The Guided Assistance Program (GAP) provides personalized support and referrals for women and families facing difficult life challenges. The Center’s Referral Navigators work to directly connect participants to community resources spanning crisis services, social services, mental health, financial and legal services. Through GAP, a participant learns how to outline her personal or family needs and to create an action plan. GAP is a unique service, not offered at any other organization on the Shoreline. We accept anyone that walks through our door, regardless of income or location. We assist many families that would otherwise have no place to turn for help. Contact us for immediate assistance or more information.
Build your community and confidence as a new mom, working mom or mother of two, three, four or more! A certified Lactation Consultant will help you overcome nursing challenges all while you connect with your baby and other awesome women. This free group meets every Wednesday, 10:00am to 11:00am. As of April 8, 2020 this group will meet virtually, via Zoom. Moms currently enrolled in the group will receive an email with a Zoom meeting link. Moms new to this group may sign up in one of two ways:
1. Create or update your Registration Account and then Register for the Breastfeeding Moms group on-line, click here to be connected to the registration page .
2. Or, call Beth, Program Coordinator, at 203-871-1412 to register over the phone. Her phone line is open Monday-Friday, 9:00 am - 3:00 pm.
Information is power! ADAPT workshops provide a comprehensive overview of divorce to help you acquire the tools you need to make the best choices for you and your family. An expert in divorce and family law guides you through your options and empowers you with confidence that you can navigate this major life change. Log in to our Programs Portal to see upcoming workshop dates and to sign-up now.
Connect with other women to share experiences, gain knowledge, and boost your confidence to positively change your life in our Restart: Divorce & Separation Support Groups. Hear friendly voices or find your own voice in this group welcome to all women who are considering or experiencing separation/divorce or recently divorced. Log in to our Programs Portal to see upcoming Group dates and to sign-up now.
Meet individually with a volunteer Financial Coach to empower yourself to make better financial decisions and take control of your economic independence and success. Topics include: budgeting; divorce & finances; debt; death claims paperwork; and more! We regularly offer appointments on-site at our Center and in Branford at Branford Counseling and Community Services, but starting April 9, all appointments will be held via phone or video conference. To schedule your free appointment, please follow these two steps:
Empowering the next generation of female leaders! GCGR is an innovative leadership program for girls using a three-tiered peer mentoring model. This program promotes self-esteem, self-care, healthy relationships and community while teaching leadership skills that will last a lifetime. It is open to 4th grade, 8th grade and high school girls. Training for the high school coaches begins in January of each year, the 8th and 4th grade groups begin in the Spring. To learn more about this extraordinary girls program, click here or contact our Program Coordinator, Beth Skudder, at 203-458-6699 to learn more.
Meet individually with one of our volunteer attorneys to discuss your legal questions and to better understand your rights and the legal process. Attorneys can discuss most civil matters; for legal assistance related to immigration or criminal law, please call our Center and ask to speak with a Referral Navigator (203-458-6699) who can put you in touch with other resources. Starting April 1, we will offer Lawyer Time appointments via phone. To schedule your free appointment, please follow these two steps:
1. Create or update your Registration Account with us here:
2. Call Beth, our Program Coordinator, at 203-871-1412, and find an appointment slot that works for you. Her phone line is open Monday-Friday, 9:00 am – 3:00 pm, starting March 27, 2020.
Join other women as you work through the emotions and life changes associated with losing a loved one, no matter the type of relationship or the events leading to the loss. Pre-registration is required for this 8-week program that will meet on Tuesdays, 3:00-4:00 PM. In response to the COVID-19 situation, the start date of this new group has been postponed. We will notify people by email and post an announcement on our social media channels and website with the new start date. The group is led by the Director of Bereavement from The Connecticut Hospice, but group members need no affiliation with any hospice services. Current W&FLC participants may contact the Center to pre-register; other interested women please contact Jennifer Stook, The Connecticut Hospice, at (203) 315-7544