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Empowering Women and Girls

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Empowering Women and Girls

Empowering women and girls is a core element of YWCA’s mission. YWCA Greenwich empowers women and girls through domestic abuse services, strategic partnerships, advocacy on key policy issues, and by celebrating women’s accomplishments.

Domestic Abuse Services

YWCA Greenwich serves individuals and families facing domestic violence. YWCA Greenwich is the only state designated provider of domestic abuse services in Greenwich, with staff who are licensed to provide a variety of victim services. YWCA Greenwich conducts professional trainings, community workshops and custom presentations on wellness topics and healthy relationships. YWCA Greenwich also provides age appropriate prevention education throughout all Greenwich Public Schools.

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Support and Prevention

YNet Youth Leadership Program

Through the YNet Youth Leadership Program at Greenwich High School, YWCA Greenwich promotes leadership and teen dating violence awareness and prevention.

Girls’ Circle and Girls’ Circle Camp

For middle school girls, YWCA’s Girls’ Circle and Girls’ Circle Camp promote healthy relationship skills in an emotionally safe environment.

Strategic Partnerships

YWCA Greenwich’s strategic partnerships that empower women and girls include:

  • Fairfield County’s Community Foundation Fund for Women & Girls
  • Girl Scouts
  • Grace Farms Foundation
  • Greenwich Commission on Aging
  • Jane Doe No More
  • Junior League of Greenwich
  • League of Women Voters - Greenwich
  • LiveGirl
  • Women’s Campaign School at Yale

Advocacy

YWCA Greenwich advocates on policy issues at the local, state and federal levels that disproportionately impact women and girls. We work with a coalition of partners including YWCAs from across the state and organizations throughout Greenwich. Over the last year our collective voices were heard and laws were amended or enacted concerning domestic violence, pay history, human trafficking, paid family and medical leave, and sexual assault and sexual harassment.

 

Women Who Inspire Awards

YWCA Greenwich has a long history of honoring outstanding women in our community through two signature events, the Spirit of Greenwich and BRAVA Awards. Since the BRAVA Awards were established in 1977 and the Spirit of Greenwich Awards in 1994, nearly 500 women have been honored by YWCA Greenwich for their professional accomplishments and commitment to philanthropic causes. In 2019, these events were combined into the Women Who Inspire Awards. The decision to combine these events is an acknowledgement of the dramatic changes in society that have led to the fluidity of work/life pursuits for women of today.

The Women Who Inspire Award recognizes and celebrates women who have excelled in philanthropic, professional and volunteer pursuits, and enriched the lives of those in our community, particularly women and girls. YWCA Greenwich also acknowledges, with this award, a corporation who has made a commitment to women’s equality and empowerment, On November 8, 2019, we will hold our second annual award event.

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