Published January 13, 2020
By Nancy Burns-Fusaro Sun, staff writer

The Community Foundation of Eastern Connecticut awarded $210,554 in grants to 53 nonprofits from its four "Women & Girls Funds" in 2019, all aimed at providing greater equity for women and girls throughout eastern Connecticut. Recipients were Northeast Area Women & Girls Fund; Norwich Area Women & Girls Fund; Southeast Area Women & Girls Fund and Windham Area Women & Girls Fund. Beneficiaries included Community Health Resources for basic needs of women coming out of intensive residential treatment programs; Norwich Area Women & Girls Fund; Safe Futures for a short term safe living program at the Katie Blair House; Hispanic Alliance of SECT/La Latina Network for BRILLA, a leadership development program for Latina teens; and Perception Programs to empower new residents to begin their journey on the path to self-worth and positive decisions.