Mission & Vision

YWCA New Britain is on a mission to eliminate racism, empower women, stand up for social justice, help families, and strengthen communities.

YWCA works to speak out on behalf of women and girls and the issues they face today. We combine programming and advocacy in order to generate institutional change in three key areas: racial justice and civil rights, empowerment and economic advancement of women and girls, and health and safety of women and girls.

Nationally, we are one of the oldest and largest women's organizations in the country, serving over 2 million women, girls, and their families.  While YWCA is united in our mission, we are not a one-size-fits-all organization.  We are an on-the-ground agency that meets the unique, specific needs of our local community.

We are proud of our heritage and aware of our responsibility. You are invited to join YWCA New Britain as we work toward equality for all while empowering women to be all they can be.  #OnAMission

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How YWCA Made a Difference in 2018

412 children ages 6 weeks to 12 years received quality care and education through our nationally-accredited childcare program, and parents were able to go to work knowing their children were safe, learning, and having fun.

60 mothers with children ages 6 months to 8 years who face social, economic, and educational barriers or have not completed high school participated in our Family Literacy Center.

93 children ages 4 to 11 years old joined our fun-filled Summer Sizzlers summer vacation camp.

145 students were given a safe, comfortable place to learn and have fun after school through the STRIVE program for middle school girls.

88 high school girls were served through the House of Teens teen center.

110 students had an engaging, comfortable, and stimulating place to spend their time before and after school.

188 karate students learned self-defense, respect, coordination, and discipline.

606 gymnastics students, including 17 Xcel competition team members, took classes to gain sports skills and self-confidence, and to learn teamwork.

532 dance students from our New Britain and Bristol dance studios displayed grace and beauty at the annual recital for over 1,000 spectators.

1,272 people received comfort, compassion and counseling provided by SACS, helping victims and their families regain feelings of independence, optimism, and hope.

120 presentations around preventing sexual assault were given to groups through outreach.

6,747 is the number of hours SACS volunteers contributed  to help survivors of sexual assault.

41 students completed Counselor Advocate Training classes, gaining the training and experience needed to provide supportive counseling and advocacy to sexual assault survivors.

Become a Mission Member!

As a Mission Member, you will join in our efforts to eliminate racism and empower women, children, and families. You will add your voice to a diverse and powerful sisterhood of 25 million women in 120 countries worldwide. We strive to create opportunities for women’s growth, leadership, and power in order to attain a common vision of peace, justice, freedom, and dignity for all. Your membership supports community programs and advocacy efforts to further our mission – a mission that can’t be accomplished without you!

With an annual membership fee of just $15, Mission Members can enroll in programs at member rates and can vote in the election of the Board of Directors.  They receive special invitations to events and communications about our work.

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