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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 will be holding its 3rd Annual Women Who Inspire Awards to recognize exceptional women in our community on November 12, 2019 . YWCA Greenwich's Women Who Inspire Awards was established to recognize and celebrate outstanding women who have excelled in philanthropic, professional and volunteer pursuits. Importantly, these honorees have enriched the lives of many in our community. This event combines the best of the YWCA Greenwich BRAVA and Spirit of Greenwich Awards and acknowledges the 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 12, 2019, we will hold our second annual award event.

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