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Guilford groups to offer coronavirus-related financial support

March 20, 2020

Over the past week or so, a couple of residents have contacted the  Women & Family Life Center to get help filing for unemployment  benefits, according to agency Executive Director Meghan Scanlon.

As COVID-19 spreads and businesses choose their next  steps, Scanlon said she expects to get a lot more of those calls in the  coming weeks.

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Sharing the Empowerment of "Girls Coach, Girls Run"

March 4, 2020

 If anyone understands the empowerment of the ages and stages of Girls Coach, Girls Run (GCGR), it’s Tara Henry. From 4th grader to 8th grader to high school senior—and now, as an intern with the program’s host organization, Women & Family Life Center (WFLC)—Tara says she’s grown up stronger with GCGR.  

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State Legislators Hear from Local Leaders at Domestic Violence Roundtable

December 24,  2019

 Earlier this month, the Women & Family Life Center (WFLC) hosted its second panel on domestic violence, inviting a broad cross-section of local leaders and legislators to share their perspectives on a difficult and complex topic that continues to cause harm and defy solution in communities all over the country. 

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Women & Family Life Center Hosted 2nd Annual Legislative Roundtable on Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault

December 19, 2019

On Dec. 4, Connecticut shoreline legislators joined Women & Family Life Center (WFLC) for the second annual Legislative Roundtable. Moderated by WFLC, the conversation engaged local legislators and shoreline community service providers on how state legislation can support the work of helping individuals and families facing domestic violence or sexual assault.  

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 Men Who Cook Turns 25

October 16, 2019 

For 28 years, the Women & Family Life Center (WFLC) has provided advocacy, practical assistance, affordable housing, financial consulting, and many other services to women from East Haven to East Lyme. For 25 of those years, men from the community have gotten together to offer their support in a very particular, very wholesome way:  With food.

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 Bring your appetites to Men Who Cook fundraiser Oct. 20 for Women & Family Life

October 16, 2019

 Dee Lock remembers the terror of living in a mentally abusive marriage. She remembers the fear of not being able to escape and worry that she would never make a new life for herself.  She also remembers how wonderful it was to find a way out and move on in a positive way, with thanks to family, friends and the Women & Family Life Center.

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Women & Family Life Center was recently asked to join the Governor’s Council on Women and Girls

July 30, 2019,  Zip06

Recognized for its work along the shoreline to advance opportunities for women and girls, Women & Family Life Center will serve on the Subcommittee on Health and Safety. 

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"Girls for Girls" Raises $18,000 for Women & Family Life

June 25, 2019, Shoreline Times

 Building confidence and giving back to the community has been at the core of Limelite Dance Studio since it opened its doors in 2005.

On Thursday, June 6, after years of dancing through Limelight, 12 students organized The Limelight Project, “Girls for Girls” fashion dance gala, raising over $18,000 for the Women & Family Life Center. Click here to read the full article.

Guilford Wrestling Team Donates to Community for Every Pin During Season

May 12, 2019, NBC Connecticut by Gabrielle Lucivero

"You know an all-male wrestling team supporting a women's organization was just really phenomenal to us,” said Meghan Scanlon, executive director of the Women and Family Life Center. Click here to watch news clip.

20 Towns in 20 Days: Guilford has history, and really good food

May 10, 2019, WFSB News Channel 3 by Nicole Nalepa & Kaitlyn Naples

Also during 20 Towns in 20 Days, Channel 3 made a $1,000 donation to the Women & Family Life Center in Guilford. Click here to watch news clip.

Invigorated Focus, Amazing Energy: Meghan Scanlon Leads WFLC 

April 10, 2019, The Guilford Courier by Pam Johnson

For women and families who don’t have that support system, there’s WFLC.  “Our goal is for them to come here and access services, but I think our main goal is also to help them realize that they never again are going to be alone. We’re always going to be here; you have a built-in community,” Meghan says.   Click here to read the full article.

Guilford Seeks Grant to Aid Shoreline Home Insecure

March 06, 2019, The Guilford Courier by Zoe Roos

While locals are rarely confronted with the plight of the homeless or housing insecure along the shoreline, it’s an issue that’s not limited to urban areas. To help address homelessness and housing insecurity in the Greater New Haven area, the Town of Guilford is teaming up with local partners and United Way to try to access grant funding. Click here to read the full article.

Three Local Women Come Together to Make a Difference for Women and Families on the Shoreline 

February 21, 2019, The Guilford Courier

A founding member of Women & Family Life Center, a volunteer at the center, and a local photographer and artist came together to share the beauty of the Guilford Green and raise funds for the Women & Family Life Center.  Click here to read the full article.

Thea Martin: Real Change Starts at Home

January 02, 2019, The Guilford Courier by Jenn McCulloch

When Thea Martin began pursuing her career in law, she was drawn to public policy and social justice, but as she began practicing, she found her true calling as a divorce attorney. A self-proclaimed feminist, Thea found herself fighting for women and children. Click here to read the full article.

Shoreline Legislators Meet for Women & Family Life Roundtable

December 19, 2018, The Guilford Courier by Zoe Roos

“In an effort to deepen the public conversation about what we do and what we see as needs, the Center suggested that we start an annual get together with our elected officials to explain what we see on the ground to help inform the work that you all do that can help us better serve our clients,” said WFLC Program Director Wendy DeLucca. Click here to read the full article.