Featured Story

Meet Saher.​

Student and Vernon ROCKS’ Real Talk youth group leader Saher Ashraf is working hard to help her peers build resilience by offering tools, resources and guidance around substance use prevention and intervention.

Stories of Impact

Meet Dontay.

A student at Martin Luth King, Jr. Middle School, Dontay was one of more than 24% of Hartford students considered chronically absent. Unmotivated and wanting to stay home rather than attend class, an initiative with our partners at Hartford Public Schools and Travelers encouraged him...

Village Second Chance Shops

In the best of times, what the members of the Glastonbury, Simsbury, Suffield and West Hartford Auxiliaries do for The Village is remarkable. This year, their dedication has been truly inspiring. Despite a pandemic-driven multi-month shutdown of their Second Chance Shops, the...

Meet Devon.

Devon was invited to engage with The Village and reconnect with his children after being incarcerated for eight years. Now that he’s been involved with The Village’s Fatherhood Engagement Services, he and his children are seeing the benefits, and Devon has...

Meet Madyson and Nygel.​

Nygel and many other HPL staff have worked diligently to infuse trauma-informed practice into their work with The Village’s partnership. Thanks to the safe space that has been created at HPL, youth and young adults like Madyson have mentors with...

Meet Krystal.​​

After losing her job, Krystal needed assistance with her rent while she took care of her daughters and brother who is intellectually disabled. The Village was able to help, while also providing critical mental health support for her and her...

Robert & Judith Sturgis Family Foundation

Meet Bob.​​

Bob and Judy Sturgis created the Robert & Judith Sturgis Family Foundation as a charitable resource for organizations close to their hearts. A longtime Simsbury Auxiliary Member and educator, Judy took a special interest in The Village’s Early Childhood Learning Center....

Kyla Thomas

Getting Financially Fit With VITA—and Giving Back

Today, Kyla Thomas is setting big financial goals: she’s learning all she can about tax credits, perfecting her resume to land an internship and taking budgeting courses to help build her savings and pay off her student loans as quickly...

Integrated Care

While traditional services treat medical and behavioral issues as separate and different, integrated care treats the whole person with a single, unified treatment plan. It connects primary medical care and behavioral health services to provide the best, most comprehensive support...

Helping Families Through Holiday Spirit

Avon resident Dana Misorski and her husband David have raised more than $30,000 for The Village’s Holiday Giving Tree program, an initiative that helps provide gift cards for families in need to purchase toys, food and other necessities during the...

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Check out the latest news and updates at The Village:

September 25, 2022

The Village Named a 2022 Top Workplace for Third Year in a Row

The Village has been named a 2022 Top Workplace by The Hartford Courant, marking the organization’s third consecutive year receiving the award.

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September 10, 2022

A Day on the Frontlines of CT’s Kids Mental Health Crisis: ‘The Needs Have Changed’

Connecticut faces a crisis in children's mental health that only seems to be getting worse here and across the country.

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September 01, 2022

Mission Accomplished: Village Donors Outfit More Than 1,000 Local Children With New School Supplies

Just in the nick of time, donors contributed new backpacks and school supplies for more than 1,000 students in Hartford and surrounding communities through a back-to-school drive hosted by The Village for Families & Children.

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August 26, 2022

Hartford group seeks 1,000 backpacks for students before school starts

Citing inflation and the rising cost of school supplies, The Village kicked off a back-to-school drive in partnership with Staples on Monday. The Hartford-based nonprofit is hoping to collect 1,000 backpacks this week — along with other school supplies — just in time for the start of school in Hartford.

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August 19, 2022

The Village’s Second Chance Shops Raise More Than $440,000 To Help Children, Adults and Families in Need

Thanks to the patronage of shoppers across Greater Hartford and the dedication of volunteers, The Village for Families & Children’s four Second Chance Shops—in West Hartford, Glastonbury, Simsbury and Suffield—have raised a combined $440,300 this year to support The Village’s services at that help families in need face and overcome challenges in order to heal and thrive.

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August 04, 2022

The Village, Staples Launch Back-to-School Drive

The Village launched a Back-to-School Drive today in partnership with Staples to help local families who are struggling to provide their children with the basic supplies—such as backpacks, pencils and uniforms—needed to start the school year.

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July 03, 2022

New Behavioral Health Pharmacy To Boost Access and Improve Mental Health and Recovery Outcomes

The Village and Genoa Healthcare celebrated the grand opening of a new full-service, on-site pharmacy within The Village’s Wethersfield Ave campus, Village South, that will increase help for people facing challenges with mental health, substance use disorder and other chronic conditions.

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July 01, 2022

Nearly 200,000 Families Can Still Apply for 2022 CT Child Tax Rebate Before July 31 Deadline

Nearly 350,000 households in Connecticut are eligible for the 2022 Connecticut Child Tax Rebate, though only about 150,000 have applied as of July 15 according to the Connecticut Department of Revenue Services.

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May 26, 2022

West Hartford Student Raises Nearly $700 To Provide Toys for Children Living at The Village

A local middle school student is celebrating his bar mitzvah with a special project to provide toys and games for children who are living at The Village and receiving mental health support after facing significant challenges.

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May 20, 2022

House Speaker Ritter, Rep. Exum Named “Champions for Children” for Leading Landmark Legislation

The Village has named Speaker of the Connecticut House of Representatives Matt Ritter and Deputy Majority Leader and State Representative Tammy Exum as The Village’s 2022 Champions for Children, recognizing them for leading passage of landmark bipartisan legislation addressing Connecticut’s mental health crisis in the 2022 legislative session.

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