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Jared’s Story

When Jared was connected to The Village Fatherhood Engagement Services program, he was immediately met with a judgement-free, family-like environment—a group he could feel was there to support him. Here, he learned important skills from his mentors and was able to reunify with his children after 10 years. Today, Jared has gone on to become an intern with the program so that he can be a mentor to other dads.

Stories of Impact

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The Village is one of the largest foster care agencies in Connecticut and works around the clock to ensure hundreds of children have a safe, stable home and the support they need to heal and thrive. That includes youth just...

Tanisha’s Story

“I was at a breaking point. I needed help. The Village has helped me financially, emotionally and now I’m able to pay my bills, I have a vehicle and am on my way to owning a home.” Tanisha Stewart, Village...

A Legacy of Caring and Love

Barry Lastra grew up in the Period of World War II. During that time, his family, parents and older brother lived with his maternal grandparents in their modest, two-bedroom rental house in Ocean Park, near Los Angeles. It was not...

Anthony’s Story

The start of a new year is a time to celebrate new beginnings, like Anthony's. After a harrowing experience led him to begin his healing journey, Anthony was connected to The Village, where he was able to get the support...

Colin and Jeanmarie’s story

Colin Cooper has been connected to The Village for his entire life—first when he was adopted at a young age, and today as a longtime and dedicated supporter alongside his wife, Village board member Jeanmarie Cooper. Through their generous support,...

Galo A. Rodriguez: A vision realized

Transformation is a word often associated with The Village. Each year Village clinicians, staff and volunteers help approximately 20,000 families and children embrace change. Over the last 17 years, The Village itself has been transformed through Galo Rodriguez’s leadership as...

Committee of the Auxilians

The Village and the children and families we serve are fortunate to have the support of more than 400 volunteer Auxilians. Among many other things, the Auxilians run our Second Chance Shops, thrift boutiques located in Glastonbury, Simsbury, Suffield and...

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The Village has named Rabbi Donna Berman and Richard Sugarman as its 2024 Champions for Children in honor of their ...