The Gussie Wortham Foundation Inc. is a non-profit family and community based foundation that thrives on providing the community with all the resources needed to survive domestic abuse influding the following relocation, mental, medical, safety planning, and legal advocacy. We also provide a mentor program for young women and men. 


The Gussie Wortham Foundation Inc. in collaboration with various local and state agencies also gives assistance in employment training and finding employment and learning job skills (resume writing, interview preparation, and proper attire preparation). The Gussie Wortham Foundation Inc. is a hands-on foundation that emphasizes one-on-one services to families in crisis. Our plan is to give each family serviced the attention that a shelter or group therapy cannot give. We also work with all parties involved in the cycle of domestic abuse (male, female, children, and animals). We not only raise awareness but also funding for domestic violence by hosting an annual basketball tournament in August as well as various fundraisers throughout the year. Our mentor program is available to young men and women 10-21 years old.  This program is provided with little or no cost to families. In 2010, Education Before Basketball began to promote academics before athletics. 


Sponsors for the annual basketball tournament are always welcome. Donations are encouraged throughout the year: monetary, non-perishable food, clothing, and school supplies will be used to fund our programs and distributed amongst families and children in need.


To make a monetary donation, please click the Donate button below.


For all other types of donations, please contact Executive Director Kenneth Thompson for more information at or 860-888-9945. 



Sponsors/Media Supporters of the Gussie Wortham Foundation B-Ball Classic


  • My People's Clinical Services LLC
  • City of Hartford Recreation Department
  • The Law Offices of Matthew J. Lefevre ESQ. P.C.
  • Windsor Warriors - Girls and Boys Teams
  • Union Baptist Church - Howard Simpson
  • East Hartford High School - Girls and Boys Teams
  • Weaver High School - Administration and Custodial Staff
  • Discount Trophies of East Hartford, CT - Mark McMahon and Staff
  • Northstars
  • The Hartford Courant
  • WFSB Channel 3
  • NBC30 WVIT
  • HOT 93.7 FM
  • Modell's Sporting Goods of Manchester, CT - Barry Lopes
  • D&D Market - Franklin Avenue, Hartford, CT
  • Mark Woodard (Hartford Heat)
  • Wendell Williams
  • Charlie Betts - Team ROC - Springfield, MA - Girls and Boys Teams
  • Rainbow Graphics of Manchester, CT - Sean Thompson
  • Jashaia's Journey - In Memory of Jashaia Trinity Small
  • WTNH-8
  • Boy Scouts of America - ScoutReach - CT Rivers Council
  • Howard Simpson
  • Automatic Rolls of New England
  • Greater Hartford Pro-Am - Peter Higgins, CEO
  • City of Hartford Buildings and Grounds
  • Frank Wadsworth & Mark Mocadlo
  • CIGNA Foundation - Philadelphia, PA
  • Wentworth, DeAngelis, and Kaufman Insurance - Farmington, CT
  •  Ryan Duff Family Foundation
  • The Robert & Margaret Patricelli Family Foundation Inc.
  • Darren Williams & Family
  • Ed Fenton & Family
  • Levy Gillespie & Family
  • The Rondinone Family
  • Hartford Foundation for Public Giving
  • Beth & Michael Thurz - Rocky Hill, CT
  • Ken Smith
  • Ron Slomcinsky
  • Mike Williams Jr. 
  • Mike Williams Sr.
  • Mr. & Mrs. Ralph Lopez & Family
  • Club Z In Home Tutoring Services
  • Rjo Winch
  • Fox 61 News
  • Ryan Gomes Inc.
  • Connecticut Coalition Against Domestic Violence
  • WTNH-Channel 8 New Haven
  • The Law Office of Sally A. Roberts Esq.
  • The Eric & Jessie Zachs Family Foundation Inc.
  • United In Ball &Life
  • 2359 Consulting
  • Mitzie Global Travel/Carringto Real Estate Services-Mitzie R. Simpson-Andrade

We are a recognized 501 c(3) organization by the IRS

Federal I.D. #27-0091545

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