CWEALF (Connecticut Women’s Education and Legal Fund) is a statewide non-profit organization that provides an information, referral and advocacy service while also training and empowering women, girls and their families in Connecticut to achieve equal opportunities and advocate for themselves.
Each year, CWEALF helps thousands of women and low-income people navigate legal and social service systems.
We educate individuals through direct contact to navigate the legal and social service systems effectively by: explaining the law in easy to understand terms developing and disseminating booklets on specific legal rights making referrals to attorneys and other service providers.
We provide training, technical assistance and resources to employers, schools, and community organizations by: educating individuals and organizations about legal rights and responsibilities increasing awareness of gender inequities offering practical applications and solutions We work to identify critical issues through research and client contact focusing public attention on those issues recommending, advocating and implementing reforms.
We are guided by our commitment to diversity, empowerment, personal responsibility and self-sufficiency, compassion and respect, collaboration, professionalism and self-assessment in all of our actions and programs.