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helping children,
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in Greater Hartford.
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Serving a diverse community for more than 200 years.

We provide a full range of behavioral health, early childhood and youth development, substance use treatment and support services in Greater Hartford, Connecticut. 

  • 500+ professional staff
  • 20,000 people served each year
  • 97% overall satisfaction rating
  • 99% cultural competency rating

Stories of Impact

Pauline Has Opened Her Heart and Home To 45 Children Over the Years

“I’ve been a foster mom for at least 25 years. When I think about foster parenting I feel that I’ve given back to the community. I believe that I’ve helped someone along the way.”

Leah Inspires Us With Her Journey Moving From Fear To Confidence

“I was feeling depressed and there was a lot of anxiety going on. I didn’t really love Leah. I love who I am now. If it wasn’t for The Village, I wouldn’t know what sobriety is…”


What keeps employees here? Making a difference.

“The work is rewarding. The Village is big enough, but small enough.”


News & Events

August 25, 2021

After Flooding, Community Steps Up to Get New Backpacks for Hundreds of Hartford Kids

Overwhelming support replaces destroyed school supplies in record time.

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August 12, 2021

The Village to Expand Mental Health Services in Hartford, Buys Downtown Building

Highly visible property to get renovation, host as many as 100 employees.

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August 05, 2021

Local Auxiliaries Generate Massive Donation Despite Pandemic Shutdown

Volunteer-run Second Chance Shops raise $400,000 to support The Village for Families & Children.

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June 11, 2021

Supporting The Foster Families Who Support Children

Over the past year, the Department of Children and Families has seen the number of children in foster care dip from 4,100 to 3,700. But Natalia Liriano, director of the foster care division, acknowledges that 3,700 is still too many.

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May 05, 2021

Cutting-Edge Treatment Options Emerge to Help Children During Pandemic

1 year into pandemic, evidence shows certain mental health treatments are improving outcomes and reducing racial disparities

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April 24, 2021

Child Abuse Prevention Month: Institutional Abuse and Its Impact on Children

Child Abuse Prevention Month marks an important time to discuss childhood abuse, how it shapes children’s lives, and what parents and communities can do to be active partners in prevention.

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March 18, 2021

The Village for Families & Children One of Just Two CT Non-Profits to Win National Top Workplace Award

The Village for Families & Children has just been awarded the first-ever National Top Workplaces Non-Profit Industry Award, one of only two non-profits in Connecticut to earn such a distinction. Top Workplaces serves more than 60,000 organizations in the United States and hundreds in Connecticut. The awards are based exclusively on anonymous staff surveys.

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March 04, 2021

New Initiative Launched to Combat Chronic Absenteeism in Hartford Public Schools

24% of student body chronically absent: The Village, Hartford Public Schools and Travelers to take action

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January 22, 2021

The Village Receives $17,500 Grant From Southern Connecticut Gas

The Village for Families & Children and KIDSAFE, an affiliate of The Village, have received $17,500 in grant funding from Southern Connecticut Gas under Connecticut’s Neighborhood Assistance Act tax credit program.

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December 24, 2020

Thousands of Children Opened Gifts on Christmas Thanks to Generous Donations

The Village for Families & Children was determined that the thousands of children who benefit from its annual toy drive – The Holiday Giving Tree – wouldn’t miss out because of the pandemic. With so many employees working from home and large gatherings prohibited, participating companies, Village staff and dozens of additional Village supporters have found new ways to help.

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"We do it because we believe in it."

The Village is supported by hundreds of donors and volunteers who help us provide critical support to children, adults and families in our local community.