YWCA Book Club Announces 2018 Line-Up

By Shaunna Cullen This year’s selection of books for YWCA New Britain’s Book Club offers a variety of genres from the coming-of-age story Wonder, by R.J. Palacio to a suspense novel, Room by Emma Donoghue. Starting back up in February, participants will gather every second Thursday of each month from

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YWCA Celebrates the Season with 5th Annual Fall Family Festival

By Shaunna Cullen The 5th annual Fall Family Festival recently gave YWCA New Britain families the opportunity to come together and celebrate the season with festive crafts, local fresh foods, and entertainment. There was something for everyone to enjoy at the event, from pumpkin painting and a heart-healthy puppet show,

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There Is No One Way To Be A Survivor Of Sexual Assault

by Amanda Mendoza Sexual violence impacts every aspect of an individual’s life, regardless of age, gender, race, or sexual orientation. Whether the perpetrator was a friend, family member, stranger, intimate partner, co-worker, or acquaintance, sexual assault is a traumatic experience. Because trauma affects everyone differently, there is no right or

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Fun For Everyone at the Fall Family Festival

By Shaunna Cullen YWCA New Britain's Fall Family Festival will be back again this year with great family-friendly activities to welcome in the fall season. In addition to pumpkin painting, sing-a-longs, a photo booth, dance performances, face painting and seasonal crafts, there will be local farm fresh food!  Community Wellness Director

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Get Your Raffle Tickets While They Last

By Shaunna Cullen   How does an extra $5,000 in your pocket sound? YWCA New Britain is excited to announce raffle tickets are now available for purchase! There are only 1,000 tickets being sold this year with the chance to win three different cash prizes: $500, $2,000 and $5,000.  Tickets

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YWCA Launches New Book Club

By Shaunna Cullen   YWCA New Britain is excited to announce the formation of a monthly Book Club. This group will meet the third Thursday of each month to discuss a book-of-the-month that has been chosen. This club is open to adult men and women who are YWCA members and

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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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YWCA New Britain Honors Exceptional Women Leaders in Central CT

By Shaunna Cullen Over 400 friends and family gathered to honor women leaders, and up and coming student leaders, in the central Connecticut community at YWCA New Britain's 17th Biennial Women in Leadership Luncheon. The honorees were saluted for their extraordinary personal and professional accomplishments.  Each honoree promotes the YWCA

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YWCA to Honor Women Leaders in Connecticut

YWCA New Britain will be hosting its 17th biennial Women in Leadership Luncheon from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., on Thursday, May 11, 2017 at the Aqua Turf Club in Plantsville. The event will recognize women in central Connecticut who demonstrate extraordinary leadership and outstanding achievements. More than 600 women

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Getting Through the Holiday Blues

by Amanda Carrington As the days get colder the holiday season is kicking into full gear. December is filled with festivities that are celebrated by people from all different backgrounds. It is supposed to be a time of merriment, positivity, and gratefulness. But for some, especially survivors of sexual assault,

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