Community Support for Families is a voluntary, family-driven program that helps families strengthen natural and community support systems to maintain safe and healthy home environments, reducing the risk of child abuse and neglect.
Staff work with families to create an individualized care plan focused on the families’ strengths and needs, and rooted in each family’s culture and experiences.
The Community Support for Families’ team helps families overcome challenges by:
- establishing links to community supports and services for food, clothing, shelter, mental health and/or substance abuse treatment and other services
- working with families to identify and mobilize natural supports, for example, support from their church or a neighbor
- providing information on parenting and child development or other interventions to increase safety for children
- supporting parents’ connections with their child’s school community.
Families residing in the Greater Hartford region* are referred to The Village by the Connecticut Department of Children and Families (DCF) or by Probate offices. Families referred to this program typically have children ages birth-17 living in the home.
Community Support for Families is primarily a home-based program. Meetings with families take place at the times, locations and at the frequency that works best for each family. Additional visits can take place at Village South.
The Village South
331 Wethersfield Avenue
Hartford, CT 06105
*DCF Region 4 includes Andover, Bloomfield, Bolton, East Granby, East Hartford, East Windsor, Enfield, Ellington, Glastonbury, Granby, Hartford, Hebron, Manchester, Marlborough, Somers, South Windsor, Stafford, Suffield, Tolland, Vernon, West Hartford, Windsor and Windsor Locks.
This program is funded by the Connecticut Department of Children and Families (DCF).