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Meet Sulma, Kimberly and Julio.

Sulma, Kimberly and Julio left Honduras for a better life in the United States. During their travels, they became victims of human trafficking. Sulma and her children came to The Village for help coping with what they experienced. Through therapy, Kimberly and Julio are working through their trauma. Julio is calmer and his nightmares have stopped. Kimberly is acclimating well to her new school and has learned how to become an advocate for herself.

Stories of Impact

Meet Tammy

Tammy—like so many others— became unemployed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. When her faith and confidence started to fade, she knew she needed help. That’s when she reached out to The Village’s Financial Opportunity Center. Soon after, Tammy got help with...

Meet Dismary

Meet Dismary. With support from The Village Holiday Giving Tree, she was able to purchase gifts for her children and other necessities for her family during the holidays. “I was so grateful when I received the gift cards—I almost wanted...

Meet the Misorskis

Dana Misorski—who is known as “Mrs. Christmas”—and her family have helped hundreds of Village clients purchase gifts, food and other essentials during the holiday season. After raising more than $7,000 to purchase gift cards for families in 2020 she increased...

Meet Davine.​

Davine desperately needed help with her credit and finances after leaving a traumatic relationship. Once she connected with The Village, she was able to build her finances, receive counseling and start a business.

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. 

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...

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Need Help With Your Taxes? Here’s What To Know About Free Assistance in Connecticut

The United Way of Central and Northeastern Connecticut, in partnership with The Village for Families & Children and Human Resources Agency of New Britain is offering Volunteer Income Tax Assistance. The program offers free federal and state income tax preparation services for Connecticut residents with annual household incomes of up to $60,000.