Early Childhood Learning Center

Dear friends,

No doubt, each of us knows someone who has faced a mental health challenge. And unfortunately, the impact of trauma can last a lifetime. But with the right help and support, people who have suffered trauma can learn coping skills to draw upon when times get hard. Children, adults and families who are suffering today can be healed, can be emotionally healthy, and can be successful.

We know that this work literally ‘takes a village.’ Behind each clinician, each social worker, each child development specialist, is a tightly connected group of people who care deeply about making a difference.

We see this in many of our programs and especially in an exciting new initiative called Stronger Families, Stronger Futures. In partnership with many funders, state and municipal agencies and community-based providers, we are creating an integrated system of supports for parents.

We see this in the people who step up when they see a child in need — whether it’s in a school they work in or the foster children placed in their care. We see this in the generous and committed donors who provide lifelines of financial support through annual giving or endowed funds.

We are grateful for their — and your — support as we continue this life-changing work!

Andrew G. Baldassarre and Galo A. Rodriguez, MPH

Stronger Families, Stronger Futures

Parenting can be the most fulfilling and joyful role of a person’s life.

Early Childhood Learning Center

It can also be demanding, stressful and even heartbreaking. And when a parent lacks the physical and/or emotional resources to meet a child’s needs for healthy growth and development, a child can be in real danger. While many services are available to help parents be successful, too often they aren’t easily accessible or understood, or they don’t meet all the needs of a parent or child. Agencies providing the services may not coordinate with each other, leading to gaps or duplication of services and inefficiencies. With limited resources available for data collection and analysis, there isn’t enough hard evidence of the effectiveness of their efforts.

This year, an ambitious and unique effort called Stronger Families, Stronger Futures (SF2) was made to address these issues.

The Village joined forces with the City of Hartford’s Department of Health and Human Services and community agencies to create a coordinated system of supports for parents and caregivers that ensures the optimal development, learning and health of young children. The initiative is funded by the Connecticut Office of Early Childhood, with additional support from the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving and Fund for Greater Hartford.

“Our vision for this new system is to ensure that all families have access to the home-based services and supports they need, and that those services are fully embedded in other systems of care including health, mental health, early childhood services, and early care and education,” said Toral Sanghavi, The Village’s Associate Vice President and Senior Program Director for Stronger Families, Stronger Futures.

The foundation of the Stronger Families, Stronger Futures initiative is home visiting services. Why?

Research shows that negative early childhood experiences have a large impact on a child's mental and physical health, even into adulthood. Home visiting is a powerful way to promote healthy and safe children, and strengthen families. Evidence-based home visiting can reduce the incidence of child abuse and neglect by 50 percent. Visits can also improve the health of the child and the parent, improve school readiness and achievement, reduce crime and domestic violence, and improve family economic self-sufficiency.

Home visiting services pair families with trained professionals to give families parenting information, resources and support during pregnancy and throughout the child’s early years.

Stronger Families, Stronger Futures brings together many of the agencies that have been independently providing services to parents in the Greater Hartford region. In addition to The Village and the City, the partners include two major healthcare systems (Trinity Health/Saint Francis Hospital and Hartford Hospital/Hartford HealthCare at Home), as well as the Hispanic Health Council, Catholic Charities - Archdiocese of Hartford, Family Life Education, and Urban League of Greater Hartford.

By improving coordination of the services provided by these agencies, the network will maximize expertise and resources to provide a high-quality spectrum of service options for expecting parents and families with young children in the 22-town Greater Hartford region.

The home visiting program has been a life changing experience. As I go through my trials and tribulations of being a working mother of two, it’s been an advantage and huge support to know I have home visiting in my corner. They are flexible with me and at my pace. The people involved are what brings the program to life. I refer to them as my life coaches. Thank you, I am forever grateful.”
Stronger Families, Stronger Futures client
The Village has been a great support for children and families in the Hartford Region. Their recent work bringing together multiple agencies to form a coalition of programs to support families will benefit families, help coordinate efforts throughout the City, and leverage the strengths of the various programs."
Beth Bye
Commissioner, Connecticut Office of Early Childhood
Stronger Families, Stronger Futures
Staff from the SF2 partner network includes: The Village, Catholic Charities — Archdiocese of Hartford, City of Hartford — Health & Human Services, Family Life Education, Hartford Hospital, Hartford HealthCare at Home, Hispanic Health Council, Saint Francis Hospital & Medical Center, and Urban League of Greater Hartford.

“Now, more parents will have access to the parenting supports they need,” said Toral. “I like to say that now, there is no wrong door for families to enter the home visiting system. Through the two hospitals, new parents are made aware of and can enroll in the home-visiting services right after the birth of their child. Or, they can enter through any of the community agencies, through their OB/GYN or pediatrician, their child care center or by calling Child Development Infoline. It will truly be a seamless system.”

Services such as Healthy Start, Comadrona and the Maternal and Infant Outreach Program (or MIOP) will be available before a child is born. For families with children age 0-5, two evidence-based home visiting models will be used initially: Child First, available to the highest-risk young children and families, and Parents as Teachers for all other families. The Village has seen great results with families using these models, and is working with others to add additional models over time. In addition, telephone support will be available to low-risk families and group support will be open to all.

The Village’s successful Words Count program is also being integrated into home visits. This parent-directed, play-based program helps build the parent-child bond as well as the children’s vocabulary and conversational abilities, which are crucial to a child’s ability to learn and to be successful in school — and in life. (Funding from the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving, United Way and Fund for Greater Hartford have helped Words Count to expand.)

This new network will also integrate the work of six neighborhood-based Family Centers run by The Village, Catholic Charities, and Family Life Education and funded by the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving. In addition to providing early childhood education and parenting programs, the Centers also provide adult education, employment readiness, budgeting and financial management, behavioral health support, and links to resources to meet the family’s needs. Each year, the Family Centers serve about 1,500 families in some of Hartford’s most distressed neighborhoods.

“Staff from each of the agencies are sharing information and being cross-trained so they can help out wherever needed,” said Toral. “We’re becoming more efficient in a lot of ways. And there is a shared sense of ownership — we all depend on each other’s success.

“As someone who values transparency and the power of data, I’m excited that a key feature of the initiative is to measure, evaluate and continuously improve,” said Toral. “Together, The Village and the City of Hartford are building a shared database to collect, analyze and report data. The partners will use the data to make improvements in the home visiting programs and the network that supports this work.”

“While The Village helps children, adults and families at every level — from relatively minor problems to crises — we are increasingly focusing on prevention services,” said Galo Rodriguez, President and CEO. “The more we can help families build their resilience, create safe and nurturing homes, and foster their children’s healthy growth and development, the fewer crises families will experience. This reduces trauma and the lifelong impact that it can have.

“In fact, this past year, we invested $7.4 million in prevention programs compared to only $85,000 in 1995,” said Galo. “Stronger Families, Stronger Futures is another significant step in the right direction.”

Collaboration is key to improving the quality of services received by community members and expanding the scope of those services. Our partnership with The Village and the rest of the SF2 team ensures that the driving force of our work is what is in the best interest of residents."
Liany E. Arroyo, MPH, CPH
Director, Department of Health and Human Services, City of Hartford
A strong network of Family Centers can create one system of integrated services and resources for families to use everywhere around the city while remaining responsive to neighborhood needs. We are glad to support and partner with The Village as well as with the parents and agencies actively involved in the Centers to document and learn from a new way of working to benefit children and families throughout Hartford.”
Jay Williams
President, Hartford Foundation for Public Giving
Transforming the former Nurturing Families programs into the new SF2 program promises to bring the strengths of our CBOs, our hospitals and our public health agencies to the families of Greater Hartford that need these services and support. This new cooperative and coordinated systems approach should revolutionize not only the way we deliver these important services but also the way we track their effectiveness.”
Walter P. Trymbulak, MD, PhD
Vice Chairman, Women and Infants Service Line
Trinity Health Of New England Medical Group

A Teen’s Life is Transformed

“She said that I deserved all the love in the world.”

Jazlyn Figueroa and Melissa Aiello Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)

Today, Jazlyn Figueroa is a vibrant teenager in a loving family. She’s a high school freshman, a summer camp counselor-in-training, and an accomplished poet. Her dream is to earn a forensic psychology degree and eventually become an FBI agent.

Jazlyn’s life now is in stark contrast to what it was like as a child and early teen. Jazlyn grew up with her younger brother Jordan and her mother in Pennsylvania. Due to her mom’s substance abuse and frequent absences, Jazlyn took on the role of parent to Jordan. She witnessed violence with her mom’s boyfriends and her mom’s deteriorating ability to care for herself.

After living a short time with her grandparents, Jazlyn and Jordan were taken in by child protective services, which moved them to her father’s home in Connecticut. Soon, though, it became clear that he was unable to care for them. For the next two years, Jazlyn and Jordan lived together and separately with a series of foster parents. As a result of these traumatic events, Jazlyn began to protect herself from any further harm. “I didn’t trust anyone,” said Jazlyn. “I had this guard that I would put over myself if anybody tried to connect with me, or tried to help me, to block them out. I didn’t want any sort of contact.”

Jazlyn started working with clinicians Melissa Aiello and Nicole Cyr at The Village for Families & Children. Because individual and group therapy hadn’t worked with Jazlyn previously, Melissa used Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) techniques to ‘unblock’ stuck memories and help Jazlyn heal psychologically. Nicole and Melissa also used Jazlyn’s love of art to work through her traumatic memories.

During this time, Jazlyn had also met Amy Coates, a secretary in the counseling department at Illing Middle School in Manchester.

“I would go the guidance office a lot because of how isolated I was from everyone and how hard school was on me,” said Jazlyn. “Amy would always talk to me and make me feel better. I didn’t know it then, but Amy and her husband began talking about adopting me.”

Jazlyn remembers the day Amy told her why. “She said, ‘I chose you because you are so bright. You have this potential in you that I see.’ She said I deserved all the love in the world, and the best family possible, and that she would provide support for me because she knew I can reach really high things.”

On August 31, 2017, Jazlyn moved into the Coates family home. Despite suffering a fall during cheerleading practice, and wearing a neck brace, Jazlyn was all smiles on Friday, October 11th of this year, when the judge approved her adoption.

“Now, I’m probably the most social person you would ever meet in Manchester!” says Jazlyn. “I’m involved in a bunch of social justice movements and activism work — and I’m very proud of that. I’m very involved with my school — I was in a musical and I do cheerleading and track.”

Jazlyn is excited that her brother is in the process of also being adopted by a local family. She knows their future is bright.

