736-9944 

 

 BRIDGEPORT

The Center for Women Family Justice

753 Fairfield Avenue, Bridgeport, CT 06604

Phone: (203) 334-6154     |     Fax: (203) 579-8882

Hotline: (203) 384-9559

 

DANBURY

Women’s Center

2 West Street, Danbury, CT 06810

Phone: (203) 731-5200     |     Fax (203) 731-5207

Hotline: (203) 731-5206  

 

DAYVILLE

Domestic Violence Program United Services, Inc.

1007 North Main Street, Dayville, CT 06241

Phone: (860) 774-7243     |     Fax: (860) 779-1694

Hotline: (860) 774-8648

 

 ENFIELD

The Network 139 Hazard Ave., Bldg. #3-9 Enfield, CT 06082-4583

Phone: (860) 763-7430     |     Fax: (860) 763-7436

Hotline: (860) 763-4542

 

 GREENWICH

Domestic Abuse Service Greenwich YMCA

259 E. Putnam Ave., Greenwich, CT 06830

Phone: (203) 869-6501 ext. 170     |     Fax (203) 618-9464

Hotline: (203) 622-0003

 

HARTFORD

Interval House

P.O. Box 340207, Hartford, CT 06134-0207

Phone: (860) 246-9149     |     Fax: (860) 247-2042

Hotline: (860) 527-0550 

 

MERIDEN

Chrysalis Domestic Violence Services

14 West Street, Meriden, CT 06451

Phone: (203) 630-1638     |     Fax (203) 237-1097

Hotline: (203) 238-1501

 

MIDDLETOWN

New Horizons

P.O. Box 1036, Middletown, CT 06457-1036

Phone: (860) 344-9599     |     Fax (860) 344-9953

Hotline: (860) 347-3044

 

 NEW BRITAIN

Prudence Crandall Center Inc.

P.O. Box 895, New Britain, CT 06050-0895

Phone: (860) 225-5187 | Fax (860) 826-4994

Hotline: (860) 225-6357

 

NORTH HAVEN

Umbrella Center for Domestic Violence Services

127 Washington Ave. East Building, 2nd Floor, North Haven, CT 06473

Phone: (203) 736-2601     |     Fax (203) 562-9450

Hotline: (203) 789-8104
 

NEW LONDON

Safe Futures

16 Jay Street, New London, CT 06320-5910

Phone: (860) 447-0366     |     Fax: (860) 440-3327

Hotline: (860) 701-6000
 

NORWALK

Domestic Violence Crisis Center

16 River Street, 1st Floor, Norwalk, CT 06850

Phone: (203) 853-0418 | Fax: (203) 852-6729

Hotline: (203) 852-1980
             

SHARON

Women’s Support Services

158 Gay Street, P.O. Box 341, Sharon, CT 06069

Phone: (860) 364-1080     |     Fax: (860) 364-5767

Hotline: (860) 364-1900
 

STAMFORD

Domestic Violence Crisis Center

1111 Summer Street, Ste. 203, Stamford, CT 06905

Phone: (203) 588-9100     |     Fax: (203) 588-9101     |     Website: www.DVCCCT.org

Hotline: (203) 588-9096
 

TORRINGTON

Susan B. Anthony Project

179 Water Street, Torrington, CT 06790

Phone: (860) 489-3798     |     Fax: (860) 482-6268

Hotline: (860) 482-7133
 

WATERBURY

Safe Haven Greater Waterbury

P.O. Box 1503, Waterbury, CT 06721-1503

Phone: (203) 575-0388     |     Fax: (203) 574-3306

Hotline: (203) 575-0036
 

WILLIMANTIC

Domestic Violence Program United Services, Inc.

132 Mansfield Avenue, Willimantic, CT 06226

Phone: (860) 942-5751     |     Fax: (860) 450-7262

Hotline: (860) 456-9476