Women's Resources

Part 2: Community Resources



Local Health Information Resources:

    1. The Village of Power  (203) 503-3484
      Susan Feldman, Coordinator

      Location:  226 Dixwell Ave, NH (Cornell Scott Dixwell Health Center, lower level)

      For women struggling to gain control over substances and mental health issues: Case management services help women connect to lifelines for housing, social support, treatment and other resources for self and family.  The program offers services for women only by female staff trained in trauma and addiction.  Special help for women with children.

    2. Crossroads Inc, Amethyst House
      48 Howe Street, 3rd Floor
      New Haven CT 06511
      (203) 821-3040

      Primary Focus: Substance abuse treatment services for single women & women with children
      Type of Care: Residential short-term treatment (30 days or less)
      Residential long-term treatment (more than 30 days)
      Special Programs/Groups
      : Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders, persons with HIV/AIDS, pregnant/postpartum women, residential beds for clients'             children.
      Forms of Payment Accepted: Self payment, Medicaid


Broader Health Information Resources:


Breast Health


Local Support Groups and treatment facilities for Women being
treated for, recovering from, or are survivors of Breast Cancer

Smart Sisters with Linda Dickey-Saucier (203) 785-62087
Promote a 60-day spiritual journey in health, nutrition and exercise

Sister's Journey - A Breast Cancer Support Group - (203) 288-3556
Advocates for early detection and good treatment (Meets at St. Luke's)





Cardiac Health

Women's Health: www.ahrq.gov/research/womenix.htm

Read about OneWorld's Health Forum on Heart Health 101 & Anatomy of the Human Heart http://www.newhavenindependent.org/HealthCare/archives/...

Cardiac Arrhythmias affect many more women than men.  Learn all you can by clicking the
links in this section; they will lead you to very good and reliable information.


Health Maintainence

"100 Questions & Answers About Menopause" by Ivy M. Alexander, PhD, C-ANP and
Karla A. Knight, RN, MSN.  
 Empower Yourself!  "This is a book that truly and comprehensively addresses the nuts and bolts regarding menopause.  Read it from cover to cover - there is something here for every member of the family."  N. S. Shäni

"Our Bodies Ourselves - Navigating the Health Care System
" - Women's ...Their consumer network contains summaries of Cochrane Reviews written for a consumer audience as well as information to help people understand health care .  Get information about various forms of STDs and particularly about Human Papilloma Virus & HPV-STD information from CDC.

Read about Gynecologic Cancers and HPV as told to women at our Oct. 2007 health forum: http://www.newhavenindependent.org/HealthCare/archives/...

Women, our health and well-being are critical to the success of our families.

We need to take care of ourselves first, so that we will be healthy enough to take care of others. Food is medicine; do not allow the urgent to always replace the important.  Eat, exercise, rest.
Get more information at:  www.ourbodiesourselves.org/book/companion

Health Care:  More on the Cancer-causing effects of HPV at: Cancerbackup

National Women's Health Resource Center: www.healthywomen.org


News and community site for information sharing among women: www.feminist.com


The American Cancer Society toll free line - 1 800- 227 2345
www.Cancer.Gov - Taking Time

Learn all that you can about the Human Papilloma Virus; reportedly it can cause Cervical Cancer.  See the links above; also watch for our health education programs on this topic.
Yale Cancer Center (203) 785-4095  www.yalecancercenter.org

Cancer Care of CT 1 800 813 - 4673 Mon - Fri -Oncology Social Workers
Living Beyond Breast Cancer (Toll free) Help Line 1 888 753-5222: www.LBBC.org


Healthy Home Healthy Child, Inc. is a new web site that focuses very positively on the family.  Visit them at www.healthyhomehealthychild.org. Feel free to provide feedback to them.  We at OneWorld support efforts to strengthen families and effectively educate children.  We appreciate hearing from visitors to our site.  Call us at (203) 407-0250 or send us an email to: oneworldpi@yahoo.com


See Below for Domestic Violence Resource Information for Women & Families


CT Statewide Domestic Violence Hotline: 1-888-774-2900 (from anywhere in CT) 24 x 7. They will refer you to resource and help nearest to your location.


