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When Jasan, a third-grader at Sarah J. Rawson school in Hartford, lost his father, he stared displaying troubling behaviors in school. Concerned, but unsure of what to do, Jasan’s mother turned to the ACT Academy for help.
When Shanthal got a call from the Department of Children and Families, she knew she needed help. She wanted to change as a parent, to deepen her connection with her children and create a more nurturing home environment. She found the help she needed at KIDSAFE CT.
June 11, 2021
Supporting The Foster Families Who Support Children
Over the past year, the Department of Children and Families has seen the number of children in foster care dip from 4,100 to 3,700. But Natalia Liriano, director of the foster care division, acknowledges that 3,700 is still too many. “I think the way the world is there will always be a need for foster care. As a system we want to make sure that if a child comes into care there is a family on the other end to support them. The goal is to reduce the number of kids that come into care,” she said.
May 05, 2021
Cutting-Edge Treatment Options Emerge to Help Children During Pandemic
1 year into pandemic, evidence shows certain mental health treatments are improving outcomes and reducing racial disparities
April 24, 2021
Child Abuse Prevention Month: Institutional Abuse and Its Impact on Children
Child Abuse Prevention Month marks an important time to discuss childhood abuse, how it shapes children’s lives, and what parents and communities can do to be active partners in prevention.
March 18, 2021
The Village for Families & Children One of Just Two CT Non-Profits to Win National Top Workplace Award
The Village for Families & Children has just been awarded the first-ever National Top Workplaces Non-Profit Industry Award, one of only two non-profits in Connecticut to earn such a distinction. Top Workplaces serves more than 60,000 organizations in the United States and hundreds in Connecticut. The awards are based exclusively on anonymous staff surveys.
March 04, 2021
New Initiative Launched to Combat Chronic Absenteeism in Hartford Public Schools
24% of student body chronically absent: The Village, Hartford Public Schools and Travelers to take action
January 22, 2021
The Village Receives $17,500 Grant From Southern Connecticut Gas
The Village for Families & Children and KIDSAFE, an affiliate of The Village, have received $17,500 in grant funding from Southern Connecticut Gas under Connecticut’s Neighborhood Assistance Act tax credit program.
December 24, 2020
Thousands of Children Opened Gifts on Christmas Thanks to Generous Donations
The Village for Families & Children was determined that the thousands of children who benefit from its annual toy drive – The Holiday Giving Tree – wouldn’t miss out because of the pandemic. With so many employees working from home and large gatherings prohibited, participating companies, Village staff and dozens of additional Village supporters have found new ways to help.
October 20, 2020
Galo Rodriguez Receives HBJ 2020 Lifetime Achievement Award
Galo Rodriguez has made significant contributions to growing The Village’s resources, bolstering programs on prevention and early intervention, and integrating its strengths in behavioral health services with primary care providers.
August 26, 2020
Free Tax Filing Returns Nearly $34.7 Million to Local Taxpayers This Year
Despite widespread closures related to the COVID-19 pandemic which forced many to transition from in-person to virtual tax filing, more residents in central and northeastern Connecticut took advantage of the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program this year.
July 30, 2020
Despite Challenging Year, Auxilians Contribute More Than $292,000 to The Village
The volunteer-run Auxiliaries of The Village for Families & Children have been supporting programs that help transform the lives of children and families for over 60 years. The shops closed in March due to COVID-19 but are now starting to reopen. Thanks to their dedication and commitment, the Glastonbury, Simsbury, Suffield and West Hartford Auxiliaries contributed $229,012 to The Village this year.