Betsey Monroe, Executive Director
Betsey Monroe joined the WSS staff in January 2016, after a career in ministry and higher education, which also included work with victims of domestic violence and sexual assault.
Betsey is a native of northwestern Connecticut and is excited to be part of the important work of WSS. She is committed to excellence in all WSS does and believes the services and support WSS offers clients and our communities can and does change lives for the better.
Women’s Support Services, Inc., (WSS), is a non-profit domestic violence agency serving Northwest Connecticut and the surrounding communities in New York and Massachusetts. The mission of WSS is to create a community free of domestic violence and abuse through intervention, prevention, and education. We work with women, men, teens and children.
Services include: • 24 hour hotline • Emergency shelter • Individual counseling and safety planning • Support groups • Legal advocacy, transportation, resources • Training for local professionals and community groups • Violence Prevention Education Program for pre-school through grade 12
Domestic violence knows no boundaries.
It affects people from all socioeconomic, cultural, educational, and religious backgrounds.
It is experienced across sexual identities and gender expressions, in same-sex, opposite-sex and asexual relationships.
It occurs in every age group, from teens to the elderly.
Children are also affected, even if they are not abused or do not witness abuse directly.
– ALL WSS SERVICES ARE CONFIDENTIAL AND FREE OF CHARGE –
WSS works with women, men, teens and children.
WSS supports those who choose to remain in relationships, and those who choose to leave.
24 HOUR HOTLINE (860) 364-1900
The WSS Office is staffed Monday through Friday between 8:30 am and 4:30 pm.
Please call (860) 364-1080 to talk to someone in the office.