“Your current reality is not your destiny,” Jazlyn says. “Many who are in a bad situation think ‘this is how it’s always going to be’ but it can be different. I know that my life will not always be positive — there will be many rocks and boulders to deal with. But I know I have the ability to make it over and around them.”

I would go the guidance office a lot because of how isolated I was from everyone and how hard school was on me.”
Jazlyn’s court adoption photo
Left to right: Jon Coates (Jazlyn’s adoptive dad), sons Evan and Dylan, Amy Coates (Jazlyn’s adoptive mom), Jazlyn (in neck brace), and the judge who formalized the adoption.

Learn more:

EMDR at The Village

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) is a non-invasive, evidence-based method of psychotherapy developed by Francine Shapiro, PhD in the late 1980s.

This 8-phase treatment enables a person who has suffered traumatic experience(s) to identify those memories as well as any traumatic symptoms and/or harmful coping strategies that have resulted.

Through EMDR therapy, patients are able to reprocess traumatic information until it is no longer psychologically disruptive.

Foster Parents Provide Safety and Healing

“We help them heal, thrive and move forward in their lives.”

Tameka Hewitt

Tameka Hewitt is proud of the blended family of five she and her husband Rohan have together. Their children, who range in age from four to 20, “may not always get along, but they love each other and show by their actions what a united family looks like.”

Despite the time commitments of being a parent, a spouse and a 19-year insurance executive, Tameka has always wanted to give back to her community.

“As I was earning my social work degree at University of Saint Joseph, we were asked in a class assignment to write our own obituaries; what would we accomplish and be remembered for? That helped me articulate a goal and a passion that had been brewing in me for a long time; in addition to my other goals, I always wanted to be a foster parent,” she relates.

As their children got older, Tameka explored foster parenting programs. After attending a therapeutic foster care orientation session at The Village, she decided it was time to help at-risk kids who needed a safe, stable place to live and grow. “It took me a while to convince Rohan, but he knew how much I wanted to help other kids in our community,” she smiles. The couple participated in an 11-week training course and an evaluation process.

Tameka and Rohan are currently foster parents to a 16-year-old girl and her 12-year-old brother who are unable to live with their biological mother. “We thought it would be great for the foster children who joined our home to learn how our kids interact as a family,” Tameka explains. “It’s been helpful for them to have other young people they can talk things through with.”

“As foster parents, it’s our job to make sure our foster kids are safe and cared for. That they are secure in reaching out to us and talking through their fears. That they have what they need to grow,” says Tameka. “The Village supports us with a number of resources, such as tutoring for our foster son and mentors for our foster daughter. Case workers visit our home weekly to talk to the children as well as check in with the family. During these meetings the children are given the opportunity to discuss their experiences within the home as well as any experiences related to school and the community where they live.”

The Village’s therapeutic foster care program understands that developing trust and support is a gradual process,” Tameka says. “They give us the time to build a relationship with our foster kids. We also attend monthly touch-base sessions at The Village with other foster parents. During these sessions we talk through common issues, challenges and participate in information sessions to further develop our skills and understanding of therapeutic care.

“While Rohan and I will never take the place of our foster kids’ biological parents, we want to be seen as protectors, advisors and role models who help them heal, thrive and move forward in their lives.”

As foster parents, it’s our job to make sure our foster kids are safe and cared for. That they are secure in reaching out to us and talking through their fears. That they have what they need to grow.”

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Foster Care at The Village

Every child deserves a safe and loving home. The Village works with families whose children are at imminent risk of placement outside of the home to stabilize and strengthen family functioning. We also recruit, screen, train and support foster and adoptive families, ensuring a nurturing environment in which children – and their caregivers – can thrive.

Stability With The Village’s Financial Center

“We did it — we got our own home!”

Tameka Hewitt

Not many 28-year-old women own their own homes. But, with ambition, hard work and the help of The Village’s Financial Center, Allena and her fiancé are now ecstatic to have a place to call home.

Allena grew up in Hartford, graduated from Weaver High School, received a bachelor’s degree in human development from the University of Connecticut and, in May, earned a master’s degree from Springfield College. Obviously, Allena is a young woman with goals and the drive to achieve them.

“I always felt that it was important to give back to the community,” says Allena. “I feel like I’m a good role model and I want to help people make smart choices.”

Her job as a transition coordinator at the High Road School of Hartford gives her a chance to do just that. The High Road School is a private high school for students with social, emotional and behavioral challenges. The program focuses on both academic and behavioral goals so that students can return to a less restrictive educational setting. That’s where Allena comes in — working to transition the students back into the community.

Like the students at the High Road School, Allena knows when to ask for help. She had worked in a bank so she knew something about how mortgages work. But it was still scary and she wanted to be prepared so that she would be successful getting a mortgage and being able to purchase a home. She also could use some help in augmenting her savings.

Allena had heard about The Financial Center at The Village and reached out. She met Andrea, who gave her lots of information and encouragement, and some homework. During the one-on-one sessions, she learned that she needed to work on the balance on her credit cards so that they wouldn’t be maxed out, was reminded to continue paying her bills on time, and she signed up for the Matched Savings Program, which helped her save for a down payment. After a couple months, she felt ready to apply for a mortgage.

“Because Andrea prepared me and I knew what to expect, everything went smoothly,” said Allena. “I didn’t feel stressed out.”

When she heard that she was approved, Allena wasn’t sure it was true at first. “It had all gone so well and so quickly!” she said. “It was such an amazing feeling!”

She and her fiancé Patrick are happily working around the home to “make it their own.” They love the yard and the neighborhood. “One of the neighbors came over with home-made cookies to welcome us. It’s great for us and my stepdaughters,” Allena says. “I’m so grateful to Andrea and The Financial Center,” said Allena. “They made it so easy.”

Because Andrea prepared me and I knew what to expect, everything went smoothly. I didn’t feel stressed out.”

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The Financial Center

The Financial Center’s goal is for clients to achieve increased financial stability. This includes increasing earnings, income and assets and decreasing debt, as well as creating a greater sense of overall confidence in making informed financial decisions. Services include benefits screening, credit repair, budgeting, matched savings, career development, housing mobility coaching, and tax preparation.

  • Over 260 clients received help from The Financial Center last year, with over 800 helped since its inception in 2012.
  • Clients saved $15,000 last fiscal year. Since the start of the program, over 100 women have saved a total of nearly $75,000, which has been matched dollar for dollar, for a total of almost $150,000.
  • United Way Women United helped launch The Village’s Financial Center and continues to be its primary funder.
  • Over 9,200 tax returns were prepared by the Greater Hartford VITA campaign last season, returning more than $20 million in refunds and credits.

Outcomes

20,002 total served

(VITA) Volunteer Income Tax Assistance

Gender

(Statistics do not include VITA clients.)

Age

(Statistics do not include VITA clients.)

Ethnicity

(Statistics do not include VITA clients.)


The Village's programs address all levels of need — from prevention to crisis intervention and everything in between. Here are just a few of the outcomes achieved by the children, families and adults we serve.

85% of the youth attending our enrichment after-school programs attended school 90% or more of the time.

90% of the families served by our Words Count program, which uses innovative tools and data to increase parent-child bonds and literacy development, demonstrated improved parenting skills.

9,200tax returns were prepared by VITA (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance), returning more than
$20 million in refunds and credits.

100% of the children attending our Extended Day Treatment therapeutic after school programs did not require further hospitalization, intensive treatment or out-of-home placement while in the program.

83% of children receiving services from our outpatient Enhanced Care Clinic demonstrated decreased problem severity.

94%of students who attended the Truancy Court Prevention Program received no suspensions while in the program.

95% of the children served by our short-term crisis stabilization program went to a home or community setting.

72% of the children in our foster care programs remained stable in just one foster home over 12 months.

82% of the youth receiving intensive psychiatric services, which help children and youth stabilize at home, did not require psychiatric hospitalization while in the program.

Client Satisfaction

Client feedback and input is key to our ability to continue to provide quality, effective services. While we’re always looking for ways to improve, we are pleased with the results of this year’s surveys.

Program Overall SatisfactionAccess to Services Cultural CompetencyEngaged in Treatment Planning Improved Social Support
Extended Day Treatment 94%99%99%97%96%
Enhanced Care Clinic99%98%99%99%97%
Intensive In-Home Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Services (IICAPS) 93%99%99%98%95%
Multidimensional Family Therapy Program (MDFT) 100%100%100%100%100%
Child First 100%100%100%100%100%
Reunification and Therapeutic Family Time 99%100%100%100%99%
Community Support for Families100%100%100%100%NA
Overall99%99%100%99%97%
I can’t thank you all enough for what you have done for me and my daughter. Because of you and everyone who helped us, I felt my voice was finally heard. I really feel there is now hope for my daughter to move forward.”
Mother of a seven-year-old girl helped by our Enhanced Care Clinic

Financial Report

Program Funding

Fiscal Year 2019 ($ in thousands)   % of total
Program Fees and Contracts
$14,30641.0%
Grants (State Funds)
13,10437.5%
Other Grants and Contributions
2,8268.1%
Authorized Endowment Contribution
2,0495.9%
Grants (Federal Funds)
1,9035.5%
United Way
7132.0%
Total $34,901100.0%

Expenses

Fiscal Year 2019 ($ in thousands)   % of total
Outpatient Behavioral Health Services
$8,93426.0%
Residential Services and Extended Day Treatment Programs
8,63325.1%
Community Services
8,12923.7%
General & Administrative
4,27812.5%
Permanency
3,79811.0%
Fundraising
5841.7%
Total $34,356100.0%

If you have any questions about our financials, please feel free to contact Martin Morrissey, Chief Financial Officer, at mmorrissey@thevillage.org.

Adoptee Honors Mother with Endowed Fund

“She taught me that
love is unconditional.”

Connie and Larry Gavrich with their dog Coco

“My earliest recollection was that my mom was my adoptive mom,” said Connie Gavrich, “and I knew I was the center of her universe.”

Connie was adopted as a newborn. Her adoptive mother, Betty Goumas, could not have children. Her adoptive father died of leukemia when she was just shy of three years old.

“As a single parent in the 1950s, my mom was very much a woman ahead of her time,” said Connie. While Betty had no formal education, she worked full-time, ran a household, and cared for her daughter and other family members in the household.

Connie laughed as she said her mother knew how to stretch a penny. “She always dressed very well,” Connie remembers. “She had one or two nice outfits and would keep them looking great year after year.”

The Goumas family lived in Livingston, New Jersey, with easy access to New York City and Atlantic City. “My mother would take me on adventures almost every weekend,” said Connie. “She wanted to expose me to everything she could.”

Connie attended the all-women Cedar Crest College in Allentown, Pennsylvania, where she majored in Political Science — but also studied Secondary Education and Environmental Studies.