  • CT Statewide Information Resource line is:  2-1-1 – Provides resource information for all forms of intervention and help.  Provide your address & other details.

  • CT Statewide Children Abuse & Neglect Hotline: 1- 800-842-2288 (24 X 7)

  • CT Statewide Emergency help is:  9- 1- 1 – Give your address first. If you are out
    of time, do not hang up the phone; leave it off hook; emergency help will find you.

Institute for the Hispanic Family (860) 527-1124; www.ccaoh.org Domestic Violence Services of Greater New Haven offers free and confidential help.

According to security expert Gavin de Becker, a woman dies every four hours in the United States at the hands of her boyfriend or spouse. Gavin also says these crimes are often predictable and preventable.  To combat domestic violence, Gavin has developed a potentially lifesaving tool called MOSAIC. This online assessment is (brought to you courtesy of the Oprah Winfrey program) free and protects the user's identity.
Read an excerpt of The Gift of Fear by Gavin de Becker 

Take the assessment now       From The Oprah Winfrey Show
"Stay Alive" Expert Gavin de Becker Unveils the New Tool to Keep You Safe


  • A CALL TO MEN is a National Education Resource Organization working to
    end violence against women.  A Call to Men has a truly comprehensive and enlightened education program for the broader community and in particular for men who do not batter.  If you want an effective education program for your church, business or community organization, contact A Call To Men at:

            • Email:        acalltomen4@msn.com        
            • Website:    www.acalltomen.com
            • Phone:       (845) 354-2556 or 917-922-6408

Stand up! Speak Out! Say Something! Let YOUR Voice Be Heard!
Do Something to Stop Domestic Violence!

-   If you are a batterer -Take Responsibility!
-   Get Re-Educated! Stop the Violence!
-   If you are being battered – Get Safe! Get Support! Get Medical Attention!
     Get Evidence!  Break the Silence!

Safety Tips:  

  • Be careful in using emails or cell phones to talk to authorities about abuse
    in your life.
  • Your abuser can track your emails, and sites you visited on the Internet
    through what is  called the computer footprint.
  • Regular land phones are safer than cordless or cell phones.
  • Call your Domestic Violence Hotline for tips on staying safe.
  • Do not wait until you are in a crisis to try & make an escape plan
  • If you have already experienced violence in your home; develop a safety
    plan; put it in place.
  • Be sure you have others on whom you can rely in case of an emergency.
  • When you call for help, tell police what type of cell phone you have (Verizon,
    Cingular, Sprint, etc) It will help them to get to you faster.
  • Your calls to any local, state or National hotline will be kept confidential.

The Village of Power -

A Profile in Eehabilitation
Program offers:

Case Management:
A Replenishment Center
Connection to Faith-based Comm. accepts all women at risk.

Teaches women to "Grow through Sewing" & Teaches Jewelry Making. Women also get: Health information Skills designed to build self-esteem.

Develop creativity & relaxation skills!

Call (203) 503-3484.
Learn about this remarkable program in NH; get help for yourself or a loved one.


The shawls worn by everyone in this picture were
made by the women at the Village.
Please support their efforts by buying a shawl.  Call the VOP at (203) 503-3496; ask for Vivian.

Encourage these women to stay strong and keep growing by sewing.  Thank you kindly.

N'Zinga Shäni
OneWorld Progressive Institute, Inc.

KIDSTEPS -A division of SARAH, Inc.

Visit website:

Family and Children’s Center
51 Boston Post Rd, Unit 9
Madison, CT 06443

The KIDSTEPS Family and Children’s Center
, a division of SARAH, Inc., provides a therapeutic and integrated learning experience for differently abled children, ages birth to 12, and their families.

Our mission is to meet the needs of families who are concerned about their child’s social, emotional, physical development and educational success.

Sessions start: in Sept.
- There are various programs and classes.



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OneWorld Progressive Institute, Inc.

P.O. Box 8662, New Haven, CT 06531

Phone: (203) 407-0250

p>Email: OneWorldPI@oneworldpi.org