Children's Services

Domestic violence is especially damaging to children who have witnessed the abuse. Not only is their own personal safety threatened but this exposure affects their ability to learn, to establish relationships with others and to cope with stress.

Connections for Abused Women and their Children provides support to child victims of domestic violence through comprehensive Children’s Services at its Greenhouse Shelter and Humboldt Park Outreach Program sites. The goal of all Children’s Services is to reduce the negative impact of domestic violence by addressing safety issues as well as emotional, psychological and behavioral consequences.