“It was great!” exclaimed Connie. “Since it was all-women, I learned to assert myself in positive ways.”

Connie then went on to earn an MBA from Rutgers University.

“Mom always taught me to be independent,” said Connie. After college she got a job at a large New Jersey bank as a systems analyst and then with TRW Financial Services in Manhattan, the beginning of a successful career in finance and banking. “When I graduated, I wanted to have a roof over my head and to make my own decisions,” she said. “I wasn’t looking for a husband.”

At age 24, Connie moved back into the house where she had spent most of her life. Coincidentally, it was also where Connie met her husband, Larry Gavrich. She was mowing the lawn one day and Larry was visiting at the house across the street. They struck up a conversation which eventually led to friendship, marriage and another loving family.

Connie and Larry, who is a Village Board member, have two children, Tim and Jennie, and they all remained close with Connie’s mom, who continued to work until she was 70 years old. Jennie is a social worker for the State of Vermont and Tim lives and works in Florida for The Golf Channel.

“She loved her grandkids!” Connie said. “She was a fun grandmother — she’d get right down on the floor to play with them. She always had a twinkle in her eye when the kids were around.”

Connie’s mom passed away in 2004 at age 87. But her impact clearly hasn’t.

“She taught me that love is unconditional,” said Connie. “I admired her. She was strong and always did what she needed to. She was very kind and selfless — always doing things for other people.”

Connie never knew her natural family, only that her birth mother was very young and her birth father had been killed in the Korean conflict.

Betty was very open to Connie about looking for her birth mother and asked her at age 16 if she wanted to try to find her. Connie said, “No” because she knew she had “the best parent anyone could have wanted.”

To honor her mom and to celebrate the commitments of other adoptive families, Connie and Larry created the Betty Goumas Endowed Fund at The Village. It joins six other endowed funds created to support, in perpetuity, a particular interest of a donor.

Connie and Larry are pleased with the growth of the fund over the years. Friends and family members have contributed to honor Betty’s life.

Last year, with money from the fund, The Village was able to provide gift cards for adoptive parents to help them do fun and exciting things as a family — like Connie did with her mom. Connie and Larry are now considering creating a college scholarship fund for foster and adopted children.

No doubt, Betty Goumas would be as proud of that as she always was of her daughter. Betty’s legacy of unconditional love continues.

As a single parent in the 1950s, my mom was very much a woman ahead of her time.”
Betty Goumas and her grandchildren Tim and Jennie
Betty Goumas and her grandchildren Tim and Jennie

Leadership Giving (2018-19)

Support means many things here at The Village. Caregivers support their families financially, socially and emotionally. We support children, adults and families as they work to make real and meaningful change in their lives. Individuals, organizations, corporations, foundations and governmental agencies support our work by donating their time, talent and treasure. To each of you, we say THANK YOU! It means so much to the staff — and to the children and families we serve — to know that you are there to support us.

The Hartford Giving Tree
We were overwhelmed by the generosity of The Hartford. In addition to everything else they do for The Village, their employees donated toys and gifts for hundreds of our children and families to brighten their holiday season. Pictured are Donna Jolly, former vice president for advancement at The Village, and Diane Cantello, The Hartford vice president of corporate sustainability.

Federal, State and Municipal Agencies

  • Advanced Behavioral Health
  • Americorps VISTA
  • Child and Health Development Institute (CHDI)
  • City of Hartford
  • Connecticut Department of Children and Families
  • Connecticut Health Foundation
  • Connecticut State Department of Education
  • Connecticut Department of Housing
  • Connecticut Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services
  • Connecticut Department of Social Services
  • Connecticut Judicial Branch, Court Support Services Division
  • Connecticut Judicial Branch, Office of Victim Services
  • Connecticut Office of Early Childhood
  • Connecticut Office of Policy and Management
  • Hartford Public Schools
  • Internal Revenue Service
  • United Health Foundation
  • U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
  • University of Connecticut Health Center

Virginia Thrall Society

$100,000+

ORGANIZATIONS

  • Glastonbury Auxiliary of The Village
  • The Hartford
  • Hartford Foundation for Public Giving
  • Simsbury Auxiliary of The Village
  • United Way of Central and Northeastern Connecticut

Augusta Williams/Gray Lodge Society

$50,000+

ORGANIZATIONS

  • Suffield Auxiliary of The Village

Alison Gill Lodge Society

$25,000+

ORGANIZATIONS

  • The Fund for Greater Hartford
  • The Travelers Companies, Inc.
  • West Hartford Auxiliary of The Village

President's Society

$10,000+

INDIVIDUALS

  • Jeanmarie and Colin Cooper
  • Mr. Loren Godfrey
  • Ms. Linda Carlson Hart
  • Mr. John Hurley
  • Ms. Lisa C. Khan
  • Mr. and Mrs. Peter G. Lombardo

ORGANIZATIONS

  • Aetna Foundation, Inc.
  • Asylum Hill Congregational Church
  • J. Walton Bissell Foundation, Inc.
  • Fairview Capital Partners, Inc.
  • Penwood Real Estate Investment Management, LLC
  • SBM Charitable Foundation, Inc.
  • Webster Bank, N.A.
Hartford Federal Credit Union donation to The Village
As part of a special campaign, Enterprise Holdings Foundation made a donation to The Village for each car sale Enterprise made to Hartford Federal Credit Union members. We're grateful to Ed Danek, president and CEO of the Credit Union (and an Ambassador of The Village) for facilitating this partnership.
The Village's Foursomes for Fatherhood Golf Classic
For almost a decade, The Village's Foursomes for Fatherhood Golf Classic has been raising money to support our programs that provide fathers with the skills and support they need to be involved in the lives of their children. This year, over 120 golfers and several generous sponsors came together to raise over $100,000 to support these life-changing programs. Pictured are Hector Glynn, The Village’s COO; Marcus Hines, Fatherhood program participant; Brian Reilly, Board member and event chair; and Don Crocker, Fatherhood program supervisor.

Brainard‑Goodwin Society

$5,000+

INDIVIDUALS

  • Anonymous (1)
  • Thomas and Ellen Byrne
  • Mrs. Ruth E. Clark
  • Mrs. Beth A. Costello
  • Mr. Thomas A. Cranley
  • Mr. Thomas M. Daugherty
  • Ms. Judith Kissane
  • Mr. Barry N. Lastra
  • Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Reardon
  • Mr. and Mrs. Brian Reilly

ORGANIZATIONS

  • All Waste, Inc.
  • Arbella Insurance Foundation
  • Cigna
  • ConnectiCare, Inc. & Affiliates
  • Deloitte & Touche LLP
  • Eastern Connecticut State University
  • Emanuel Lutheran Church
  • Farmington Bank Community Foundation, Inc.
  • KPMG LLP
  • Morgan Stanley Global Impact Funding Trust, Inc.
  • NEOS, LLC
  • Prudential Financial, Inc.
  • Robinson+Cole LLP
  • Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center
  • The Stocker Foundation
  • Thomas Byrne Associates
  • United Technologies Corporation

Hartford Trolley Barn Society

$2,500+

INDIVIDUALS

  • Ms. Wendy Carberg
  • Mr. and Mrs. Arnold Chase
  • Mr. and Mrs. Edward R. Cowles
  • Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence J. Gavrich
  • Mr. and Mrs. Kevin W. Grenham
  • Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Hoffman
  • Ms. Cathy N. Iacovazzi
  • Mr. and Mrs. Robert F. King
  • Mrs. Janice F. Klein
  • Mr. Alan J. Kreczko
  • Mr. and Mrs. Kevin LaFreniere
  • Joanne and Rocco Orlando
  • Mr. Anthony J. Pierson
  • Mr. Simon R. Plummer
  • Galo A. Rodriguez and Ms. Moraima Gutierrez
  • Mr. and Mrs. Joseph J. Selinger, Jr.
  • Mrs. Judith Sturgis
  • Mr. and Mrs. John J. Turgeon, CPA, HCS
  • Ms. Lynn Weisel and Mr. John Pray

ORGANIZATIONS

  • Ahearn Family Foundation
  • The Sandra and Arnold Chase Family Foundation, Inc.
  • Comcast NBCUniversal Foundation
  • Community Renewal Team, Inc.
  • Connecticut Natural Gas Corporation
  • Ernst & Young LLP
  • Ellen Jeanne Goldfarb Memorial Trust
  • Greater Hartford Community Foundation, Inc.
  • Hartford Federal Credit Union
  • Hartford Hospital at Hartford Healthcare
  • KeyBank Foundation
  • Janice and David Klein Fund
  • Liberty Bank Foundation
  • The McPhee Foundation, Inc.
  • Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith, Inc.
  • Niagara Bottling, LLC
  • People’s United Bank
  • People’s United Bank Community Foundation
  • PwC
  • The Connecticut Water Co.
  • The Warrington Foundation
Vernon and Manchester ROCKS Coalition
With a five-year, $1.5 million federal grant from SAMHSA, we are expanding our Partnership for Success program (also known as the Vernon ROCKS Coalition) into Manchester. Pictured are (l-r): Sharon Kozey director, Manchester Youth Service Bureau; Sheridan Douglass, project program coordinator, Manchester Youth Service Bureau; Kaitlin Carafa, MVPP program director, The Village; and Michelle Hill, director, Vernon Youth Services.
Prudential Hartford Black Leadership Forum’s Backpack Drive
For the 13th year, Village clients were the beneficiaries of the Prudential Hartford Black Leadership Forum’s Backpack Drive. Prudential’s staff donated over 250 backpacks filled with school supplies for the children we serve, helping them to have a smooth start to the school year.

