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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

Foster Parents Provide Safety and Healing

Tameka Hewitt is proud of the blended family of five she and her husband Rohan have together. Their children, who range in age from four to 20, “may not always get along, but they love each other and show by...

A Teen’s Life Is Transformed

Today, Jazlyn Figueroa is a vibrant teenager in a loving family. She’s a high school freshman, a summer camp counselor-in-training, and an accomplished poet. Her dream is to earn a forensic psychology degree and eventually become an FBI agent.Jazlyn’s life...

Stronger Families, Stronger Futures

It can also be demanding, stressful and even heartbreaking. And when a parent lacks the physical and/or emotional resources to meet a child’s needs for healthy growth and development, a child can be in real danger. While many services are...

Family To Family: The Kissane Family Fund

When Judy Kissane’s first husband passed away, she knew she wanted to honor his legacy in a meaningful way. She discovered The Village as she was looking for ways to help others, and was inspired to take action. Along with...

From Coping To Thriving

Like most teenagers, Tyler doesn’t like cleaning his room. But his shy smile appears when he talks about extracting DNA from strawberries in his eighth-grade science lab. “It looks like string,” he explains.If you want to see him really light...

He Made It Easy To Love Him

When Dave began thinking of how to give back to his community, he learned about the need for foster parents and decided to go all in. That was how he could help make a difference! During the training, he learned...

A Passion for Cars and Helping Kids

On a rainy Monday morning, Jerry Bundy stopped by his office at Bundy Motors in Tolland before heading out to pick up a car from a longtime friend and customer. Jerry doesn’t own the shop anymore — he’s retired after...

I’m the One Bringing Change Now

Genesis Martinez has known little stability growing up. She has lived in numerous homes with various family members, in group homes, and a homeless shelter, with several stays in hospital emergency rooms. Genesis has felt unloved and unaccepted for who...

Building a Community of Support for Student Success

When Jasan, a third-grader at Sarah J. Rawson school in Hartford, lost his father, he started displaying troubling behaviors in school.“Running out of the class, talking back. I would be angry all the time, but then I would feel bad,”...

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