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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

Meet Madyson and Nygel.​​

Nygel and many other HPL staff have worked diligently to infuse trauma-informed practice into their work with The Village’s partnership. Thanks to the safe space that has been created at HPL, youth and young adults like Madyson have mentors with whom they can confide.

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.”


May 13, 2022

Officials Highlight Effort To Boost Mental Health Services For Kids

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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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March 01, 2022

Cipes Pediatric Dentistry Provides Village Preschoolers With Free Care

The Village for Families & Children recently teamed up with Drs. Monica Cipes and Elizabeth Chisholm, a mother-daughter team of pediatric dentists at Cipes Pediatric Dentistry of West Hartford, to provide dental health care to preschoolers at The Village’s Early Childhood Learning Center (ECLC) in Asylum Hill.

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February 18, 2022

Hartford Middle School Creates Food Pantry for Local Students, Families

At Martin Luther King Jr. Middle School in Hartford, seventh-grade students are working to live up to every bit of the school's name through a new program initiative. And it all started with the question, "What would you like to change?"

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February 01, 2022

Barnes & Noble Customers Provide 1,500 New Books for Hartford Students

The Village for Families & Children distributed nearly 1,500 children’s books to local students and their families today, to help provide extra reading opportunities and aid pandemic learning loss.

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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.