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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

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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October 20, 2020

Galo Rodriguez Receives HBJ 2020 Lifetime Achievement Award

Galo Rodriguez has made significant contributions to growing The Village’s resources, bolstering programs on prevention and early intervention, and integrating its strengths in behavioral health services with primary care providers.

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August 26, 2020

Free Tax Filing Returns Nearly $34.7 Million to Local Taxpayers This Year

Despite widespread closures related to the COVID-19 pandemic which forced many to transition from in-person to virtual tax filing, more residents in central and northeastern Connecticut took advantage of the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program this year.

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July 30, 2020

Despite Challenging Year, Auxilians Contribute More Than $292,000 to The Village

The volunteer-run Auxiliaries of The Village for Families & Children have been supporting programs that help transform the lives of children and families for over 60 years. The shops closed in March due to COVID-19 but are now starting to reopen. Thanks to their dedication and commitment, the Glastonbury, Simsbury, Suffield and West Hartford Auxiliaries contributed $229,012 to The Village this year.

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You can make a vital difference.

Families rely on The Village to meet some or all of their children’s daily nutritional needs while also counting on us for critical mental health support.

Your gift of any size will ensure that children at The Village receive the nourishment they need to thrive and reach their potential.


"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.