The mission of The Rowan Center is to provide counseling and support services to victims of sexual
assault and to eliminate sexual violence through community-wide education programs.
Our wish? A world free from sexual violence.
Serving the eight towns of lower Fairfield County since 1979, The Rowan Center provides free, 24-hour confidential support to those who have experienced sexual violence, or know someone who has. Our hotline provides advocates if a victim wants to go to the hospital for an exam, if a victim would like to file a police report, and/or if the victim has to go to any court proceedings. We can also be with the victims as the healing takes place, delivering goal-oriented counseling.
The Rowan Center also provides age and developmentally appropriate awareness and prevention education for K-12 students, colleges, corporations, law enforcement, community organizations, and more.
The eight towns we serve and support: Darien, Greenwich, New Canaan, Norwalk, Stamford, Weston, Westport, and Wilton.
All of our services are available free of charge to individuals of all genders, including those who are cisgender, transgender, and non-binary, 14 and up, and are available in English, Spanish, and our counseling is available in Haitian-Creole.
“The Rowan Center has been a huge help to my staff of clinicians in educating them about the harsh realities of sexual assault.
In addition to providing critical information to my team for our work with children and families, The Rowan Center has been
able to step in and provide direct support to some of our clients. We are very fortunate to have this resource.”
– Dr. Chris Bogart, Executive Director, The Southfield Center for Development
“We are appreciative of the time, energy and passion The Rowan Center brings to educating our juniors about sexual violence. It is
imperative to discuss the topics of boundaries, consent, and resources for help with our students so they can make the best sexual
decisions both now and in the future. I am so very proud of my students and the discussions The Rowan Center fosters in class, which
can truly make a positive difference within our society. We look forward to continuing our partnership with The Rowan Center; it
is so important for students to put a face and a name to an organization that offers help and resources.”
– Kathy Steiner, Teacher, Greenwich High School