Elder Sexual Violence: The Abuse We Can Never Imagine Happening

By C.J. Boggs Bernier According to AARP, there are 76.4 million baby boomers in the U.S and more than 3 million of them are already in their 70’s and 80’s. Many families are transitioning into the sandwich generation, taking care of elderly parents and still caring for children at home. 

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YWCA Celebrates Growth and Honors Volunteers at Annual Meeting

By Shaunna Cullen The 107th Annual Meeting of YWCA New Britain was held in June at the Back Nine Tavern in New Britain.  The meeting gathered together staff, volunteers, board members and friends to celebrate YWCA's successes in 2016.  Every year at the Annual Meeting we recognize outstanding volunteers and

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Advocating For Early Childhood Education

By Tracey Madden-Hennessey As many are aware, the State of Connecticut is facing a fiscal crisis.  A $1.3 billion budget gap looms over the upcoming legislative session and threatens many of the services and systems that Connecticut residents need to survive.  One of them is the state’s system of Early

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Two Generation Programs Are Important for Children’s Development

By Tracey Madden-Hennessey Today young women of many cultures circulate outside classrooms at the YWCA.  Waiting for their teachers and the start of the school day, this group is ready to learn.  Many of them have pushed strollers, or walked with young children in tow, to attend classes that build

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Your Voice, Your Vote, Your Future: The Violence Against Women Act

When voters go to the polls in 2016, they will cast their ballots for elected officials who will determine public policy on major issues that impact the lives of women, girls, and people of color. Over the next few weeks, YWCA will be sharing overviews of our priority issues int

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Your Voice, Your Vote, Your Future: Reducing domestic violence related homicides

When voters go to the polls in 2016, they will cast their ballots for elected officials who will determine public policy on major issues that impact the lives of women, girls, and people of color. Over the next few weeks, YWCA will be sharing overviews of our priority issues int

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Your Voice, Your Vote, Your Future: Job-protected safe leave

When voters go to the polls in 2016, they will cast their ballots for elected officials who will determine public policy on major issues that impact the lives of women, girls, and people of color. Over the next few weeks, YWCA will be sharing overviews of our priority issues int

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Your Voice, Your Vote, Your Future: Paid family leave

When voters go to the polls in 2016, they will cast their ballots for elected officials who will determine public policy on major issues that impact the lives of women, girls, and people of color. Over the next few weeks, YWCA will be sharing overviews of our priority issues int

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Your Voice, Your Vote, Your Future: Paid sick leave

When voters go to the polls in 2016, they will cast their ballots for elected officials who will determine public policy on major issues that impact the lives of women, girls, and people of color. Over the next few weeks, YWCA will be sharing overviews of our priority issues int

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Your Voice, Your Vote, Your Future: Girls of color in the justice & education systems

When voters go to the polls in 2016, they will cast their ballots for elected officials who will determine public policy on major issues that impact the lives of women, girls, and people of color. Over the next few weeks, YWCA will be sharing overviews of our priority issues int

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