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 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...

Meet Krystal

After losing her job, Krystal needed assistance with her rent while she took care of her daughters and brother who is intellectually disabled. The Village was able to help, while also providing critical mental health support for her and her...

Robert & Judith Sturgis Family Foundation

Meet Bob

Bob and Judy Sturgis created the Robert & Judith Sturgis Family Foundation as a charitable resource for organizations close to their hearts. A longtime Simsbury Auxiliary Member and educator, Judy took a special interest in The Village’s Early Childhood Learning Center....

Kyla Thomas

Getting Financially Fit With VITA—and Giving Back

Today, Kyla Thomas is setting big financial goals: she’s learning all she can about tax credits, perfecting her resume to land an internship and taking budgeting courses to help build her savings and pay off her student loans as quickly...

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February 15, 2024
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February 13, 2024
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January 29, 2024
Today marks the first official day of the tax season, and Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) is back to offer ...