The Village Blog

Hear our views and news about our work with others to improve the quality of life for children and families in the state. Our blog features Village leaders and other experts. Join the conversation by sharing and commenting on the posts.

Uniting as One Powerful Sisterhood of Women

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We see through the years how women are warriors in a war for gender equity. We have fought many battles seeking gender balance − seeking to be seen as an essential and equal member of our society. As we reflect on the various movements we have had throughout the years, we see that success would not have been achieved if not for the strength, courage and intellect of women.

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The past does not define us

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“The past does not define us. It's discovering who we really are and how we're going to get there that does that. The Village - where real change happens.” These words describe The Village’s core beliefs and are heard in our new TV and radio ads. They also describe my own personal journey.

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Support during tough times

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The Village family and members of the communities we serve have been affected by the recent natural disasters in Puerto Rico and Mexico. Join us in action, advocacy and assistance.

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Finally! It’s summer! Right?

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For children who struggle with behaviors and emotions, structure, consistency and relationships equal safety. Summer can threaten the routine. And when the routine is threatened, oftentimes the behaviors and emotional struggles increase. Violence in neighborhoods may make it hard to play outside, and the cost of programs can be too much for many families. So, then what? There is hope for summer 2016! There are a ton of fun, free activities and some simple interventions that can help everyone have a successful summer.

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Are you a Human Trafficking Abolitionist?

The truth is slavery still exists in our current society, but it manifests itself in many forms. Human trafficking is Modern Day Slavery. As you are reading this article someone is being enslaved. A child is being forced into a life of sexual exploitation, and children and adults are forced to work in sweatshops, homes, local businesses, factories and agriculture. Right here in Connecticut.

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