Over our 208-year history, The Village has continually evolved. This past year was no exception! We expanded our services to reach more people across their lifespan. We harnessed data to help parents support their children’s literacy skills, and brought trauma-informed care into schools. We forged partnerships to serve individuals and families more holistically, and more effectively. Through it all, our goal has remained steady – to help people gain control and achieve real and meaningful change in their lives. We invite you to read about some of these exciting programs in our 2017 annual report.
Many children in Hartford face unique barriers to academic success. Poverty, and the stress that goes along with it, multiplies the likelihood that a child will suffer anxiety, depression, low academic performance and challenges with parent/child relationships. But we know that Hartford children – and parents – also come to school with strengths and skills, hopes and dreams. The Village’s 2016 annual report highlights our work in 12 Hartford schools, providing a safety net for families, filling in gaps that fall beyond the work of the school administration and staff, supporting children and families in their pursuit of success – in school and in life.
Trauma holds children back, but The Village helps them move forward. The Village has deep expertise and an array of treatment models and services for children facing emotional, behavioral and mental health challenges. Our 2015 annual report shows how we customize our approaches to help children and their families achieve long-lasting positive outcomes. Read about two families we’ve helped, and also how our donors and volunteers support this important work.
The 2014 annual report, So Every Child Believes in Tomorrow, highlights the complex needs of many of the families we serve and how their lives can really turn around with the right mix of services and support. Meet families who, with our help, are in a much better place – and also those who give of their time and other resources to help others.
The 2013 annual report, No Time To Wait, discusses how critical it is to reach children early and provide services before problems escalate, and features several innovative and successful Village programs. Our donors and volunteers are also recognized for their generosity and commitment to our mission.