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Integrated Care​

During the past year, The Village’s Integrated Care program collaborated with 14 pediatric practices throughout Connecticut to provide high-quality in-person and telehealth behavioral health services to more than 500 clients referred by those practices. The Village’s integrated services program partnered with pediatricians to serve clients’ needs seamlessly.

Meet Liza.​

Having already been diagnosed with cancer and grieving the loss of her mother, the COVID-19 pandemic added even more mental, physical and financial stress to Liza Huertas’ life. Struggling with postpartum depression and to pay her bills, Liza was referred to The Village and quickly got the support she needed.

Meet Billy.

Struggling from the effects of the Vietnam War on his mental health, Billy connected to The Village for help. With newly regulated medicine and support through counseling and resources as part of The Village’s programs for veterans, Billy has been able to enjoy his life again.

Healthy Nutrition at The Village

Families rely on The Village to meet some or all of their children’s daily nutritional needs while also counting on us for critical mental health support.

Leah inspires us with her journey moving from fear to confidence

“I was feeling depressed and there was a lot of anxiety going on. I didn’t really love Leah. I love who I am now. If it wasn’t for The Village, I wouldn’t know what sobriety is…”

Pauline Has Opened Her Heart and Home To 45 Children Over the Years

“I’ve been a foster mom for at least 25 years. When I think about foster parenting I feel that I’ve given back to the community. I believe that I’ve helped someone along the way.”

News & Events

January 27, 2022

The Village Awarded Behavioral Healthcare and Human Services Accreditation From the Joint Commission

The Village for Families & Children has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® for Behavioral Healthcare and Human Services Accreditation by demonstrating continuous compliance with its performance standards. The Gold Seal is a symbol of quality that reflects a health care organization’s commitment to providing safe and quality patient care.

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January 21, 2022

Low-income Connecticut Residents Can Get Free Tax-prep Help With VITA

The VITA program offers free tax assistance to Connecticut residents with low income, who struggle with English, who are senior citizens or who have a disability.

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January 19, 2022

West Hartford Second Chance Shop Hosts Huge Storewide Sale To Celebrate 3-Year Anniversary

To celebrate its three-year anniversary, the Shop is hosting a big sale this week—shoppers will enjoy 30% off new and high-quality, gently used men’s and women’s clothing, accessories and household goods.

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January 06, 2022

Village Couple Raises $30K For Families

AN AVON COUPLE has raised big-time funds for a significant holiday program sponsored by The Village for Families & Children.

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December 03, 2021

Village Annual “Girl Within” Event Raises More Than $150,000 To Empower Women and Girls

The Village’s largest fundraiser of the year, the 2021 Virtual Girl Within Event raised more than $150,000 to support Village programs that help women and girls in Greater Hartford who have been affected by trauma to heal and become resilient, confident and independent.

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December 01, 2021

Hartford Schools Launch Saturday Academy To Help Students Recover From Toll of COVID-19

A new Hartford Public Schools program will open several school buildings on Saturdays to give students extra time for academic support and social-learning activities like sports, arts and cooking.

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November 16, 2021

ESPN, Doc Wayne and The Village Team Up to Expand Mental Health Services for Youth

Trauma-informed and sport-infused therapy training enables additional programs and services to address the ongoing mental health crisis.

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November 10, 2021

Honoring the Dedication and Legacy of Village Friend and Supporter Linda Carlson Hart

Honoring the Dedication and Legacy of Village Friend and Supporter Linda Carlson Hart

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November 09, 2021

Village Expands Specialized Services, Fills Support Gap for Veterans

24/7 crisis care, mental health services address unique needs.

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November 04, 2021

Village and DCF Open First of Its Kind Quality Parenting Center in Connecticut

In an extension of their longstanding partnership The Village for Families & Children and the Connecticut Department of Children and Families (DCF) have launched an innovative new Quality Parenting Center (QPC) to help parents strengthen their skills as caregivers and reunify families.

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