Imagine a day when all children are living in safe and stable homes.

Unfortunately, this is not the reality for thousands of children currently in need of our help.

The Village, founded in 1809, was one of the first agencies in the country to provide homes for neglected children. Over 200 years later, The Village continues to help vulnerable children and at-risk families throughout the Greater Hartford region – over 8,000 each year.

Our mission is “to build a community of strong, healthy families who protect and nurture children.”

We achieve our mission when we help children succeed academically and socially, place children in safe and permanent homes, help parents succeed with effective parenting skills, and help families prevent and manage crises.

To accomplish this, we provide a full range of behavioral health treatment for children and youth, foster care and adoption, and community support services for children and their families in the Greater Hartford region.

Our 400 professional staff members include child psychologists, clinicians, social workers and parent educators. We operate out of our beautiful original campus at 1680 Albany Ave. in Hartford, the former Trolley Barn building at 331 Wethersfield Ave., the former Shelter for Women at Gray Lodge at 105 Spring Street, our programs in several schools in the City of Hartford, and offices in other towns throughout Greater Hartford, including Manchester, Meriden, Middletown, and Bloomfield.