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The Violence Prevention, Victim Advocacy and Support Center (VPAS)  is located in the lower level of Schwartz Hall. The phone number is 203.392.6946. We have space for meetings, study, and discussion programs. Our space is wheelchair accessible.

office hours

VPAS is currently open Monday through Friday from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm. We are open all year, and visitors are always welcome!

meet the staff

Catherine Christy, MA,  ATIXA Certified Victim/Survivor Advocate                                                                                 Director of the Violence Prevention, Victim Advocacy and Support Center (VPAS); Coordinator of the  Support and Resource Team (SART); University Victim Advocate                                                                             Office: 203.392.6946                                                                                     Catherine is available 24/7 at 203.687.1252

Catherine Christy

Melissa Kissi, MSW, ATIXA Certified Victim/Survivor Advocate                                                                                         Sexual Assault and Violence Prevention Specialist; University Victim Advocate                                                   Office: 203.392.6945                                                                                             Melissa is available 24/7 at 203.507.3751

Melissa Richard


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