Trumbull‑Robinson Society

$1,000+

INDIVIDUALS

  • Ms. Sarah Adanti and Mr. Mark Adanti
  • Mr. James Antunes
  • Mr. and Mrs. David P. Bailey
  • Mr. and Mrs. Samuel G. Bailey, Jr.
  • Mr. and Mrs. Ross Baker
  • Mr. Andrew G. Baldassarre, C.F.A.
  • Mr. and Mrs. Allan Borghesi
  • Ms. Deborah Bradley and Mr. Eric Bradley
  • Ms. Elizabeth S. Bryden
  • Mrs. Sally R. Burgess
  • Mr. Curt A. Cameron
  • Ms. Wendy Carberg
  • Mr. and Mrs. James P. Carroll
  • Ms. Elizabeth York and Mr. Gary L. Carter
  • Mr. Edward Chanda
  • Mrs. Barbara Coffin
  • The Corne Family
  • Mrs. Lori Ann Cottrell
  • Mr. and Mrs. Edward Danek, Jr.
  • Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Dechamps
  • Dr. Ashley G. Dorin
  • Mr. and Mrs. Vincent J. Dowling, Jr.
  • Mr. and Mrs. Dan R. Eudy
  • Ms. Marilyn D. Every
  • Mr. William D. Field
  • Mr. and Mrs. David L. Friar
  • Mrs. Dian D. Friedman
  • Ms. Leah Hartman
  • Mr. and Mrs. Robert F. Hester, Esquire
  • Mr. and Mrs. Jeffrey S. Hoffman
  • Mr. Mark Hughes and Ms. Amy E. Johnston
  • Mr. Richard M. Kaplan, Esquire
  • Mr. and Mrs. Charles H. Klippel
  • Ms. Susan M. Mackiewicz
  • Ms. Amy Morris
  • Mr. Martin G. Morrissey
  • Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Mowell
  • Ms. Vaughan Finn and Mr. Stephen Nightingale
  • Donna L. O’Shea, M.D., MBA
  • Mrs. Sue Palms
  • Mr. and Mrs. Jeffrey Paul
  • Ms. Linda Roderick
  • Ms. Susan Varnum Smith Rubin
  • Mrs. Erika M. Smith
  • Mrs. Sarah G. Stevens
  • Mrs. Robin B. Stine
  • Mr. and Mrs. Gregory Toczydlowski
  • Ms. Mavourneen Vigneault
  • Mr. Michael S. Wilder
  • Ms. Mary D. Zapp

ORGANIZATIONS

  • Aetna, Inc.
  • Ameriprise Financial Services, Inc.
  • Aspen Re America
  • Bank of America
  • BlumShapiro & Co., P.C.
  • Connecticut Children’s Medical Center
  • Connecticut/Westchester Chapter of Corenet Global, Inc.
  • CPCU Society, Connecticut Chapter
  • The Vincent Dowling Family Foundation, Inc.
  • Earthlight Technologies
  • Enterprise Holdings
  • FieldActivate LLC
  • Friar Architecture Inc.
  • Gavrich Family Fund
  • William Casper Graustein Memorial Fund
  • Guardian Life Insurance Co.
  • Hart Realty Advisers, LLC
  • Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Foundation
  • Integrated Rehabilitation Services
  • Kaman Corporation
  • Legal & General America
  • Lockton Companies
  • The Lutheran Church of St. Mark
  • MassMututal Financial Group
  • MetalFinish LLC
  • North Carolina Community Foundation
  • Salisbury Bank and Trust Company
  • Shipman & Goodwin LLP
  • Simoniz USA, Inc.
  • The Toczydlowski Family Fund
  • Trinity College
  • Unitarian Society of Hartford
  • United Bank Foundation Connecticut
  • Wentworth-DeAngelis Insurance, Inc.
  • Whalley Computer Associates
  • Willis Towers Watson
Abbott-Carlson Scholarship recipients and mentors
This year’s recipients of the Abbott-Carlson Scholarship gathered with Linda Carlson (the scholarship’s creator and donor) and their mentors. The scholarships help those who have accessed The Village’s programs attend college and become financially self-reliant.
Early Childhood Learning Center - KPMG volunteers
Once again, a dedicated group of volunteers from KPMG visited our Early Childhood Learning Center to work with the children on different activities and crafts.

Hillyer‑Jewell Society

$500+

INDIVIDUALS

  • Ms. Mary Abel
  • Ms. Staci Bachman
  • Mr. and Mrs. John J. Bermel
  • Mr. and Mrs. Jeffrey Boulden
  • Ms. Stephanie Bush
  • Mrs. Miriam B. Butterworth
  • Mrs. Marcy Cain
  • Mrs. Francine E. Christiansen
  • Mr. and Mrs. Peter Cote
  • Mr. Chad Czerwinski
  • Ms. Winsome A. Dariah
  • Mr. Alden E. Davis and Dr. Annette E. Rogers
  • Mrs. Kristin S. Dederer
  • Ms. Kim L. DiPietro
  • Mr. Kevin Dyer
  • Ms. Carrie L. Firestone
  • Ms. Ida Gilmore
  • Mr. Hector Glynn
  • Mr. and Mrs. David Golino
  • Ms. Rona Gollob
  • Mr. and Mrs. Marc A. Green
  • Ms. Paula Healey
  • Donna E. Jolly
  • Ms. Pamela J. Joyce
  • Mrs. Elizabeth Keister
  • Mr. Daniel Lamberty
  • Ms. Lisa Levinger
  • Ms. Diane Lipes
  • Dr. Thomas Lipscomb
  • Ms. Carol B. Martin
  • Ms. Patricia Martino
  • Mr. and Mrs. David L. Mingolelli
  • Mr. John R. Nealon and Ms. Pamela Lucas
  • Donna L. O’Shea, M.D., MBA
  • Ms. Andrea Papazoglou
  • Mr. Brewster Perkins
  • Mrs. Janet M. Peyton
  • Ms. Stephanie M. Radinieri
  • Mr. Dante Roccasecca
  • Ms. Lori Rodden
  • Mrs. Peter Russell
  • Mr. Robert Stone
  • Ms. Monica Tarasek
  • Ms. Deborah L. Tedford
  • Ms. Kathy Thorsell
  • Mr. and Mrs. Mark R. Wetzell

ORGANIZATIONS

  • Aurora Women & Girls Foundation
  • Butler Company
  • Casa de Adoracion Unidos Por Cristo Corporation
  • Cinchseal Associates, Inc.
  • Environmental Group, Inc.
  • Gowrie Group
  • Greater Hartford Sangha
  • Jewish Community Foundation of Greater Hartford
  • Lifelong Learning Corporation
  • Riverfront Family Church
  • Smith Capital Investors
  • UnitedHealth Group

* deceased

Cooley‑Williams Society

$250+

INDIVIDUALS

  • Anonymous (2)
  • Mr. Peter Arakas and Ms. Karen H. Kellerman
  • Ms. Megan Beardsworth
  • Mr. Jeffrey A. Brine, Esq.
  • Mrs. Gilda S. Brock and Mr. Robert M. Fechtor
  • Mr. and Mrs. Christopher Brodeur
  • Mr. and Mrs. Henry Burgos
  • Mrs. Carlene D. Bush
  • Mrs. Patricia Campanella Daniels and Mr. Eric D. Daniels
  • Ms. Shari Cantor
  • Mr. and Mrs. Anthony A. Cooper
  • Ms. Eleni DeGraw
  • Mrs. Susan B. Dunn
  • Dr. Paul H. Dworkin
  • Mr. and Mrs. Joseph H. Edelson
  • Mr. John A. Eldredge
  • Mrs. Diana M. Erha
  • Marilda L. Gandara, Esquire
  • Betsy and Brian Gauthier
  • Mrs. Debra J. Gice
  • Mrs. Jean H. Holden
  • Ms. Jane Houle
  • Mr. and Mrs. Matthew Hummel
  • Mr. and Mrs. Robert A. Izard
  • Arthur and Zadelle Krasow Greenblatt
  • Ms. Linda Kroll
  • Ms. Deborah Leclerc
  • Ms. Betsy C. Mack
  • The MacRae Family
  • Mr. and Mrs. Marc Madnick
  • Mr. Douglas K. Manion, Esq.
  • Ms. Rebecca Maxwell
  • Ms. Lauren McGrew
  • Mr. and Mrs. William T. Miller
  • Mr. Steven Moore
  • Mrs. Patricia Morrissey
  • Mr. Wilfredo Nieves
  • Ms. Mary S. O’Connor
  • Mr. and Mrs. James D. Parry
  • Dr. and Mrs. Michael Passaretti
  • Mr. and Mrs. Robert Penney
  • Ms. Erin M. Ridge
  • Ms. Laura Dake Roche, O.D.
  • Mrs. Margaret F. Schenk
  • Ms. Karen Schoenrock
  • Ms. Kim K. McLain and Mr. Brian R. Smith
  • Ms. Deborah Strong
  • Nancy and David Wadhams
  • Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Waxman
  • Mrs. Louise M. Wilder
  • Ms. Eileen F. Wilson
  • Ms. Donna Wojtyna
  • Mr. Andrew Wood
  • Mr. and Mrs. John P. Wright

ORGANIZATIONS

  • Bartholomew Contract Interiors
  • CREC
  • Dance 10 Studios LLC
  • Delcon Maintenance Corporation
  • East Granby Congregational Church
  • Fuss & O’Neill Inc.
  • Glastonbury Women’s Book Club
  • Granby Lions Club
  • Holistic Coach Services and Safe and Together Institute
  • Kelser Corporation
  • Lewis Real Estate Services
  • Liberty Mutual
  • Motorlease Corporation
  • Plaza Cordiall Shoppe
  • Union Baptist Church of Hartford

