Women in SEL & Resources for Women and Families

Women in SEL & Resources for Women and Families

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By Michaella Pontacoloni

As March is Women’s History Month we would like to pay tribute to all of the women who work in this field. In 2018 – 2019 about 76% of educators, 83% of social workers, 82% of school counselors, and 68% of school psychologists were women, and those numbers have not changed much. Women are the primary shareholders in SEL and because of these strong passionate women we are able to provide children, families, and adults with the SEL strategies we all need to succeed in life. How might SEL be different if we did not have all of these wonderful, hard working women in the field? Remember to show appreciation for everyone, and especially the women who tirelessly fight for SEL and the benefits it brings to everyone.

As we appreciate and celebrate the women who have and continue to make great to make great progress in the world, we understand that are still women out there that need support. In recognition of the continuing need for progress we wanted to offer support for those that need it we have decided to create a resource list for women and families in need of support around Connecticut.  We appreciate that your work may put you in contact with others that might benefit, and possibly help out a friend, student, colleague, or client. These resources include, but are not limited to legal counseling, domestic hotlines, food and diaper pantries, and much more.  Please share these resources with anyone that might need them.  

Organization TitleService AreaType of Service
Women’s LawAll of CTWomen’s legal resources
BHcare a Certified Community Behavioral Health ClinicCT Shoreline (New Haven area)Supporting mental health, addiction services, family services, domestic violence services, and more.
Women & Family CenterLocated in Meriden, CTProviding a variety of programs for women, children, and families including after school programs, temporary housing for youth, and much more
Women’s Business Development CouncilAll of CTProvides resources for female business owners through education, training, mentoring, business development, & financial opportunities
KidsHugsAll of CTAn organization to help children with critically ill parents
Hope After LossAll of CTAn organization providing support to those who have had a loss during pregnancy or infancy
Bare Necessities, Inc.Warehouse is located in Madison CTA diaper bank for parents in need of diapers and/or wipes
Women & Family Life CenterCT ShorelineAn organization that provides services to women and families in crisis
YWCA Sexual Assault Crisis CenterHartford county, part of toland country, and Plymouth, CTA crisis center for anyone who has been sexually assaulted
Prudence Crandall CenterBerlin, Bristol, Burlington, Kensington, New Britain, Plainville, Plymouth, Southington, and TerryvilleAn organization for all forms of domestic violence
Women’s Support ServicesCanaan / Falls Village; Cornwall; Kent; North Canaan; Salisbury / Lakeville; Sharon;Nearby New York and Massachusetts towns;Communities served by GA-18 court (Bridgewater, New Milford, Roxbury)Domestic violence services
Connecticut Coalition Against Domestic ViolenceLocated in Glastonbury, CTAn organization providing information to all CT residents about domestic violence.
Family Centered Services of CTNew Haven AreaAn organization that works with families to ensure children are provided with safe, nurturing areas to grow and succeed.
Girls inc.All of CTA pro-girl organization that helps to empower, mentor, and support young girls to help them succeed in school and life.
Women’s Shelters: A nationwide directory of shelters for womenAll of CTLocations of women’s shelters and women’s sober housing in CT
My Sister’s PlaceLocated in the North End of Hartford, CTProviding housing, food, and other basic needs to women and children.
Mercy Housing and Shelter CorporationHartford areaProviding services to those who are homeless or nearing homelessness
Amos HouseFocus on Danbury area, but help all of CTTransitional housing for women and their children
Safe Haven of Greater Waterbury, Inc.Waterbury & Southbury areas of CTProviding information and services for sexual assault and domestic violence
The Diaper Bank of ConnecticutAll of CTProviding diapers, period supplies, incontinence products and other basic health necessities to families in need throughout CT
ABC Women’s CenterLocated in Middletown, CTProvides free pregnancy and reproductive health resources to those in need.
Planned ParenthoodAll of CTProviding health and wellness services – including education and information on general health, reproductive health and wellness, cancer screenings, LGBTQ services, and much more

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