Our History

1989
  WFLC begins as a community outreach center for women and children providing food and emergency shelter at the Peace & Justice Center at St. George Church in Guilford.
   
1990
  Our mission is defined, and the program receives critical funds. WFLC incorporates, becoming a nonprofit organization and the first women's center in Connecticut.
   
1991
  First Executive Director is hired and the Center moves to temporary space in the Congregation Church followed by small office space on State Street in Guilford.
   
1993
  Men Who Cook becomes the first major fundraiser.
   
1998
  A committee finds/closes on 96 Fair Street house.
   
1999
  Capital Campaign kicks off and includes goals for renovations of both buildings.
   
2003
  First year of the Women's Health Conference and the Speak Out© program.
   
2005
  Initiative on Internet safety for youth begins.
   
2006
  WFLC launches Together Time for supervised visitation.
Named 2006 Non-Profit / Service Organization of the Year by the Guilford Chamber of Commerce.
   
2008
  WFLC launches the Share Our Voices discussion series, an educational program that brings people together for meaningful conversations and more in-depth information on timely topics.