At YWCA New Britain in 2015...
- 692 people in 41 towns received comfort, compassion, and counseling provided by our Sexual Assault Crisis Service. 59 sexual violence prevention presentations were given including topics such as Where Do YOU Stand, a bystander intervention program, Sexual Assault 101, and information about Title IX on college campuses to faculty, staff, and students.
- SACS volunteers contributed 7,873 hours of their time to help survivors of sexual assault. 52 people completed the Counselor Advocate Training course aimed at gaining the valuable knowledge, training, and experience needed to provide supportive counseling and advocacy to sexual assault survivors and their families through hotline calls and police and hospital accompaniments.
- 35 personal training clients received encouragement, guidance, and motivation to meet their fitness goals and saw fabulous results.
- 328 gymnastics students, including 15 Xcel competition team students, took classes to gain sports skills and self-confidence and to learn teamwork. 72 karate students learned self-defense, respect, balance, control, coordination, discipline, focus, fitness, memory, and teamwork.
- A new fall youth basketball program had 33 students learning basic skills and ball handling, passing, shooting form, hand-eye coordination, and teamwork.
- 29 New Britain mothers with children ages 6 months to 8 years who face social, economic, and educational barriers; have difficulty speaking, reading, and writing English, or have not completed high school participated in our Family Literacy Center. A total of 913 instructional hours were provided. In addition, 58 children participated in 3,729 collective hours in Play and Learn. 45 volunteers provided 925 hours of service with Play and Learn and adult tutoring during the year.
- 87% of Family Literacy Center participants reported improved speaking skills, 90% reported improved listening skills, and 90% increased the amount of time they spent reading to their children their daily.
- 232 children ages 6 weeks to 12 years received quality care and education through our nationally-accredited childcare program.
- 93 well-prepared children entered kindergarten after successfully completing our School Readiness program.
- 190 dance students from our New Britain and Bristol dance studios displayed grace and beauty at the annual recital for over 1,000 spectators.
- Over 250 people attended our 4th annual Holiday Extravaganza and Vendor Fair, which featured unique vendors for shopping, pictures with Santa, children’s activities, a visit from Elsa and Olaf, a holiday dance performance of the Nutcracker, and much more.
- The STRIVE program for middle school girls gave a total of 91 students a safe, comfortable place to learn and have fun after school.
- The House of Teens teen center served a total of 53 high school girls. 23 girls earned credits for graduation and 18 earned community service and programming hours.