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 use treatment and support services for children, adults and families in the Greater Hartford, Connecticut region.
Our more than 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 in Hartford, the former Shelter for Women at Gray Lodge at 105 Spring Street in Hartford, our programs in several Hartford Public Schools, 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? 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 most qualified, 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.
The Village’s commitment to diversity extends beyond our words.
Diversity fuels our mission.
We believe that we are stronger and better when we actively include diverse people and thought to guide our practices and engagement with others. Through our diversity we learn fundamental truths, discover opportunities to create a more inclusive society, and enact real change.
The Village is an anti-racist organization. We pledge to leverage our staff, policies, practices, and partnerships to:
- Challenge systems that perpetuate racial inequality
- Identify and address unconscious biases
- Expand our capacity to build racial equity
The work of being an anti-racist organization never ends. We will reflect our commitment to racial and social justice in everything we do.