Why should our community prioritize supporting women and girls?
On average, women in Fairfield County earn significantly less than men, with young single mothers experiencing the greatest disparities. Black mothers and babies also experience the highest mortality rates. This dynamic locks families in a cycle of poverty, preventing generations from achieving their full potential.
The State of Equity for Women & Girls in Fairfield County
How is FCCF bringing people together to fix this problem?
There are tested programs and policies we can build on to empower women and girls to achieve their full potential. But progress requires individuals, community leaders, lawmakers, businesses and organizations to come together to take action. With your support, our Fund for Women & Girls invests in collaborative programs that:
Increase Access to Quality Care
We are expanding our work with lawmakers to advance policies like fair pay for community health workers and doulas, and making HUSKY coverage available to everyone.
Strengthen Community-Based Work
We are growing our support to help local groups foster their community leadership and grassroots work to empower women and girls, and to fund strategic multi-year projects.
How can I get involved?
Want to move in Fairfield County forward? Here are three ways you can help ensure every woman and girl has the opportunity to thrive.
Give to the Fund for Women & Girls to be part of our collaborative work in this area.
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