* deceased


Gifts up to $249

INDIVIDUALS

  • Anonymous (6)
  • Mrs. JoAnn Adams
  • Ms. Patricia L. Adams
  • Ms. Susan Adler Maloney
  • Ms. Amy Adolfo Signore
  • Ms. Christine V. D. S. Ahrens
  • Ronald J. Albert, D.M.D.
  • Ms. Angela Alexander
  • Ms. Debbie Alter
  • Mrs. Sally N. Alubicki
  • Mr. Mark Anson and Ms. Robyne Watkin-Anson
  • Ms. Dianna Aprea
  • Ms. Kimberly Armstrong Silcox
  • Mr. Jeff Aron
  • Ms. Brenda Arroyo
  • Mrs. Angie H. Augustinos
  • Ms. Sara Avatapalli and Mr. Adam Denninger
  • Mrs. Gwendolyn G. Avery
  • Mrs. Veronica A. Badiola
  • Ms. Rebecca Bagot
  • Mrs. Janet Bailey Faude
  • Mr. Craig Bailey
  • Mr. and Mrs. Bill Baker
  • Ms. Deborah Baker
  • Ms. Sandra Kaye Baker
  • Mr. and Mrs. William A. Baker
  • Mr. Satish Kumar Balaji
  • Mr. and Mrs. Michael D. Barker
  • Winsome Barnaby
  • Mr. and Mrs. Thomas O. Barnes
  • Ms. Heidi Barter
  • Mr. Bruce B. Barth and Mrs. Pamela Yeomen Barth
  • Ms. Angela Bartolotta
  • Andrea Barton Reeves, Esquire
  • Ms. Amy Jaffe Barzach
  • Ms. Carmen Baskauf
  • Mrs. Catharine A. Bates
  • Ms. Kim Bauer
  • Ms. Merily Behm
  • Mr. and Mrs. James Belfiore
  • Dr. and Mrs. Mark Belsky
  • Ms. Dianne Bennett
  • Mr. and Mrs. Donald J. Bercowetz
  • Ms. Catherine Berey
  • Mr. Keith Bergquist
  • Mr. Anthony Berlenbach
  • Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Berlenbach
  • Ms. Maribel Bermudez
  • Mrs. Melody L. Bernhardt
  • Ms. Doris Berton
  • Ms. Nicole Blades
  • Ms. Colleen K. Bland and Mr. Nicholas M. Hudgik
  • Ms. Dana Blasko
  • Mrs. Elise O. Boccia
  • Ms. Suzie Boice
  • Mrs. Fredrika N. Bookwalter
  • Ms. Laura Bosco
  • Mr. Loren B. Boudreau and Mr. Richard D. Boudreau
  • Ms. Ashley Boutin
  • Mr. and Mrs. Barton N. Bovee
  • Ms. Ann Brazel
  • Mr. and Mrs. Christopher Brodeur
  • Mr. and Mrs. Chester Brodnicki
  • Ms. Beth Brome
  • Mrs. Jean Bronson
  • Mrs. Julia Brown
  • Mr. and Mrs. R. T. Brown
  • Ms. Urana Brown
  • Mr. Stefan Brusky
  • Ms. Catherine Buchholz
  • Mr. and Mrs. Harold C. Buckingham, Jr.
  • Mr. Richard Bundy, Jr.
  • Ms. Jeannette Picard and Mr. Theodore Busky
  • Mr. Paul H. Butler
  • Ms. Martha Buttenheim
  • Ms. Lauren Caesar
  • Ms. Olivia Caires
  • Mrs. Marian B. Call
  • Mrs. Barbara Cambria
  • Mr. Michael J. Camilleri
  • Mr. Matthew Candiloro
  • Ms. Ethel Cari
  • Ms. Cristin Carley
  • Ms. Shannon Carlson
  • Mr. Edward J. Carr
  • Mr. Michael Carretta
  • Mrs. Margaret T. Carroll
  • Mrs. Annette Carter
  • Mr. Edward Casares, Jr.
  • Ms. Lisa Casidy Rollins
  • Ms. Rebekah A. Castagno
  • Mr. and Mrs. Frederick C. Castellani
  • Ms. Samantha Castillo-Davis
  • Mr. and Mrs. David R. Castonguay
  • Ms. Krista L. Cattanach
  • Mr. Carl Cavaliere
  • Ms. Creta Chandler
  • Mr. Kevin Chapman
  • Ms. Jennifer Charron
  • Mrs. Carole M. Cheney
  • Mrs. Danielle Choly
  • Carmen Cid
  • Mr. and Mrs. Kevin Cirillo
  • Mr. and Mrs. Joseph J. Ciullo
  • Mr. Bryan Clark
  • Ms. Kristen M. Clark
  • Ms. Nancy Clarke and Mr. Jay Petrow
  • Mr. and Mrs. William E. Clifford
  • The Honorable and Mrs. Henry Cohn
  • Ms. Nickesha Coley
  • Mr. and Mrs. David R. Colpitts
  • Ms. Odette Conley
  • Mr. and Mrs. Dan Connelly
  • Mr. and Mrs. Richard J. Connelly
  • Ms. Sara Connolly
  • Ms. Rosemarie Coratola
  • Mr. and Mrs. Don Corne
  • Mr. Clayton Corto
  • Mr. and Mrs. Leonard Corto
  • Ms. Catherine Corto-Mergins
  • Ms. Jennifer Corvo
  • Ms. Maureen Cosgrove
  • Ms. Alexandra Coury
  • Mr. and Mrs. John R. Craggs
  • Mrs. Elba Cruz Schulman
  • Ms. Marisa Cruz
  • Ms. Maureen Curran
  • Ms. Polly Curtin
  • Mrs. Carolyn Cutler
  • Ms. Erica Czajkowski
  • Ms. Marlene D'Addario
  • Mr. Richard Daigle
  • Ms. Courtney D'Angelo
  • Ms. Winsome A. Dariah
  • Ms. Ana Davis
  • Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Dechamps
  • Mrs. Kristin S. Dederer
  • Ms. Jeannette Dehmer
  • Ms. Michelle Delaney
  • Ms. Julia DeLapp
  • Ms. Michelle Delgado
  • Ms. Janet L. DeLissio
  • Mr. and Mrs. Ronald F. Demaine
  • Ms. Alice Dempsey
  • Ms. Barbara DeRosa
  • Ms. Patricia Devendorf
  • Ms. Erin Devine
  • Ms. Charlene Dewey
  • Mr. Steven Diamond
  • Mrs. Pauline M. Dickstein
  • Mr. Matthew DiGangi
  • Mr. Mark Dixson
  • Jetaun Dobbs
  • Ms. Elaine Domian
  • Mr. David Donaldson
  • Mr. and Mrs. William C. Doran
  • Ms. Erin Dorman
  • Mr. Frederick T. Downs
  • Ms. Shirley S. Dudley
  • Ms. Brenda Duffus
  • Mr. and Mrs. John P. Dugan, Jr.
  • Mr. Philip Duncan
  • Ms. Dianne Durgan
  • Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Duva
  • Ms. Carrie Dybinski
  • Mr. and Mrs. John J. Egan
  • Dr. Ellen Eisenberg
  • Ms. Mary D. Elder
  • Ms. Shayna Ellovich
  • Mr. John Emmanuel
  • Mr. and Mrs. Jonathon Ensign
  • Mrs. Laura Epstein
  • Mr. and Mrs. Anthony W. Erdman
  • Ms. Deanna Ericson
  • Ms. Jeri Erman
  • Mr. Michael Esernia
  • Ms. Deborah Farrel
  • Ms. Katherine Farrington
  • Ms. Leslie Fass and Mr. Robert Stillman
  • Ms. Amy Febles
  • Mrs. Heather R. Feinsinger
  • Mrs. Joelle Figueroa
  • Ms. Nicole Figueroa
  • Ms. Francy Filigrana
  • Ms. Martha Finkel
  • Mr. and Mrs. Jonathan Finman
  • Ms. Lisa Fishman
  • Mrs. Beverly A. Fleming
  • Mrs. Crystal D. Floyd
  • Ms. Joyce Ford
  • Ms. Mary Jane Foster
  • Mr. Joseph S. Fowler and Ms. Deborah Olisky
  • Ms. Nina Fox
  • Ms. Ilene J. Frank
  • Mr. and Mrs. Victor Fraulo
  • Ms. Beth Frechette
  • Mr. and Mrs. Timothy A. Fromson
  • Ms. Stephanie Fulbright
  • Mrs. Susan Gagliardo
  • Ms. Michelle Gagnon
  • Ms. Doris A. Gale
  • Mr. John Q. Gale, LLC
  • Ms. Heather Galli
  • Mr. and Mrs. John M. Gavin, Jr.
  • Ms. Tatiana Geist
  • Mr. Robert Gendreau
  • Ms. Robin Generous
  • Ms. Jennifer Gerasimov
  • Ms. Anna Gertz
  • Mr. and Mrs. Edgar C. Gerwig
  • Mr. and Mrs. Gary S. Gianini
  • Mr. Reid Gibson
  • Ms. Paula S. Gilberto
  • Mr. and Mrs. Michael D. Glucksman
  • Ms. Judy Goff
  • Ms. Analisha Gois
  • Mr. and Mrs. Steven P. Goldenberg
  • Ms. Rona Gollob
  • Mrs. Vivian E. Gombert
  • Ms. Zoe Gonzalez
  • Ms. Amy Gottfried
  • Mr. and Mrs. David C. Goyette
  • Mr. and Mrs. Michael Graziosi
  • Ms. Carrie Green
  • Mr. and Mrs. Arnold Greenberg
  • Ms. Mary Gridley
  • Mr. Oz Griebel
  • Ms. Barbara M. Griffin
  • Ms. Janel Griffin
  • Mrs. Ruth Grobe
  • Mr. Nathan Grube
  • Mr. and Mrs. Adam Guertin
  • Ms. Tara Guertin
  • Ms. Sonia Gutierrez
  • Ms. Joan K. Hagan
  • Mrs. Denise B. Hall
  • Ms. Rebekah Hall
  • Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth B. Hamblett
  • Ms. Sarah Harding
  • Dr. and Mrs. Jerry Hardison
  • Mr. and Mrs. LeRoy Hay
  • Ms. Audrey Hayden
  • Mrs. Patricia C. Hazelwood
  • Ms. Paula Healey
  • Ms. Tiffany Heath
  • Ms. Alina Heimerdinger
  • Ms. Faith O. Helene
  • Ms. Amanda Hemmelgarn
  • Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Hemming
  • Ms. Paula Henriques
  • Ms. Karen Herbert
  • Mr. Brian Hersh
  • Mrs. Deborah Hersh
  • Dr. and Mrs. Alfred Herzog
  • Ms. Jill Heslin
  • Ms. Kimberly Hessler
  • Ms. Patricia Hester
  • Ms. Heidi Higham
  • Mr. and Mrs. Wade D. Hiltabidel
  • Mr. and Mrs. Donald B. Himes
  • Ms. Donna Hixon
  • Ms. Beonita R. Holland
  • Mr. and Mrs. Edward M. Holmes
  • Ms. Carmen P. Holzman
  • Mr. Paul L. Horgan
  • Mr. David Houle
  • Mrs. Cynthia B. Howard
  • Ms. Judith D. Howe
  • Ms. Marie Hoyt
  • Mr. and Mrs. Lunville Hudgen
  • Ms. Jennifer Hudner
  • Ms. Amanda Hume
  • Mr. and Mrs. Matthew Hummel
  • Mr. Drew Iacovazzi
  • Mr. Herbert G. Isaacson
  • Mrs. Marilyn Ives
  • Ms. Janet L. Jackson
  • Mr. Brian Jacobs
  • Mr. Kenneth Jacobson
  • Ms. Abigail Jacques
  • Ms. Moira E. Jacquette
  • Ms. Jennifer Jaffe
  • Ms. Kelly Jarvis
  • Mr. and Mrs. Bud Jason
  • Mr. Frederick E. Jenoure, Jr.
  • Ms. Angela Jimenez
  • Ms. Kristen Johnson and Mr. Bill Bokus
  • Ms. Amanda Jolly
  • Ms. Katlyn Joraskie
  • Ms. Melanie Joy
  • Mr. Robert Jurasin
  • Ms. Kristi A. Kahn
  • Mr. and Mrs. Seth Kalkstein
  • Mr. Christopher Kaolian
  • Ms. Joan M. Karpuk
  • Mr. and Mrs. Michael Karwan
  • Ms. Barbara Kealey
  • Ms. Laurel Kelly
  • Ms. Margaret Kenna
  • Ms. Emily Kennedy
  • Mr. and Mrs. Patrick Kenny
  • Ms. Elaina. A. King
  • Mr. Greg Kirschner
  • Ms. Joann Kirschner
  • Mr. Christopher Kissane
  • Mr. Michael E. Knapp
  • Mr. Paul J. Knierim
  • Ms. Amber Z. Kocay
  • Mrs. Florence B. Korn
  • Ms. Nancy A. Kramer
  • Mr. Kenneth Krissinger and Ms. Janice Krissinger Wros
  • Mr. David Kumnick
  • Ms. Karolina Kwiecinska
  • Mrs. Emily La Croix
  • Mrs. Gina M. Lammey
  • Ms. Catherine M. Langdon Wooters
  • Mr. and Mrs. Steve Langlais
