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YWCA Helps Empower Women on "Women's Equality Day"

America celebrates the anniversary of women's suffrage

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Greenwich, CT | Added on August 26, 2014 At 03:56 PM

August 26 is Women's Equality Day in the United States, but here at the Greenwich YWCA, they are working hard everyday for women's equality. 

"Not only is our mission to empower women and eliminate racism, but 95 years ago, a group of women got together here to open the YWCA. That was just about the same year that YWCA women marched down Fifth Avenue in New York asking and pushing for women to get to vote," said Adrianne Singer, the President and CEO of the Greenwich YWCA. 

A year later in 1920, the 19th Amendment was passed, giving women the right to vote. Flash forward to 2014, and the YWCA is still helping women better themselves and their families. 

"We allow parents, working mothers, all mothers, the ability to bring their kids here, and have time to spend to build their own lives," said Singer. 

The YWCA is the sole provider of domestic abuse help for women in Greenwich.

"We have a 24/7 program. We do counseling, a shelter, two hotlines, and we build those victims to have better, safer lives, and to empower them," said Singer. 

Children learn equality and empowerment through YWCA programs such as preschool and swim team. 

"All of those programs, as the children, the young girls and boys that we have here as well, build their skills, they too get confidence to move on to higher levels and to be more empowered," said Singer. 

For more information about programs or to become a member, visit 

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