Giving to YWCA

Each time a woman stands up for herself, without knowing it possibly, without claiming it, she stands up for all women.

– Maya Angelou

Thank you for considering a gift to YWCA New Britain.  Your donation to the YWCA will help us continue our work of eliminating racism, empowering women, and promoting peace, justice, freedom, and dignity for all.

When women stand up for themselves, they uplift others.  We see it in the women who walk through our doors looking for help, and leave ready to help others.  In the volunteers who donate their time and talents to building a stronger community for us all.  As well as in the dedicated staff who work every day to move our mission forward.

We see it in supporters like you.  Because of you, we can open our doors to more women and families in need of our critical programs and services- programs like childcare, STRIVE, House of Teens teen center, family literacy, health and wellness, and sexual assault crisis services.

Thank you for supporting YWCA’s mission to eliminate racism, empower women, and create a thriving community.  We deeply appreciate you standing up for women, and standing with YWCA to create real change.

YWCA New Britain is a non-profit agency. Donations are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law.  For more information on giving contact Kandyce Aust at 860-225-4681, x242 or

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Meet Susan

When Susan Rathgeber started her three-year term as President of the YWCA New Britain Board of Directors in 1987, her youngest son was two years old.  Every time Susan would come to the YWCA for a meeting she would bring a puzzle, one of her son’s favorite activities, and he would sit quietly and work on the puzzle, while she led the YWCA board into the new decade.  Read more.

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