  • Mr. and Mrs. Lewis Lassow
  • Ms. Pamela T. Latty
  • Ms. Barbara Laurain
  • Mrs. Noraleen E. LeClaire
  • Mrs. Josephine Lee
  • Mr. Ryan Leichsenring
  • Ms. Janet S. Lemaire
  • Ms. Christine Lentini
  • Mr. and Mrs. Tom Leone
  • Ellen and Mark Lescher
  • Mrs. Julie Levine
  • Ms. Deborah Lewis
  • Mr. and Mrs. Paul H. Lichtenberger
  • Mr. and Mrs. Eric J. Lim
  • Mr. and Mrs. Thomas D. Lips
  • Ms. Jacinta Lomba
  • Ms. Patricia A. Lombardo
  • Ms. Estela R. Lopez
  • Ms. Deborah Lord
  • Mrs. Melissa Lovin
  • Ms. Kathryn M. Luria
  • Mr. Matthew Lynch
  • Ms. Karen E. Lyons
  • Ms. Rachel MacDonald
  • Mr. and Mrs. Jim MacDowell
  • Mrs. Margaret MacKinnon
  • Mrs. Patricia MacRae
  • Ms. Lila Madfis
  • Mrs. Catherine A. Magnusson
  • Ms. Cheryl MalBaurn
  • Mr. Stanley Malecki
  • Ms. Kathleen Malet and Ms. Julia Addonizio
  • Mr. David Mandel
  • Ms. Teresa Mannello
  • Mr. Robert Manzi
  • Ms. Jane F. Marcin
  • Ms. Kimberly Marioni-Gagliardi
  • Ms. Leta Marks
  • Mr. and Mrs. Dennis Martel
  • Mr. Patrick Martin
  • Mr. George L. Mason III
  • Mr. Thomas Mason
  • Ms. Eliza Massaro
  • Ms. Margaret Mathers
  • Mr. and Mrs. Harry Mazadoorian
  • Ms. Jeri Mazel
  • Ms. Jane McAlpine
  • Ms. Elizabeth McAuliffe
  • Ms. Alice McBride-Harris
  • Mrs. Lynette D. McCarthy
  • Mrs. Amy McCoy
  • Ms. Maureen McDonald
  • Ms. Stacey J. McGrath
  • Mr. Richard C. McKenna
  • Loel Meckel
  • Ms. Christine Meding
  • Ms. Jill Mehler
  • Mr. and Mrs. Robert C. Meier
  • Patricia Mellitt
  • Mrs. Georgina L. Mickevicz
  • Ms. Angela Miller
  • Ms. Lillian B. Miller
  • Ms. Luba Mindzak
  • Mrs. Dana Misorski
  • Miss Porter's School
  • Ms. Joanne Monaco
  • Ms. Allison Monarca
  • Mrs. AnnaMarie C. Monge
  • Mr. and Mrs. Anthony Mongillo
  • Ms. Jane Moote
  • Mr. I. L. Morris
  • Mrs. Jack Morrison
  • Ms. Jennifer Morrow
  • Mr. and Mrs. Bruce J. Mortensen
  • Sheila S. Moses, CPA, PC
  • Mr. and Mrs. Steve Motta
  • Ms. Tory Mucci
  • Mr. Fernando Muniz
  • Ms. Leah Murchie
  • Ms. Cassandra Murphy
  • Ms. Nancy Murray
  • Mr. Leonard Murtishi
  • Mrs. Karen M. Narciso
  • Ms. Rosalind Nash
  • Ms. Christina Nave
  • Ms. Robin Nelson
  • Mr. Russell Nelson
  • Ms. Nancy Nesbitt
  • Mrs. Nancy K. Netcoh
  • Dr. and Mrs. Jerry Neuwirth
  • Ms. Grace E. Nielsen
  • Ms. Anat Niv-Solomon
  • Mr. and Mrs. Raymond H. Noeker, Jr.
  • Mr. James M. Norris
  • Mr. Michael Nowicki
  • Ms. Sue O’Brien
  • Ms. Susan O'Brien
  • Ms. Theresa O'Brien
  • Mr. Thomas O'Donnell
  • Ms. Izabela Olechowska
  • Ms. Lynn Olson
  • Mrs. Dorothy D. O'Meara
  • Mr. and Mrs. Dennis G. O'Neil
  • Dr. Ibrahim N. Orgun
  • Ms. Rita Ortiz
  • Ms. Stacie K. Osber
  • Ms. April Oyler
  • Mr. and Mrs. Sal Palazzalo
  • Mrs. Sue Palms
  • Mr. and Mrs. David M. Panico
  • Mr. and Mrs. Alan K. Paperny
  • Ms. Rebecca Parry
  • Mrs. Mary Lou Patrina
  • Ms. Charlotte A. Pearson
  • Mr. Alan Pelletier and Mrs. Shawn Pelletier
  • Mr. and Mrs. David A. Pels
  • Mrs. Catherine Pepin
  • Mr. Edward Perrault
  • Mrs. Harold E. Perry, Jr.
  • Mrs. Melissa Person
  • Mr. Jack Perugini
  • Tina Pesola
  • Ms. Emma Pfau
  • Mr. David Pines
  • Mr. and Mrs. Willard F. Pinney, Jr.
  • Ms. Lucille Pirruccio
  • Mr. Paul Pita
  • A. R. Pizzoferrato
  • Ms. Nicole Pizzoferrato
  • Ms. Christina M. Polomoff
  • Ms. Lisa Preger
  • Mr. and Mrs. Jeremy Prudhomme
  • Mrs. Millard H. Pryor
  • Mr. Kenneth L. Przybysz
  • Mr. and Mrs. Frank N. Pulito
  • Mrs. Barbara N. Pullen
  • Angela Quick
  • Margaret and Brian Quigley
  • Mrs. Mary Randazzo and Mr. Paul Randazzo
  • Dr. Susan K. Ratzan and Mr. Richard M. Ratzan
  • Ms. Susan L. Redfield
  • Dr. and Mrs. Allan B. Reiskin
  • Ms. Pamela Rekow
  • Ms. Elizabeth M. Reynolds
  • Ms. Jessie Reynolds
  • Mr. and Mrs. John N. Rhine
  • Mr. John Ricardi
  • Ms. Annemarie Riemer
  • Ms. Cara Riley
  • Mr. John S. Riley
  • Ms. Damaris Rivera
  • Mr. Robert Roach
  • Mr. Kevin Robillard
  • Ms. Louise Robinson
  • Ms. Paula Robinson
  • Mr. Dante Roccasecca
  • Ms. Susan Roche
  • Mr. Antonio Rodriguez
  • Mr. Fernando G. Rosa
  • Ms. Elaine Rosen
  • Ms. Julia M. Rosenblum and Mr. Leonard Felson
  • Mrs. Pamela Rosow, MS, RD, CD-N
  • Mr. and Mrs. Charles L. Ross
  • Ms. Marilyn Rossetti and Mr. Gregory Rose
  • Mr. Mark Roth
  • Ms. Rosalie B. Roth
  • Ms. Doris L. Rothe
  • Mr. and Mrs. James Rotondo
  • Ms. Marjorie Rowlett
  • Ms. Annette Rubelmann
  • Ms. Susan W. Rubin
  • Mr. Frank Russo, Jr.
  • Ms. Cynthia Ryan
  • Mrs. Linda L. Rydin
  • Mr. and Mrs. Robert Safer
  • Ursula Salek
  • Carlos Salguero, M.D.
  • Ms. Anita Santangelo
  • Mr. Paul D. Sapiro
  • Ms. Mary Lou Saraceno
  • Mrs. Mary T. Sargent
  • Mrs. Roberta Sataline
  • Ms. Anita Ford Saunders
  • Mr. Robert H. Saunders, Jr.
  • Mr. and Mrs. Robert J. Sawicki
  • Mrs. Catherine Saxon
  • Mr. William Schaeneman
  • Mr. and Mrs. Peter Scheinblum
  • Ms. Joanne Schmeelk
  • Ms. Lois Schneeberger
  • Ms. Kelly Schuchardt
  • Mr. and Mrs. Doug Schumann
  • Ms. Kathleen Schuster
  • Mr. Henry R. Schwartz
  • Dr. Stanley Schwartz
  • Ms. Maryellen Sciallo
  • Mr. Louis Sciarretta
  • Ms. Elizabeth D. Scott
  • Mr. Michael J. Scricca
  • Mr. and Mrs. Edmund M. See
  • Mr. Gorsan Semsettin
  • Ms. Karen Several
  • Mr. and Mrs. Larry G. Shapiro
  • Ms. Andrea Shaw
  • Ms. Raschinna Shepard
  • Mrs. Estelle M. Sherry
  • Ms. Laura E. Shiembob
  • Mr. and Mrs. Edwin S. Shirley
  • Mrs. Carol Sicilian
  • Ms. Katrina Sikorski
  • Mr. and Mrs. Bruce E. Sill
  • Mr. and Mrs. David M. Silver
  • Mr. Shawn Simpson
  • Mr. Mitch Sinatra
  • Mr. Edwin V. Sisson
  • Ms. Patricia A. Sisti
  • Ms. Caitlin Skipp
  • Ms. Jenny Smith
  • Ms. Joann Smith
  • Mr. and Mrs. Robert H. Smith, Jr.
  • Ms. Rosemary Smith
  • Mr. and Mrs. Mark Sokolski
  • Mr. Matthew J. Southward
  • Ms. Beth-Ann Spaudling
  • Mr. and Mrs. Adam Stannard
  • Mrs. Laura Stevens
  • Ms. Mary Stevens
  • Ms. Carolynn Stoddard
  • Ms. Kimberly Stomper
  • Mrs. Joy Stone
  • Ms. Judy Strong
  • Ms. Andrea Sullivan
  • Mr. Art Sullivan
  • Mr. Timothy J. Sullivan
  • Ms. Karen Sylvia
  • Mr. David Symonette
  • Mr. and Mrs. Jeffrey H. Takahashi
  • Ms. Lisa S. Tanen-LaFontaine and Mr. Mark LaFontaine
  • Dr. and Mrs. Jason M. Tanzer
  • Ms. Monica Tarasek
  • Mr. and Mrs. John C. Taussig
  • Ms. Kelly Tavaro
  • Ms. Lori Temple
  • Ms. Bonnie Therrien and Mr. Thomas Corto
  • Ms. Andrea Thomas
  • Ms. Ann E. Thomas and Mr. Michael B. Bonzagni
  • Ms. Carolyn M. Thomas
  • E. M. Thomas-Jones
  • Ms. Elisabeth Thompson and Mr. Mark L. Berthiaume
  • Mr. and Mrs. Marshall Thompson
  • Mr. Eric Tkacz
  • Ms. Margarita Torres
  • Ms. Maria Torres
  • Mr. Robert J. Trafford
  • Mrs. Suzanne Tripp
  • Mrs. Katherine Vines-Cook Trumbull
  • Ms. Danielle Turgeon
  • Mr. and Mrs. Derek Twombly
  • Ms. Stephanie Vacek
  • Ms. Carmen Valenzuela
  • Ms. Patricia Valle
  • Ms. Betsy S. van Gemeren
  • Mr. and Mrs. Jean Pierre Van Rooy
  • Mr. Mark Vandevanter
  • Mr. and Mrs. Angelo Vasi
  • Ms. Candace Veilleux
  • Mr. and Mrs. Jon Veilleux
  • Ms. Michelle Veilleux
  • Mr. and Mrs. James R. Venneman
  • Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Verner
  • Ms. Barbara Vernon
  • Ms. Diane L. Vigneau and Mr. John R. Britt
  • Mrs. Helene H. Wade
  • Mr. Russell Wagner
  • Ms. Anne Wahl
  • Ms. Alicia Wakefield
  • Ms. Torilynn Walton
  • Ms. Margery Warren
  • Ms. Karen Waterman
  • Ms. Laura Watson
  • Michael W. Watson, M.A.
  • Mr. and Mrs. Bob Weibel
  • Mrs. Beth Weisel
  • Ms. Sally Weisman
  • Ms. Kathleen Weitz
  • Mr. and Mrs. Fred Wergeles
  • Mr. Richard Werner
  • Mr. and Mrs. Brian Werstak
  • Ms. Jennifer Whaley
  • Ms. Katherine A. White and Mr. Richard Langan
  • Ms. Lauren White
  • Mary Ellen and Robert White
  • The Whitman Family
  • Mr. and Mrs. Jack Wilkinson
  • Ms. Alexandra Williams
  • Mr. and Mrs. David A. Williams
  • Ms. Jennai Williams
  • Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth E. Williams, Jr.
  • Ms. Latonia Williams
  • Ms. Janice Wilson
  • Mr. and Mrs. Stephen H. Wilson
  • Mr. Christopher Winship
  • Ms. Holly Winters
  • Ms. Donna Wojtyna
  • Ms. Sandra B. Wood Forand
  • Mrs. Deborah D. Wood
  • Ms. Abigail Woodhouse
  • Mrs. Nancy M. Woodward
  • Ms. Donna Workman
  • Ms. Valerie Wozniak
  • Mr. J. Lee Wright
  • Ms. Elizabeth Wynnick
  • Mr. and Mrs. Rodney D. Yearwood
  • Ms. Olga Yiparaki
  • Mr. and Mrs. Keith Yoreo
  • Ms. Sarah Young
  • Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence M. Zeiner
  • Mr. John T. Zembron
  • Mrs. Nancy B. Zwiener

