Evening of Treasures Raises Important Funds for Programs & Services

YWCA New Britain’s 80s-themed Evening of Treasures Auction was held on November 8th at Farmington Gardens in Farmington. The greenhouse was filled with silent auction items of all kinds, from unique themed baskets to a variety of items like a smart home package, golf clubs, and original artwork.  The silent

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YWCA New Britain’s Yule Boutique is Back on December 7th

YWCA New Britain’s Yule Boutique will be held December 7 at the YWCA, 19 Franklin Square. The Yule Boutique shopping experience with over 30 local vendors is open from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Tackle your shopping list and find gifts such as bags, clothing, and candles for everyone on

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T-shirts on Sale to Benefit Gymnastics Program

For almost a decade, YWCA New Britain Gymnastics has provided unparalleled opportunity for gymnastics education to Greater New Britain youth. We are having a t-shirt sale to raise money to fund new and updated equipment for our program.  Each t-shirt purchased helps as we continue to grow and serve more

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Meet Mary Floyd

Name:  Mary Smith Floyd Position: Work Plan Coordinator for the New Britain Work Plan to End Homelessness Hometown: Queens, New York Length of Service at YWCA: 11 Years Anecdote: After graduating from Wesleyan University, Mary Floyd built a career focused on changing people’s lives.  Her biggest accomplishment this year was

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YWCA New Britain Celebrates the Season with the Fall Family Festival

YWCA New Britain is excited to open its doors on Thursday, October 17th, and invite the community down for the annual Fall Family Festival.  This event will take place at 19 Franklin Square in New Britain from 4:30 to 7:00 p.m.  Admission is free. The event will feature activities such

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YWCA Uses LENA Technology to Increase Parent-Child Communication

YWCA New Britain’s Family Literacy Center is piloting the use of LENA Talk Pedometer Technology which was created by the LENA Foundation.   This new technology is being used to increase early childhood communication between children and adults which is critical to early brain development and important for academic success. The LENA Talk Pedometer is a small

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YWCA and Queen Ann Nzinga Center To Host Hispanic Heritage Celebration

YWCA New Britain and Queen Ann Nzinga Center, Inc. invite the community to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with a celebration on September 28th from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. at the YWCA East Side Community Center at 600 East Street in New Britain. This free event is open to the community

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Stand Against Racism Becomes Movement to Heal Community

The Stand Against Racism is an annual YWCA event that focuses on educating, advocating, and promoting racial justice.  In April, over 100 community members gathered to discuss building a movement to transform New Britain from a trauma-affected community to a healing, resilient community. Father Paul Abernathy, Director of Neighborhood Resilience

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Introducing YWCA’s Data-Driven, Interactive Map Initiative

YWCA New Britain is proud to share a new public resource: an interactive data visualization map that highlights demographics, needs, and YWCA services in our community, our state, as well as the nation. With evidence-based research that is aligned with our mission to eliminate racism and empower women, the “YWCA

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