What We Do

Family and Community Ties Foster Care Program

Family and Community Ties is a specialized foster care program that helps youth ages 6-18 struggling with complex behavioral, emotional, physical and mental health issues to develop the skills needed to succeed in a community setting. The goal is to reunify the youth with their birth families or find permanent placement with adoptive families.

Often youth who are referred to the program have experienced multiple placements, including sporadic stays with their birth parent(s), multiple foster families, youth psychiatric hospitalization, or residential treatment. These youth need the stability of a consistent, nurturing placement to assure them that family living can work, as well as clinical and collaborative interventions to maintain them in the community.

Using a wraparound approach, a clinical team works with the child and family, providing intensive home and community-based clinical support focused on trauma recovery, case management services and 24/7 support.

Access Services
Youth in the Family and Community Ties program are referred by the Connecticut Department of Children and Families (DCF).

The Village is currently looking for foster families to provide homes. Learn more about becoming a foster parent >

Location
Services are provided in the home of foster parents and in identified locations in the community. Our administrative offices are located at:

The Village South
331 Wethersfield Avenue
Hartford, CT