ORGANIZATIONS

  • Acuity Public Relations LLC
  • Altria Group, Inc.
  • AmazonSmile
  • Disability Planning Partners
  • Dunkin' Donuts
  • The Emanuel Synagogue
  • Gap, Inc.
  • Guilmartin, Dipiro & Sokolowski, LLC
  • Hartford Alumnae Chapter Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.
  • H. W. Graphics and Full Printing Services
  • Kurien Ouellette LLC
  • Landmark Partners
  • Lisy's Discount Furniture and Appliance LLC
  • Manchester Community College
  • Mental Health Connecticut
  • Miss Porter’s School
  • Nutmeg State Networking Group
  • Office of the Chief Court Administrator
  • The Jordan Matthew Porco Foundation
  • Pride Stations and Stores
  • T. J. Maxx & Home Goods
  • UBS Financial Services, Inc.
  • University of Saint Joseph
  • We Care Computers
  • The Solomon and Katie Wohl Foundation
  • YWCA of Hartford Region, Inc.
  • Zlokower & Miller, LLP
2018 Girl Within Luncheon
We are grateful to the 500 guests who attended our 2018 Girl Within Luncheon and to our sponsors — especially our presenting sponsor, The Hartford. Because of their generosity, we raised over $190,000 to support The Village’s life-changing programs for at-risk girls and young women in the Greater Hartford area. Pictured are Carrie Firestone, 2018 Woman of the Year; Jeanmarie Cooper, Girl Within Luncheon committee chair and member of The Village’s Board; Genesis Martinez, guest speaker; Galo Rodriguez, president and CEO of The Village; Beth Costello, CFO of The Hartford (presenting sponsor) and member of The Village’s Board; Brett Francis, keynote speaker; and Irene O’Connor of WFSB-TV, Ch. 3 and event emcee.

IN REMEMBRANCE

Sallie Norris
2012 Village Woman of the Year

December 2, 1922 – November 24, 2019

Sallie Norris 2012 Village Woman of the Year

After losing her daughter, Lee, to a random act of violence, Sallie Norris became a staunch advocate and champion for women and girls. She served for many years on the Board of Directors for The Shelter for Women (Gray Lodge) and went on to serve on the Board of Directors at The Village during its merger/affiliation with The Shelter. Sallie was named Woman of the Year in 2012 in recognition of the many programs and services she was involved in for women and girls throughout the community. In 2002 she was chosen as the Alison Gill Lodge Volunteer of the Year, and in 2006 a Legacy Program was created in her name. Her memory and spirit will live on at Gray Lodge as the foyer was dedicated in her honor along with a room upstairs named in memory of her daughter, Lee.


ENDOWMENT GIFTS

A strong endowment is a critical component of an institution’s financial strength. Funds established in support of The Village’s endowment provide program support for the families we serve today and for future generations. They also generate steady and predictable income for daily operations. We are grateful to the donors who established these lasting gifts.

  • Ruth E. Clark Memorial Endowment Fund
  • Norbert Fried Memorial Scholarship Fund
  • Dian D. and Irving J. (Irv) Friedman Family Fund
  • Friends of the Family Endowed Fund
  • Cynthia B. Godfrey Memorial Fund
  • Betty Goumas Memorial Fund
  • Kissane Family Emergency Assistance Fund

THE VILLAGE LEGACY SOCIETY

The Village Legacy Society is a devoted group of donors who have named The Village as a beneficiary in their estate plans. Their generous bequests will enrich, sustain and preserve our services, establishing an enduring legacy of caring, protection and support for the children, families and adults we serve. We are honored to be the guardian of these meaningful contributions.

  • Brian and Wendy Carberg
  • Mrs. Francine E. Christiansen
  • Mrs. Janice F. Klein
  • Mr. Barry N. Lastra
  • Mrs. Pamela P. Little
  • Ms. Susan Varnum Smith Rubin
  • Mr. Henry R. Schwartz
  • Mrs. Erika M. Smith
  • Ms. Jennifer R. Walkwitz
  • Mrs. Louise M. Wilder

The volunteer-run Auxiliaries of The Village have been supporting programs that help transform the lives of children and families for over 60 years.

This year, the Glastonbury, Simsbury, Suffield and West Hartford Auxiliaries raised more than $342,000 for The Village through their Second Chance Shops. Since their creation, the Auxiliaries have contributed more than $5.8 million to our organization.

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Glastonbury Auxiliary

Simsbury Auxiliary

Simsbury Auxiliary

Suffield Auxiliary

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West Hartford Auxiliary

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About The Village

EXECUTIVE LEADERSHIP

(As of January 15, 2020)

Galo A. Rodriguez, MPH
Galo A. Rodriguez, MPH

President, Chief Executive Officer

Elizabeth Bryden, LCSW
Elizabeth Bryden, LCSW

Senior Vice President

Deborah Bradley
Deborah Bradley

Vice President, Human Resources

Ashley Dorin, MD
Ashley Dorin, MD

Medical Director

Tammy K. Freeberg, MSW
Tammy K. Freeberg, MSW

Vice President, Strategy and Planning

Hector Glynn, MSW
Hector Glynn, MSW

Chief Operating Officer

Steven Moore, Ph.D.
Steven Moore, Ph.D.

Vice President, Business Development

Martin Morrissey, MHA, CPA, FACHE
Martin Morrissey, MHA, CPA, FACHE

Chief Financial Officer

Derek Slap, MBA
Derek Slap, MBA

Vice President, Advancement

BOARD MEMBERS

(As of January 15, 2020)

  • Andrew G. Baldassarre
    Chair*
    Sr. Vice President, Wealth Management, UBS Financial Services Wealth Management
  • John Turgeon, CPA, HCS
    Vice Chair*
    Partner, CohnReznick
  • Cathy Iacovazzi
    Secretary*
    Senior Vice President, US Trust, Bank of America
  • Galo A. Rodriguez, MPH*
    President & CEO, The Village for Families & Children
  • Ellie Benson
    Auxiliary Representative
  • Jeffrey A. Brine, Esq.
    Member & Attorney at Law, Kurien Ouellette LLC
  • Richard (Jerry) Bundy
    Community Volunteer
  • Wendy Carberg
    Vice President Group & Worksite Markets, Guardian Life Insurance Company
  • Curt Cameron*
    President, Thomas Hooker Brewing Company
  • Jeanmarie H. Cooper*
    Community Volunteer
  • Beth A. Costello*
    Executive Vice President & CFO, The Hartford Financial Services Group, Inc.
  • Thomas Daugherty
    Partner, KPMG
  • Kim DiPietro
    Senior Director of Research and Acquisitions, Hart Realty Advisers
  • Margaret Pearl Douglas
    Certified Public Accountant and CEO, Canoville Consulting, LLC
  • William D. Field
    President, FieldActivate
  • David L. Friar, Architect
    Founder, Friar Associates
  • Lawrence J. Gavrich
    Founder & President, Home on The Course, LLC
  • Stephen E. Goldman, Esq.
    Managing Partner, Robinson+Cole
  • Frederick E. Jenoure, Jr.
    Owner, FEJ Consulting
  • Diana Sousa Jepsen, MBA
    Associate Vice President, Marketing and Public Affairs, University of Saint Joseph
  • Richard M. Kaplan, Esq.
    Associate General Counsel, United Technologies Corp.
  • Charles H. Klippel, Esq.
    Senior Vice President & Deputy General Counsel, Aetna
  • Barry N. Lastra
    Principal, A & B Enterprises
  • Patricia Marealle, Esq.
    Legal Analyst, Massachusetts Office of the Attorney General
  • Ashley Metellus
    Corporate Responsibility Lead, Cigna
  • Dr. Elsa M. Núñez
    President, Eastern Connecticut State University
  • Donna L. O’Shea, MD, MBA
    Vice President & Sr. Medical Director, Population Health Management
  • Brian P. Reilly*
    Chief Auditor and Sr. Vice President, Travelers

*member, executive committee


KIDSAFE CT

An affiliate of The Village, KIDSAFE CT is dedicated to the early intervention, prevention, and treatment of child abuse and neglect. Its mission is to “partner with the community to educate and empower families and promote the well-being of young people.”

