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 Statement on Derek Chauvin Conviction

This is what justice looks like. The conviction of former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin on Tuesday, April 20 for the 2020 killing of George Floyd is an indication that the police brutality and violence that has plagued our nation will no longer stand, and the blatant disregard of Black

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YWCA Statement on the Killing of Daunte Wright

When will the headlines change? We are devastated by the fatal killing of Daunte Wright on Sunday night in Brooklyn Center, Minneapolis, and we send our deepest condolences to Mr. Wright’s family, the Brooklyn Center community, and all those who have been impacted – yet again – by this senseless

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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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