YWCA New Britain to Launch 21 Day Racial Equity and Social Justice Challenge

As our communities continue to be outraged by the senseless violence and deaths of people of color in America, YWCA New Britain is launching a 21-Day Racial Equity and Social Justice Challenge. We know that to do better, people must first know better. The 21-Day Challenge is an exciting opportunity

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House of Teens & CCSU Collaborate on Cultivating Healthy Communities Project

YWCA New Britain and Central Connecticut State University (CCSU) regularly collaborate on youth programs, East Side community events, internships, and more. Thanks to funding from the Aetna Foundation’s Cultivating Healthy Communities grant, the two organizations took on a larger project to tackle the social determinants of health on New Britain’s

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110th Annual Meeting Celebrates Success & Growth

Staff, volunteers, board members, and friends gathered virtually at YWCA New Britain’s 110th Annual Meeting to celebrate YWCA’s successes in the past year. Tracy Nixon-Moore, president of the Board of Directors; Sheila Amaral, Jessica Hernandez, Maria Simao, and Lynelle Tarca, members of the Board of Directors; Kurtis Denison, chair of

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STRIVE & SACS Team Up For Youth Participatory Action Research Project

YWCA New Britain’s Sexual Assault Crisis Service (SACS) and STRIVE program have teamed up to launch a Youth Participatory Action Research (YPAR) project. Thanks to funding from the Connecticut Alliance to End Sexual Violence, the YWCA is one of three agencies completing YPAR projects and the only group in the

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YWCA Focuses on Civic Engagement for Stand Against Racism

On April 23-26, YWCA New Britain joined YWCAs across the country in going virtual for the annual Stand Against Racism campaign. Stand Against Racism is a signature YWCA campaign that aims to build community among those who work for racial justice and to raise awareness about the negative impacts of

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YWCA Offers YWhile We’re Home Virtual Content and Resources

Like you, YWCA New Britain is largely staying home to ensure the health and safety of our staff and members. In an effort to stay connected and keep you engaged during this time, our departments have taken to virtual platforms to continue providing activities and resources YWhile We’re Home. We

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YWCA SACS Supports Survivors During Sexual Assault Awareness Month

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM), and YWCA New Britain’s Sexual Assault Crisis Service (SACS) team is joining organizations across the country in raising awareness of this widespread issue to educate and engage the public. SACS has embarked on a social media campaign focusing on the resources they provide

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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

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YWCA New Britain to Expand Campus to 11 Franklin Square

YWCA New Britain is pleased to announce the expansion of its campus with the purchase of 11 Franklin Square. The former Advocates Law Firm building adjacent to the current YWCA location is slated to become home to the agency’s Sexual Assault Crisis Service (SACS). SACS will move to the first

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YWCA New Britain COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Updates

UPDATED April 2, 2020 en Español Dear Families and Staff: The YWCA Childcare Programs opened this week with the assistance of School Nurses provided by the School District. Each day, anyone entering the building (adult and child) have had temperatures checked. Children and staff are checked three times a day.

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