When children have healthy, strong bonds with their caregivers, they grow up to be more resilient and successful in the face of life’s obstacles.
As a parent, you can help your child reach their full potential. Our innovative, holistic home-visiting program, Stronger Families, Stronger Futures (SF²), is here to provide families with home-based services, support and access to valuable resources. Our approach is strengths-based, family-driven and trauma-informed to enhance the social-emotional, physical and economic wellbeing of children and families.
Our home visiting services will help parents and caregivers of children prenatal to age five strengthen their bonds with their children and increase parenting skills through an increased understanding of child development. We also include our innovative Words Count model to improve early childhood literacy in the home and provide group-based and telephone support.
One of the unique features of SF² is that we take a holistic view of your family’s health. Through our extensive partner network,* we’re able to connect you to resources that provide services that encompass healthcare, mental health care, basic needs, education, employment, financial management, and more.
SF2 is open to families with children from prenatal to age 5 residing in Bloomfield, Bolton, East Granby, East Hartford, East Windsor, Ellington, Enfield, Glastonbury, Granby, Hartford, Hebron, Manchester, Marlborough, Somers, South Windsor, Stafford, Suffield, Tolland, Vernon, West Hartford, Windsor and Windsor Locks.
We accept referrals to the program through service providers, or families can access services directly by contacting:
Thais Ortolaza, Community Quality and Network Coordinator
*The SF2 partner network includes: The Village, Catholic Charities Archdiocese of Hartford, City of Hartford – Health & Human Services, Family Life Education, Hartford Hospital, Hartford HealthCare at Home, Hispanic Health Council, St. Francis Hospital & Medical Center, and Urban League of Greater Hartford
Services are available in families’ homes in the Hartford-Manchester region through Family Centers provided by The Village, Catholic Charities, Family Life Education and the Hispanic Health Council.
This program is funded by the Office of Early Childhood.