THANK YOU to the KIDSAFE CT donors for supporting our work.

ADVISORY COUNCIL

  • Lourdes Ardel
  • Richard (Jerry) Bundy
  • Tim Hill
  • Doug Manion
  • Derrick McBride
  • Turquoise McBride
  • Yolanda Sazo
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AMBASSADORS

Ambassadors are engaged members of the community who share a commitment to The Village’s mission and help spread the word about and garner support for The Village.

  • Ana Alfaro
  • Dr. Biree Andemariam
  • Mark Anson and Robyne Watkin-Anson
  • Peter Arakas
  • Doris Arrington
  • Samuel and Janet Bailey
  • Hyacinth Bailey, Esquire
  • Constance Bain
  • Andrea Barton Reeves, Esq.
  • Nicole Blades
  • Nannette Bosh-Finance
  • Kenneth Boudreau
  • Martha Brackeen-Harris
  • Chester (Chet) Brodnicki
  • Carlene Bush
  • Thomas Byrne
  • Marcy Cain
  • Patricia Campanella Daniels
  • Edward Casares, Jr.
  • Francine Christiansen
  • Ruth Clark
  • Judith Clarke
  • Stacy Hurley Cloud
  • Sara Connolly
  • Judy Coughlin
  • Jean and Ed Cowles
  • Elba Cruz Schulman
  • Christopher Dadlez
  • Edward Danek, Jr.
  • Rick Daniels
  • Alden Davis
  • Dr. Eddie Davis
  • Dan and Nine Dechamps
  • John Henry Decker
  • Jaye Donaldson
  • Susan Dunn
  • Dr. Paul Dworkin
  • Dan Eudy
  • Rose Fortuna
  • Kathleen Kane-Francalangia
  • Susan Freedman
  • John Q. Gale
  • Marilda Gándara, Esq.
  • Matthew Gordon, Esq.
  • Marc and Sheryl Green
  • Arthur Greenblatt
  • Kevin Grenham
  • Donald Griesdorn
  • Ruth Grobe
  • Nathan Grube
  • Dr. Walter Harrison
  • David Hart
  • Michael Haylon
  • Jeffrey Hoffman
  • John Horak, Esq.
  • John Hurley
  • Janet Jackson
  • Leonard Jaskol
  • John Kennelly
  • Sally King
  • Judy Kissane
  • Janice Klein
  • Alan Kreczko
  • Robert Laraia and Lesa Cavallero-Laraia
  • Lewis Lassow
  • Diane Lipes
  • Dr. Thomas Lipscomb
  • Peter and Rosemary Lombardo
  • Dr. Darcy Lowell
  • Sheralyn Marsh
  • The Reverend William McKissick, Jr.
  • Yvette Meléndez
  • EdJohnetta Miller
  • Dana and David Misorski
  • Mark Mitchell
  • Thea Montanez
  • Christopher Montross
  • Joelle Murchison
  • Denise Nappier
  • Peter Neville
  • Bobby Nims
  • Mark Nisbett
  • Irene O’Connor
  • Bonnie Parry
  • Teresa Pelham
  • Steve Phillips
  • Paul Pita
  • Janis Potts
  • JoAnn Price
  • Dr. Kyle Pruett
  • Richard Reinhart
  • Wanda Reyes-Dawes
  • The Honorable Matt Ritter
  • Dr. John Rodis
  • Dr. Annette Rogers
  • Jason Rojas
  • Nelly Rojas Schwan
  • Gilda Roncari
  • Fernando Rosa
  • Dr. Juan Salazar
  • Dr. Carlos Salguero
  • Anita Ford Saunders
  • Philip Schulz
  • Jennifer Shimanski
  • Robert Smith, Jr.
  • Albert Staten
  • Laura Stevens
  • Sarah Stevens
  • Edward Sullivan

LOCATIONS

(As of January 15, 2020)

MAIN CAMPUS
1680 Albany Avenue, Hartford, CT 06105

THE VILLAGE SOUTH
331 Wethersfield Avenue, Hartford, CT 06114

THE VILLAGE CENTER FOR FAMILY LIFE AT GRAY LODGE
(including RAMBUH Family Center)
105 Spring Street, Hartford, CT 06105

THE VILLAGE MATERNAL, INFANT, AND EARLY CHILDHOOD HOME VISITING PROGRAM
One Regency Drive, Bloomfield, CT 06002

KIDSAFE CT
An affiliate of The Village
19 Elm St, Vernon, CT 06066

Extended Day Treatment Locations

The Village Main Campus

300 Parker Street, Manchester, CT 06042

282 Main St Ext., Middletown, CT 06457

210 Pomeroy Ave, Meriden, CT 06541

Group Home

Alison Gill Lodge, Manchester, CT

Integrated Pediatric Clinics

A partnership with Connecticut Children’s Medical Center

800 Connecticut Blvd., 1st Floor, East Hartford, CT 06108

65 Kane Street, 2nd Floor, West Hartford, CT 06119

Linking Youth to Natural Communities (LYNC)

51 Gillett Street, Hartford, CT 06105

145 South Whiting Street, New Britain, CT 06051

Foster Care Recruitment Office

15 Boyden Street, Waterbury, CT 06074

The Village provides services in these Hartford schools:

  • Alfred E. Burr Elementary School
  • Asian Studies Academy at Bellizzi
  • Bulkeley High School — Teacher Preparation and Humanities Academies
  • Burns Latino Studies Academy
  • Dr. Michael D. Fox Elementary School
  • Hartford Public High School
  • Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Elementary School
  • Milner Elementary School
  • Museum Academy at Wish
  • OPPortunity High School
  • Sarah J. Rawson Elementary School
  • S.A.N.D. School
  • Thirman Milner School
  • West Middle School
The Village locations

COMMITTEE OF THE AUXILIARIES

The Village and the children and families we serve are fortunate to have the support of more than 500 volunteer Auxilians. Among many other things, the Auxilians run our Second Chance Shops, thrift boutiques that sell new and gently used clothing and household items. All proceeds from the Shops support The Village.

(current)

Glastonbury
Lori Holmes del Guidice, Chair
Sandra Nix, Vice Chair
JoAnn Adams

Simsbury
Patty Crawford, Co-Chair
Gail Korten, Co-Chair
Lynn Snyder

Suffield
Jayne Hastings, Co-President
Ellen Peterson, Co-President
Janeene Crane
Chris Rago

West Hartford
Jill Scully, Chair
Carol Waxman, Vice-Chair

SECOND CHANCE SHOP LOCATIONS

730 Hebron Avenue, Glastonbury, CT 06033
860-633-5188

12 Station Street, Simsbury, CT 06070
860-658-7152

116 Mountain Road, Suffield, CT 06078
860-668-2841

175 Park Road, West Hartford, CT 06119
860-461-7067


AFFILIATIONS & PARTNERSHIPS

  • Access Agency
  • Alliance for Bloomfield's Children
  • Child FIRST
  • Child Guidance Clinic for Central Connecticut
  • City of Hartford Division for Young Children
  • Community Health Services
  • Community Renewal Team
  • Connecticut Children’s Medical Center
  • FOCUS Center for Autism
  • Foodshare
  • Hartford Board of Education
  • Hartford Division for Youth
  • Hartford Public Library
  • Hartford/West Hartford System of Care
  • Hispanic Health Council
  • Judge Baker Children's Center, an affiliate of Harvard Medical School
  • KIDSAFE CT
  • Institute of Living, a division of Hartford Hospital
  • Manchester Community College
  • Middlesex Hospital
  • National Child Traumatic Stress Network
  • National Health Service Corps
  • Putnam Public Library
  • Read to Grow
  • Stafford Public Library
  • Town of Enfield
  • Upper Albany Neighborhood Collaborative
  • UCONN Health Center
  • Urban League
  • Windham Area Interfaith Ministry
  • Yale Child Study Center

LICENSURE & ACCREDITATION

Department of Children and Families Licenses

  • Child Care Facility to provide Group Home Services
  • Child Care Facility to provide Temporary Shelter Services
  • Child Placing Agency and Foster Care and Adoption Services
  • Extended Day Treatment
  • Outpatient Psychiatric Clinic for Children
  • Residential Treatment

Department of Public Health Licenses

  • Child Day Care Center for Preschool Services
  • Psychiatric Outpatient Clinic for Adults
  • Facility for the Care or Treatment of Substance Abusive or Dependent Persons

Accrediting Bodies

  • American Psychological Association
  • The Joint Commission
  • National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC)

ASSOCIATIONS & MEMBERSHIPS

  • Alliance for Children & Families
  • Association of Psychology Postdoctoral and Internship Centers
  • Asylum Hill Neighborhood Association
  • Blue Hills Civic Association
  • Child Welfare League of America, Inc.
  • Connecticut Alliance of Family Resource Centers
  • CT Family Resource Center Alliance
  • Connecticut Community Providers Association
  • Connecticut Council on Adoption
  • Connecticut Council on Family Service Agencies
  • Connecticut State Department of Education
  • Connecticut Early Childhood Alliance
  • CT Community Nonprofit Alliance
  • Family Support Network
  • Fatherhood Initiative of Connecticut
  • Hartford/West Hartford System of Care/Community Collaborative
  • MetroHartford Alliance
  • National Council for Community Behavioral Healthcare
  • Parents as Teachers National Center
  • Planned Giving Group of Connecticut
  • United Way of Central and Northeastern Connecticut
  • West End Civic Association

Everybody can be great...because anybody can serve. You only need a heart full of grace. A soul generated by love.”

Martin Luther King, Jr.
Download The Village's 2019 Annual Report

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