The Hour 5.October.2018: The Fairfield County’s Community Foundation Fund for Women & Girls recently launched an initiative to elevate the #MeToo movement with a program that will train high school coaches on best practices for guiding students to have healthy relationships.
The foundation, based in Norwalk, is fueling the “Coaches as Partners” project, a renewable grant totaling $100,000 that has already put a lot of points on the scoreboard.
It’s no small accomplishment that it has taken independent agencies and turned them into teammates. The YWCA Greenwich, The Center for Sexual Assault Crisis Counseling and Education in Stamford, Bridgeport’s Center for Family Justice and the Women’s Center of Greater Danbury were tasked with setting the course. The agencies recognized a gap and invited another member, the Triangle Community Center in Norwalk which serves the gay/lesbian/bisexual/transgender/queer community.