Connecticut Women's Education & Legal Fund

Cause Area

  • Advocacy & Human Rights
  • Community
  • Justice & Legal
  • LGBTQ+
  • Women


75 Charter Oak Ave., Suite 1-300Suite 1-300Hartford, CT 06106 United States

Organization Information

Mission Statement

Using a justice and equity lens, we advocate for under-resourced and marginalized women in CT



CWEALF helps bridge the justice gap by providing information about the legal rights of women and girls, as well as connecting them with resources and providing individual support as they navigate the justice system.


CWEALF protects and promotes the rights of women and girls by identifying and articulating the challenges they face and elevating their interests and voices through public policy and advocacy.


CWEALF provides a platform for women’s voices and issues, and promotes advancement opportunities for women and girls to reach their potential in school, at work, in the home, and in the community.


Would you recommend Connecticut Women's Education & Legal Fund?
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by Wendy M. (June 1, 2021)
I was thrilled to find CWEALF through VolunteerMatch. I have been a volunteer on CWEALF's Information and Referral line for years and it has been such a rewarding experience. This is a wonderful organization that works hard for equity and the rights of all it serves through advocacy, education and the Information and Referral line. I would encourage anyone looking to have a direct impact on individuals' lives to volunteer with CWEALF.
by Pamela E. (May 24, 2021)
I have volunteered for CWEALF for almost three years doing legal information and referral. If you are passionate about issues that affect women, this is the place for you. CWEALF's mission is to empower women to make informed choices to strengthen their lives and their families.
by Graham S. (June 28, 2018)
I volunteered for the Connecticut Women’s Education and Legal Fund for a year while I applied to law school, and came back during my first winter break to volunteer some more because I found it so rewarding. CWEALF is an organization of inspiring and caring people who are providing vital information and resources to vulnerable women. I looked forward to every day I spent there, and always came feeling like I’d helped make a difference. I can’t recommend working with CWEALF highly enough.
by Kaley L. from Bloomfield, NJ (April 16, 2018)
I loved my time volunteering for CWEALF! The organization’s mission is great, the staff is wonderful, and the volunteer work is meaningful. I volunteered for the Information and Referral line and really enjoyed getting to talk to clients, offer them important information and referrals, and know that I was making a difference in their lives. The staff at CWEALF is fantastic. They are incredibly dedicated to their work, knowledgeable, friendly, and always available when you have questions. They went out of their way to make me feel like I was part of the team. I also volunteered at CWEALF events, including their annual awards events. They were always very organized, gave great direction to volunteers, and made me feel like what I was doing was valuable. I highly recommend volunteering with CWEALF.
by Rayane A. (September 1, 2016)
I had a great experience volunteering at CWEALF. The staff is extremely helpful. The organization offers monthly trainings, and various resources. I've learned a lot about family law, employment law, discrimination, and the CT court system. It was definitely a pleasant time, and I am thankful that my volunteering experience at CWEALF lead me to a full time job at a growing law firm.
by Sidra S. from Wethersfield, CT (August 25, 2016)
CWEALF is a place where you get to make a difference in the lives of women and men who are struggling with their issues. You not only learn about the legal system but how to empower people so they can solve their own problems. I definitely recommend volunteering at CWEALF.
by Stephanie L. (December 3, 2012)
CWEALF was a great internship experience. I felt as if I contributed not only to the organization but to the community around it as well. If you are looking for a fulfilling volunteer opportunity to empower women, CWEALF is for you.
by Shay I. (June 13, 2012)
I sincerely enjoyed interning at CWEALF. It is a great learning environment full of people with various career and personal experiences. I was able to actively participate in projects and felt as if my contribution mattered. I definitely recommend CWEALF to those who need to complete volunteer hours or simple wish to be a part of a great agency!
by Sarah N. (March 2, 2012)
I love volunteering at CWEALF. It is a wonderful atmosphere, with very friendly and helpful staff, interns and other volunteers. I find the work to be very rewarding and look forward to going every week. I would highly recommend this organization to anyone looking to volunteer.
by Deborah D. (February 7, 2012)
CWEALF is a wonderful place to volunteer. The organization's mission and cause are worthy and worthwhile, and the staff are extremely knowledgeable, committed to CWEALF's purpose, friendly, and helpful. Volunteer work at CWEALF is meaningful and contributes to the organization's agenda. I highly recommend CWEALF as a place to make a valuable contribution to an excellent cause.
by Carolyn T. from Southington, CT (February 1, 2012)
I volunteered at CWEALF for six months before becoming an intern. As a volunteer I had the opportunity to work directly with clients; this experience has been extremely fulfilling. The staff at CWEALF is wonderful, and I have gained valuable experience and insight.

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