Blumenthal Announces $140,000 Federal Grants for YWCA Greenwich

On Thursday morning US Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) announced two federal grants for the YWCA Greenwich to expand services for victims of domestic violence and enhance their early childhood education program.

US Senator from Connecticut Richard Blumenthal with Geri Smiles, Early Childhood Education Director, YWCA Greenwich. Contributed photo

The Greenwich YWCA is the only provider of domestic abuse services in Greenwich. With a $75,000 award from the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), they will be able to hire additional staff and expand their office space to better serve more clients.

The YWCA Greenwich was also awarded a $65,000 in grant support from the Fund for the Improvement of Education (FIE) to complete the quality improvement process needed to earn accreditation from The National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC). The organization received accreditation from NAEYC in July.

The YWCA Greenwich is a community non-profit that has served children and families, from infants to older adults, for over 100 years.