YWCA Announces Summer Youth Programming

Summer is just around the corner, and YWCA New Britain has a jam-packed line-up of youth activities. Click the links below for more information or call us at 860-225-4681. Childcare Program – Toddler Dates: Monday – Friday; year-round Time: 6:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. Where: YWCA New Britain, 19 Franklin

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YWCA & Chamber of Commerce to Host Equity & Inclusion in the Workplace Event

YWCA New Britain and the Greater New Britain Chamber of Commerce are partnering for YWCA’s annual Stand Against Racism on Friday, April 30 from 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. The virtual event will feature a conversation with local business leaders on best practices and different approaches to equity and inclusion

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500 Participants Take on the 21-Day Racial Equity & Social Justice Challenge

YWCA New Britain recently completed its second annual 21-Day Racial Equity & Social Justice Challenge, drawing nearly 500 participants from over 115 zip codes. Inspired by YWCA Greater Cleveland, YWCA New Britain held its first 21-Day Challenge in the summer of 2020 as the nation faced a reckoning moment on

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YWCA Statement on Mass Shooting in Boulder, Colorado

YWCA New Britain's deepest condolences are with the families and friends of those killed or injured in the horrific shootings in Boulder, Colorado, and with all Americans affected every day by the horrors of hate and gun violence.  While there is a great deal that we don’t know about the

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YWCA Statement on Georgia Shooting and Increased Violence Against AAPI Community

YWCA is devastated by the loss of eight lives to violence in the state of Georgia on Tuesday, six of whom were Asian American women, and we send our deepest condolences to the families and friends of these victims. While few details regarding the motive behind the shootings have been

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YWCA Focuses on Trauma Informed Mindfulness in Programming

YWCA New Britain is incorporating trauma informed mindfulness experiences like yoga, breathing, and meditation into its programs and services to empower the community and eliminate injustices caused by trauma. In getting these efforts off the ground, Membership & Wellness Director Heather Labbe has completed 40 hours of Trauma Center Trauma-Sensitive

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Help Declare Racism as a Public Health Crisis in CT

Systemic and structural racism play a large role in determining the conditions in which people are born, grow, work, live, and age, and affects people’s access to quality housing, education, food, transportation, political power, and other social determinants of health. Racism also has negative mental and physical health consequences such

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YWCA Supports No Excuse Absentee Ballot and Early Voting

YWCA New Britain strongly supports HJ 58, a RESOLUTION PROPOSING A STATE CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT TO ALLOW NO-EXCUSE ABSENTEE VOTING and HJ 59, a RESOLUTION APPROVING AN AMENDMENT TO THE STATE CONSTITUTION TO ALLOW FOR EARLY VOTING. Every qualified citizen has a right to vote, but too many people do not

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Revitalization through Resilience for New Britain’s East Side

Thanks to funding from the Aetna Foundation, YWCA New Britain and partners will be accelerating revitalization initiatives on New Britain’s East Side. The project, Resilient New Britain, aims to contribute to existing citywide efforts to promote community resilience, healing, and empowerment by using the Trauma Informed Community Development (TICD) framework.

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