No matter the perspective – donor, client, volunteer, employee – The Village is rich with success stories that inspire. Feel free to share the stories that touch you the most.

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Family to Family: The Kissane Family Fund

When Judy Kissane's first husband passed away, she and her sons decided to start the Kissane Family Emergency Assistance Fund at The Village to honor his legacy and provide direct aid to families in crisis situations.


From “Coping” to Thriving

Anyone meeting Tyler today would never suspect the challenges he has overcome in the past few years. As a young boy, Tyler was bullied. His reaction was to lash out in school, but with the help of The Village, he learned to express his feelings in a healthy way.

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He Made it Easy to Love Him

When Dave learned about the great need for foster parents and decided to go all in. For Danny, whose mother could no longer care for him due to her struggle with addition, the timing was perfect.

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A Passion for Cars and Helping Kids

After raising a million dollars for KIDSAFE CT, an affiliate of The Village, through the KARS for KIDS program, Jerry Bundy is now “on his second million.”

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I’m The One Bringing Change Now

Genesis Martinez has known little stability growing up. When she found a safe place to land at The Village's Alison Gill Lodge, she was able to begin her journey of hope and healing.


Building a Community of Support for Student Success

When Jasan, a third-grader at Sarah J. Rawson school in Hartford, lost his father, he stared displaying troubling behaviors in school. Concerned, but unsure of what to do, Jasan's mother turned to the ACT Academy for help.

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I was willing to change as a parent

When Shanthal got a call from the Department of Children and Families, she knew she needed help. She wanted to change as a parent, to deepen her connection with her children and create a more nurturing home environment. She found the help she needed at KIDSAFE CT.