The Women & Family Life Center helps participants with custody disputes, sexual assault, community support, domestic violence, divorce, financial empowerment., legal education, housing and more...

Dear Friends of the Women & Family Life Center,

It doesn't seem possible that we are already reaching the end of another successful fiscal year. Our mission to support and empower women and all families during challenging life transitions has been at the forefront of everything we have done this past year, and thanks to your dedication, we have made such a profound impact.

Our community events raised essential funds for the Women & Family Life Center and fostered a stronger sense of connection and solidarity. From our legislative round table, which had the highest attendance to date, to our awareness community programs for those affected by domestic violence and sexual assault, your active participation and enthusiasm have brought us closer together as a community. The support from our empowHer gala, annual appeals, and company and community fundraising events, like a memorial tennis and racket ball tournament, spa days, yoga classes, sip shop, and celebrate, has been a testament to the strength and dedication of our community.

Through your generous contributions and volunteer efforts, we have offered individualized one-on-one case management, legal resources, financial guidance, educational workshops, job support, emergency assistance, and SO MUCH MORE to those in need.

As we look ahead to the next fiscal year, we are filled with hope and determination as we plan to expand our services further and explore new ways to empower and support those we serve. None of this would be possible without your ongoing commitment and belief in our mission.

Thank you on behalf of our board, staff, and the countless individuals and families we have had the privilege of supporting. Together, we are building a brighter future.

Nothing is impossible,

Jennifer Wenderoth-Holster, MPA

Executive Director

June 2024 Community Update


The positive feedback from participants has been overwhelming and it is because of people like you! Your generosity, whether through donations, time, or advocacy, has made a difference.


Together, we can break the cycle of violence and inequality. Women & Family Life Center depends on private donations to keep our services free of cost to participants from 14 towns in Connecticut. Join us in creating communities where everyone can thrive. Donate to the Center for our spring appeal and your donation will be MATCHED up to $15,000! You can donate anytime up until June 30th.




In partnership with the Beth-El Center, Women & Family Life Center is excited to share that the services provided by the Shoreline Diversion Specialist now covers all 14 towns the Center serves.


Keep an eye out for our Direct Connect Newsletter for more program updates from Women & Family Life Center!

On June 5th, Defibtech generously donate an automatic electronic defibrillator (AED) to the Women & Family Life Center! Thank you Defibtech!

On May 21st, Women & Family Life Center received a Worthy Projects Award from Amity Club of New Haven at Anthony's Ocean View! Donations like these make our work possible in 14 towns in Connecticut.

SHEro Sponsors

On May 5th, Women & Family Life Center visited Medtronic in North Haven and raised money for the Center in celebration of women for Mother's Day.

Women & Family Life Center

96 Fair Street

Guilford, CT 06437


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