The Village was one of the first agencies in the country to provide homes for neglected children. Today, we continue to achieve our mission “to build a community of strong, healthy families who protect and nurture children” by providing a full range of behavioral health, early childhood and youth development, substance abuse treatment, and support services for children, families and adults in the Greater Hartford region.
We fulfill this mission by providing a full range of behavioral health treatment and support services for children, families and adults – including parenting education classes, outpatient mental health therapy, substance abuse treatment, and foster care and adoption – which help them achieve real and meaningful change in their lives.
Our 500 professional staff members include child psychologists, clinicians, social workers and parent educators. We operate out of our beautiful original campus at 1680 Albany Avenue in Hartford, the former Trolley Barn building at 331 Wethersfield Avenue, the former Shelter for Women at Gray Lodge at 105 Spring Street, our programs in several schools in the City of Hartford, and offices in other towns throughout Greater Hartford, including Manchester, Meriden, Middletown, and Bloomfield.
Wouldn’t it be nice if we could make problems disappear with the wave of a wand? Or address everyone’s challenges with one simple service?
But life’s stressors come in infinite combinations, and solutions are not one-size-fits-all.
At The Village, we meet children, adults and families from all walks of life whose unique sets of challenges are best assessed, treated and supported through a holistic, individualized approach.
Sometimes, we reach children and families before serious issues arise. That’s ideal. We can help strengthen their coping skills and offer tools to face life’s challenges.
Other times, young children, adolescents and adults come to us having suffered debilitating trauma, their entire family in crisis. Often, they have sought help many other places and are frustrated and afraid that they’ll never find a solution. They feel hopeless.
The Village welcomes clients into our family. We do whatever it takes to help them unlock their inner strength, grow healthy and stable, and develop the ability to overcome all that life throws at them.
We believe in our clients, even when they don’t believe in themselves. Our success comes from our unwavering commitment to help children, adults and families achieve real and meaningful change.
In order to accomplish this, we hire the best qualified, most experienced staff and support creativity and innovation so that we can come up with solutions that work.
We are about lasting, sustainable change for individuals and families today, and communities tomorrow.
That means we share our ideas and expertise with city and state agency leaders, policy-makers, advocates for children and families, and community leaders to improve the system of services for children, adults and families.