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Friday, December 2, 2022 


Connecticut Convention Center 

 Saher Ashraf was the 2021 Young Woman of the Year.

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A History of Serving Young Women & Girls

Founded in 1809, The Village has a long history of helping young women and girls who need guidance and support to become resilient, confident and independent, and those who have experienced abuse and neglect to heal. Proceeds from the event support early intervention, educational and empowerment programs for young women, girls and their families, as well as therapeutic, residential and educational support in safe, caring environments. The mission of The Village is to build a community of strong, healthy families who protect and nurture children. We are now pleased to extend our exceptional care to adults by offering mental health counseling and substance abuse treatment.

Woman of the Year

Each year, a woman is honored at the event for her extraordinary service to girls and young women. The Woman of the Year is a volunteer who advocates for at-risk girls and young women, motivates and inspires young women to realize their potential, creates meaningful opportunities for the community to support programs that serve young women and has had a transformative effect on a young woman’s life.

Past Women of the Year


Paula S. Gilberto



Racquel Santana



Dr. Estela López



Carrie Firestone



Francine Christiansen



Alison Coolbrith



Carle Mowell



JoAnn Price



Linda Carlson



Sallie Norris



Janet Bailey


2021 Girl Within Virtual Event

This afternoon was filled with hope and inspiration.

Paula Gilberto, 2021 Woman of the Year, inspired us with her leadership, support and her commitment to helping girls and young women.

Liza inspired us with her resilience.

Davine inspired us with her perseverance.

2020 Girl Within Virtual Event

The 2020 Girl Within Virtual Event was filled with hope and inspiration at The Girl Within Virtual Event! Racquel Santana, 2020 Woman of the Year, inspired us to turn empathy into action by supporting girls and young women at every stage of their lives. Clients Leah, Pauline and Alyissa and Village staff member Tiffany inspired us with their stories of hope and selflessness.

Girl Within Event Selected Photos

Girl Within Committee

Chair: Jeanmarie Cooper

Members: Carlene Bush, Carrie Casciani, Jean Cowles, Judy Coughlin, Cathy Iacovazzi, Diane Lipes, Patricia Marealle, Dr. Elsa Núñez, Bonnie Parry, Damaris Rivera and Laura Stevens

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FREE Budget Bootcamp Financial Class

Wed, June 1, 5:00pm

331 Wethersfield Ave, Hartford, CT 06114-1412, United States Map

Reach your financial goals and gain tools to support your future with The Village's Budget Bootcamp!



WHEN: Mondays and Wednesdays, 5:30-700pm, from Wednesday, June 1 though Monday, June 13

WHERE: The Village South, 331 Wethersfield Avenue, Hartford, CT 06114 (Conference room 127 and 128)

Offered through our Financial Opportunity Center, our Budget Bootcamp focuses on the nuts and bolts of effective budgeting in a supportive and judgment-free zone.

All Financial Opportunity Center services are free of charge.
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Reunión informativa de padre de crianza temporal o adoptivo

Thu, June 2, 1:00pm

331 Wethersfield Ave, Hartford, CT 06114-1412, United States Map

Si está interesado en convertirse en padre de crianza temporal o adoptivo, está invitado a asistir a una reunión informativa de 90 minutos para obtener más información y determinar si califica.

La reunión se llevará a cabo el jueves 2 de junio a las 6:00 p. m. en The Village for Families and Children, 331 Wethersfield Ave. Hartford CT. Se requiere preinscripción por teléfono: llame a Betsy De La Cruz al 860-500-8328
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11th Annual KIDSAFE CT Car Show

Sat, August 20, 9:00am - Sat, August 20, 2:00pm

Tolland County Agricultural Center24 Hyde Avenue (Route 30)Vernon, CT06066 Map

Join us for a day of cars, fun, music and food at the 11th Annual KIDSAFE CT Car Show on Saturday, August 20 from 9:00am-2:00pm (rain or shine!). Free for spectators!

Learn more about sponsorship & vending opportunities and car registration:

The event will take place on the grass at the Tolland County Agricultural Center.

All proceeds benefit KIDSAFE CT and our work to partner with the community to educate and empower families and promote the well-being of young people.
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