Women & Family Life Center Receives Grant Award from BCF

wflc-house-signThe Branford Community Foundation, the leader in supporting a variety of local philanthropic needs, programs and services for more than 35 years, has distributed $2,600 to Women & Family Life Center, Inc. to support capacity expansion for the Guided Referral Program.

Guilford based Women & Family Life Center is a 501(c)3 organization that provides vital programs and services to Shoreline area women and their families facing a broad range of challenging life transitions, such as divorce, having a baby or facing financial stress. Founded in 1989, WFLC offers emotional support, legal and financial education and crisis support services free of charge to those in need. Women & Family Life Center empowers women and their families to face challenges and life transitions with grace and dignity.

The mission of the Guided Referral Program is to provide WLFC clients suffering from a personal crisis, challenge, and/or life change with critical and timely support, guidance and direct links to social services, mental health providers, legal assistance and emergency housing. Referrals are provided free of charge with a targeted population served including women and families that reside in Branford, Guilford and Madison (approximately 500 families estimated for 2017).

The Branford Community Foundation benefits all residents by pooling contributions from like-minded citizens, managing these funds with professional guidance, and then carefully granting a portion of the income generated to local, nonprofit organizations. As a multipurpose permanent local charitable endowment, the Branford Community Foundation helps to build a healthy and successful community by supporting everything from basic needs and health services, to local environmental issues and education, to the arts and other programs.