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Bringing Awareness to Child Abuse Victims During COVID-19

Child sexual abuse awareness and prevention are becoming increasingly necessary as the coronavirus pandemic rages on, trapping children in households with their abusers and isolating vulnerable families from the resources they need to get help.

Watching My Garden Grow

Watching my garden grow shares similarities with the gradual re-opening of our nation from the COVID-19 pandemic. I can only imagine the amount of planning and preparation that the leaders of our agencies, cities and states have had to do—they are operating on a much larger scale than my 12×50 foot garden plot.

The Second Chance Shops Begin to Reopen Their Doors

With guidance from UCONN epidemiologist Dr. Kevin Diekhaus, The West Hartford Village Second Chance Shop will reopen at the end of June and the Glastonbury shop will open after July 4. Simsbury and Suffield shops plan to open around Labor Day.

Get Free Online Tax Help Today

While VITA sites across Connecticut suspended in-person support in compliance with COVID-19 distancing mandates, the VITA program now offers free tax help to low and moderate income filers through internet-based virtual appointments.

“Tweaking” Traditions

Millions of Americans find themselves at home these days and wonder what to do with their time. Some have shifted into the new virtual world with ease, while others have hit some road bumps.

“Tuning In” To the Good

Do you find yourself daydreaming and staring off into space? Or reaching for your cell phone all day long—for no specific reason? Perhaps you are half-listening to conversations around you. In all of these cases, it may be the result of being overly “tuned in.”


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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.