News & Events

Thousands of Children Opened Gifts on Christmas Thanks to Generous Donations

The Village for Families & Children was determined that the thousands of children who benefit from its annual toy drive – The Holiday Giving Tree – wouldn’t miss out because of the pandemic. With so many employees working from home and large gatherings prohibited, participating companies, Village staff and dozens of additional Village supporters have found new ways to help.

Galo Rodriguez Receives HBJ 2020 Lifetime Achievement Award

Galo Rodriguez has made significant contributions to growing The Village’s resources, bolstering programs on prevention and early intervention, and integrating its strengths in behavioral health services with primary care providers.

Despite Challenging Year, Auxilians Contribute More Than $292,000 to The Village

The volunteer-run Auxiliaries of The Village for Families & Children have been supporting programs that help transform the lives of children and families for over 60 years. The shops closed in March due to COVID-19 but are now starting to reopen. Thanks to their dedication and commitment, the Glastonbury, Simsbury, Suffield and West Hartford Auxiliaries contributed $229,012 to The Village this year.

The Village: Floyd Killing Is a Call to Action

The death of George Floyd has elevated a conversation about racism and racial inequities in America. Now, more than ever, every organization, agency and individual must ask itself how it can do more to dismantle systemic racial inequalities. This includes The Village for Families & Children.


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Village Foster Parenting Informational Meeting

Wed, May 12, 6:00pm - Wed, September 8, 7:00pm

Visit to submit a contact form and sign up for an upcoming informational meeting.

Join us for a virtual, no-obligation foster parenting informational meeting and learn more about The Village's foster care and adoption programs.

Hear about the children we serve, what being a foster care parent entails, and share about your interests in foster parenting. We will get to know you and help answer questions you have.

Remember, when you provide a home for a foster child, you change that child’s life in profound ways, setting them on a path of healing and success. And you have a village – The Village – behind you. We provide extensive training and ongoing support 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
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10th Annual KIDSAFE CT Car Show

Sat, August 21, 9:00am - Sat, August 21, 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 10th Annual KIDSAFE CT Car Show on Saturday, August 21 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.

Schedule of Events:
9:00am – Gates open
12:00pm – Judging starts
1:00pm – Parade and awards

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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Monthly Facebook Live Event

Lunch Break with The Village

Lunch Break With The Village is a monthly Facebook Live event series that features Village staff and community guests who provide expert tips and advice on navigating challenging life situations and other relevant topics.

Annual Events

Friday, December 3, 2021

Girl Within Luncheon

Join us to enable at-risk young women and girls in Greater Hartford to become resilient, confident and independent, and those who have experienced abuse and neglect to heal.

June 2022

Foursome for Fatherhood

Each June, The Village hosts the Foursomes for Fatherhood Golf Classic to raise funds for our programs that provide fathers with the skills and support they need to be involved in the lives of their children.