The Fairfield County Community Foundation’s Fund for Women and Girls granted $15,000 to Caroline House in Bridgeport to support English as a second language and life-skills education for low-income women.
The Caroline House language and life skills program provides free literacy education and support services to low-income women so that they gain self-confidence and are able to empower themselves to move forward with their education, qualify for livable-wage jobs and advocate for themselves and their children. In a home-like setting of safety and encouragement, women learn to read, write and communicate in English.
Lucy Freeman, executive director of Caroline House, said, “This grant will support our students’ continuing progress and help mothers and their children achieve skills and confidence that build strong families and strong communities.”
Caroline House was founded in 1995 by the School Sisters of Notre Dame. Programs serve 200 women and children each year.