Who We Are

Who We Are

We Effect Changes in People’s Lives

Who We Are

We Effect Changes in People’s Lives

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We Make a Difference in their Life

WFC picks people up when they are struggling. We work with each family and individual to develop lifelong skills and to achieve better quality of life from kindergarten all the way to adulthood. WFC has been serving the community since 1889 and we are still going strong. WFC is committed to promoting equity and improving quality of life through services that foster empowerment and independence. WFC serves Connecticut communities with programs designed to build strong families now and in the future. We measure success one family at a time.

Our History

The Women and Families Center began its history in 1889 as the YWCA of Meriden. The agency provided daycare and a variety of recreational and social activities for women and children in a small number of surrounding communities. Today, the Women and Families Center is a multi-faceted human service agency providing services throughout Middlesex County and the Greater New Haven area. We’ve expanded our programs to include more services for both women and men as well as better opportunities for lower income families and individuals to achieve goals like a stable living environment, career skills, and a safe haven to thrive rather than just survive.

Our Vision

To be the lead agent for positive social change.

Our Mission

The Women and Families Center is committed to promoting equity and improving quality of life through services that foster empowerment and independence.

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How We Are Funded

In addition to Community Donations, Major Funding for WFC Programs is Provided in Part by:

  • U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (Administration for Children and Families)
  • Connecticut Alliance to End Sexual Violence (VOCA, VOCA Latina and VAWA)
  • U.S. Department of Agriculture
  • U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (City of Meriden-Community Development Block Grants)
  • CT Department of Education, CT Department of Public Health, CT Department of Justice
  • Department of Labor – Workforce Alliance
  • U.S. Department of Justice
  • City of Meriden United Way of Meriden and Wallingford Middlesex United Way