empowerHER Unveils LEGACY Group Designed to Support, Empower and Connect Girls Age 19-24
Inaugural event includes private tour of Massachusetts State House
Norwell, MA – August 21, 2019 - empowerHER, a nonprofit organization serving young girls who have experienced the early loss of their mothers, today announced LEGACY, a one-of-a-kind initiative designed to support, empower and connect girls age 19-24. Today, empowerHER serves girls up to age 24. With this announcement, empowerHER will now offer unique programming and events designed to bridge the gap between high school and the “real world,” and foster the next generation of empowerHER mentors. With events expected throughout the year, the program kicked off with a private tour of the Massachusetts State House hosted by LEGACY member Muriel Mena and her mentor Kim Fontes. To learn more about this program, please visit HERE.
Norwell, MA – March 29, 2019 - empowerHER, a nonprofit organization serving young girls who have experienced the early loss of their mothers, today announced it will host a launch party on Thursday, April 4th to celebrate the successful expansion of the empowerHER community in Connecticut (CT). Hosted at The Back Nine Tavern at Stanley Golf Course in New Britain, CT, the event will feature empowerHER founder Cara Belvin and the brave, beautiful girls new to empowerHER and their families. Award-winning broadcaster originally from Newington, CT, Candy O’Terry will emcee the evening as guests celebrate the success of the newly formed CT Chapter, helping to serve even more girls navigating the difficult terrain of grief. To purchase a ticket to the CT Launch Party, please visit HERE.
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Originally from Southington, CT, empowerHER founder Cara Belvin lost her mom to breast cancer when she was 9 years old and out of gratitude for the support her family received after her mother died, she founded empowerHER. A community-based, volunteer-driven and non-therapeutic nonprofit organization, empowerHER today serves 150+ girls across Massachusetts and Connecticut. The unique programming includes EVENTS for GIRLS to remind girls they are not alone in their grief, in tandem with a 1:1 MENTOR MATCH PROGRAM to provide additional support throughout the year. The CT chapter of empowerHER is powered by a growing team of volunteers lead by CT empowerHER ambassador Laurie Faye of Southington, CT and Cynthia Whipple of Avon, CT, among others. As a result of the recent expansion, more than a dozen brave, beautiful girls and their families have joined the empowerHER community as they seek support through a devastating loss.
“We are grateful to Cara and the empowerHER community for their support as we look to extend empowerHER’s unique programming to young girls across the state of Connecticut who feel isolated in their suffering,” said Laurie Faye, empowerHER’s CT Ambassador. “This celebration is just the beginning of our journey and underscores our unwavering commitment to building and supporting the empowerHER community in Connecticut to serve young girls who may need a reminder of their own strength.”
To learn more about how to volunteer in CT, visit HERE.
Headquartered in Norwell, MA, empowerHER was formed in 2013 by Cara Belvin with a very specific mission—to empower, support and connect girls who have experienced the early loss of their mothers. empowerHER currently serves 175 girls up to age 24 by providing group events and retreats designed to build a supportive community in tandem with an intensive 1:1 mentoring program with caring community volunteers, many of whom have themselves experienced this profound loss. All programs and activities are provided at no charge to the family. empowerHER is the only program of its kind in the country and while empowerHER’s mission is simple, its impact is profound.