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The Violence Prevention, Victim Advocacy and Support Center (VPAS)  is located in Schwartz 101C. When you enter Schwartz Hall, enter right into Room 100 into the Wellness Reception area and someone will greet you and check  you in. The phone number is 203.392.6946. We have space for meetings, study, and discussion programs. Our space is wheelchair accessible.

Our welcome sign is right outside our office door at Schwartz 101-C.


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
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

melissa photo                                                                                                                                                                     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


sabrina sj

Sabrina St. Juste                                                                                                                                                                          Graduate Intern                                                                                                                                                                    Office: 203.392.5786

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