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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

Village Second Chance Shops

In the best of times, what the members of the Glastonbury, Simsbury, Suffield and West Hartford Auxiliaries do for The Village is remarkable. This year, their dedication has been truly inspiring. Despite a pandemic-driven multi-month shutdown of their Second Chance Shops, the Auxiliaries stayed engaged, maintained a safe retail environment, reopened in fall 2020 with reduced hours and managed to raise $400,000 to help support the tens of thousands of families served by The Village.

Kyla Thomas

Getting Financially Fit With VITA—and Giving Back

Today, Kyla Thomas is setting big financial goals: she’s learning all she can about tax credits, perfecting her resume to land an internship and taking budgeting courses to help build her savings and pay off her student loans as quickly as possible.


What keeps employees here? Making a difference.

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


July 01, 2022

New Behavioral Health Pharmacy To Boost Access and Improve Mental Health and Recovery Outcomes

The Village and Genoa Healthcare celebrated the grand opening of a new full-service, on-site pharmacy within The Village’s Wethersfield Ave campus, Village South, that will increase help for people facing challenges with mental health, substance use disorder and other chronic conditions.

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May 26, 2022

West Hartford Student Raises Nearly $700 To Provide Toys for Children Living at The Village

A local middle school student is celebrating his bar mitzvah with a special project to provide toys and games for children who are living at The Village and receiving mental health support after facing significant challenges.

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May 20, 2022

House Speaker Ritter, Rep. Exum Named “Champions for Children” for Leading Landmark Legislation

The Village has named Speaker of the Connecticut House of Representatives Matt Ritter and Deputy Majority Leader and State Representative Tammy Exum as The Village’s 2022 Champions for Children, recognizing them for leading passage of landmark bipartisan legislation addressing Connecticut’s mental health crisis in the 2022 legislative session.

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May 13, 2022

Officials Highlight Effort To Boost Mental Health Services For Kids

At The Village for Families & Children, Gov. Ned Lamont and a handful of his agency commissioners highlighted the expected impact of more than $100 million in recently passed funding aimed at increasing behavioral health services for Connecticut children.

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May 09, 2022

VITA in Central and Northeastern Connecticut Helps More Than 12,700 Residents File Taxes This Year

More than $36.8 million returned to taxpayers through the VITA campaign

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May 02, 2022

This Mother’s Day, Hartford Moms in Need To See Expansion of Mental Health and Parenting Support Services

Just in time for Mother’s Day, The Village for Families & Children has expanded services to help empower local mothers, filling a gap in support as families face an increase in mental health challenges compounded by COVID-19.

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April 30, 2022

The Village, United Way and City of Hartford Combine Efforts for Drug Take Back Day Event

Hartford residents were able to safely dispose around 70 pounds of unwanted and unused medications.

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April 21, 2022

Village Hosts Connecticut Sun Basketball Clinic To Help Hartford Kids Affected by Trauma

The Village for Families & Children, WNBA stars partner to bring sports to after-school program

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March 29, 2022

Vernon Expands Free Pandemic-Related Mental Health Counseling

Children ages 3 to 17 can receive free counseling through a unique partnership with KIDSAFE-CT, an affiliate of The Village for Families & Children. The town has already established a social worker position using ARPA funds to counsel adult Town residents through the Hockanum Valley Community Council.

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March 11, 2022

Village’s Family Navigators to Assist Families in Cradle to Career Initiative To Improve Academic Success for North Hartford Promise Zone Students

The Village for Families & Children is joining forces with community leaders, local care providers, city officials and community-based organizations in a new initiative to provide Hartford children and their families with the supports they need to reach their full potential.

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Children living at The Village in our residential treatment program often spend their birthdays with staff and other children here—apart from their families and friends from home. You can help them celebrate their birthdays with a note of encouragement!


"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.