We’re Here For Our Community During Coronavirus

As we navigate the challenging times of the COVID-19 epidemic together, YWCA is hard at work staying connected with our members and friends and doing all we can to continue to meet the needs of women and families.

Here are some of the things we are doing to serve our community: 

  • Childcare is currently open for children of essential workers. We are also listed on the CT Department of Early Childhood state list of childcare resources supporting families of hospital workers. We are proud to be able to help front line workers who are working tirelessly caring for others. Childcare has been busy recording videos of teachers reading books and sharing how-to tutorials. Ms. Virginia has been posting daily music videos for families. You can see our videos on YouTube.

  • Fitness & Wellness has moved to a virtual platform and it utilizing the SugarWOD app to provide video workouts, daily meditations, challenges, self-care tips, nutrition information, and more. You can learn more on the YWCA New Britain Wellness Group on Facebook.

  • The Sexual Assault Crisis Service (SACS) is continuing to provide counseling over the phone, and the spring Counselor Advocate Training class is continuing on WebEx. SACS continues outreach and education efforts around Sexual Assault Awareness Month on social media.

  • The family literacy program is implementing steps to move to online distance learning in order to continue to providing instruction to students.

  • STRIVE is setup on Google Classroom and is busy with games, activities, journal writing, and more! STRIVE staff are checking in personally with girls on a regular basis.

  • The House of Teens is also on Google Classroom and our teachers are creating lessons and activities online. They are getting ready for their first virtual "girl talk," and their first Netflix Watch Party movie night. Staff continue to assist teens with college applications and the financial aid process.

  • The dance department has shared instructor videos of recital performances so students can continue practicing at home. They also surprised the senior dancers by driving by their houses to let them know they were thinking of them, and that as last year's recital title says, "We're All In This Together."

  • Youth sports has provided videos of skills, drills, stretches and more that can be done at home.

We will continue to update you on changes to our programs and services as the situation evolves. Thank you for your ongoing support of YWCA New Britain. Stay well!