Featured Story

A Legacy of Caring and Love

Over the years, Barry and his late wife, Alison Coolbrith, have been generous benefactors of The Village, making a lasting difference in countless lives through their support. Today, Barry continues to carry out their shared legacy of giving, spreading love and hope to people in need.

Stories of Impact

Meet Sonia, Adryan and Sheyla

As a single mom without any family in the United States, Sonia needed support when her children, Adryan and Sheyla, experienced emotional abuse by a friend of the family and were suffering. That’s when she reached out to The Village....

Village Second Chance Shops

Village Second Chance Shops

The Second Chance Shops support The Village’s programs by selling new and gently used clothing and household items. Thanks to the dedication of volunteer Auxilians at the four Second Chance Shops—in Glastonbury, Simsbury, Suffield and West Hartford—a combined $440,300 was raised this...

Levi and his family

Meet Levi and His Family

When the pandemic was in full swing, Levi’s ADHD and anxiety were heightened. He was having a hard time adapting as school and daily routines were quickly changing. The Village’s telehealth option made access to help and medication management easier while Levi...

Samar Amin, Village client

Meet Samar

Samar was completely broken after escaping a domestic violence situation. She reached out to The Village for help, despite being told by others that she wouldn’t be able to make it as a single mother of four children. In the...

Meet Speaker Matt Ritter and Rep. Tammy Exum

The Village is proud to work with policymakers to reform and strengthen Connecticut’s mental health system. Speaker of the Connecticut House of Representatives Matt Ritter and Deputy Majority Leader and State Representative Tammy Exum were named as Village Champions for...

Sulma, Kimberly and Julio

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,...

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...

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