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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 and surpassed her goal by raising over $9,000.
Stories of Impact
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...
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...
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...
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...
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.
“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 and Alyissa inspire us by sharing about the power of fostering. “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...
“My earliest recollection was that my mom was my adoptive mom,” said Connie Gavrich, “and I knew I was the center of her universe.” Connie was adopted as a newborn. Her adoptive mother, Betty Goumas, could not have children. Her...
Not many 28-year-old women own their own homes. But, with ambition, hard work and the help of The Village’s Financial Center, Allena and her fiancé are now ecstatic to have a place to call home.Allena grew up in Hartford, graduated...
Check out the latest news and updates at The Village:
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.
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.
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.
May 13, 2022
Officials Highlight Effort To Boost Mental Health Services For Kids
At The Village for Families & Children, Gov. Ned Lamont and a handful of his agency commissioners highlighted the expected impact of more than $100 million in recently passed funding aimed at increasing behavioral health services for Connecticut children.
May 09, 2022
VITA in Central and Northeastern Connecticut Helps More Than 12,700 Residents File Taxes This Year
More than $36.8 million returned to taxpayers through the VITA campaign
May 02, 2022
This Mother’s Day, Hartford Moms in Need To See Expansion of Mental Health and Parenting Support Services
Just in time for Mother’s Day, The Village for Families & Children has expanded services to help empower local mothers, filling a gap in support as families face an increase in mental health challenges compounded by COVID-19.
April 30, 2022
The Village, United Way and City of Hartford Combine Efforts for Drug Take Back Day Event
Hartford residents were able to safely dispose around 70 pounds of unwanted and unused medications.
April 21, 2022
Village Hosts Connecticut Sun Basketball Clinic To Help Hartford Kids Affected by Trauma
The Village for Families & Children, WNBA stars partner to bring sports to after-school program
March 29, 2022
Vernon Expands Free Pandemic-Related Mental Health Counseling
Children ages 3 to 17 can receive free counseling through a unique partnership with KIDSAFE-CT, an affiliate of The Village for Families & Children. The town has already established a social worker position using ARPA funds to counsel adult Town residents through the Hockanum Valley Community Council.
March 11, 2022
Village’s Family Navigators to Assist Families in Cradle to Career Initiative To Improve Academic Success for North Hartford Promise Zone Students
The Village for Families & Children is joining forces with community leaders, local care providers, city officials and community-based organizations in a new initiative to provide Hartford children and their families with the supports they need to reach their full potential.