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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

I Was Willing To Change as a Parent

About a year ago, Shanthal, a young mother of two, knew she had hit a low point. “I was stressed with anxiety,” she recalls, “Both my kids at school were misbehaving and I didn’t know what to do.” So when...

Paying It Forward

Bloomfield resident Deborah Breedlove, who works for a large retirement community in West Hartford, has relied on Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) volunteers to help her accurately complete her taxes, free and online, for nearly a decade. Every year, she...

Girls Just Want To Give Back

The Village has been lucky to receive donations from some very generous young women. Sklyar Sylvester and Araya Muska of Windsor Locks organized three “more than lemonade” stands where they sold iced tea, flowers, brownies and, of course, lemonade to...

I Know I Matter

By the time Alana Farnsworth was 12, her behavior issues were so severe that she spent time in the hospital and eventually ended up in the custody of the Department of Children and Families, where she moved around between foster...

My Little Girl Is Back

Neveah’s introduction to this world was rough. Her mother, Tabitha, who didn’t think she could have children, suffered from pre-eclampsia and had to deliver Neveah by C-section. Then, beginning at age one, Neveah began demonstrating behaviors that concerned Tabitha.“She had...

When Students Bring Trauma To School Along With Their Backpack

In addition to carrying backpacks and an enthusiasm for learning, students at Rawson elementary school in Hartford often bring unresolved issues related to traumatic experiences or constant stress. These issues often erupt in angry outbursts, difficulty focusing, or defying teachers...

Uniting Physical, Social and Emotional Health

When we are stressed, our bodies feel it. When we are sick, our minds feel it. The idea that physical, social and emotional health are connected is the driving force behind integrated care.While not yet the norm, integrated care has...

I’m Different Now Because I Have Hope

Following a domestic violence incident that resulted in a traumatic brain injury and devastated her family, Davine Manson struggled to keep herself and her children stable. When she heard about The Village’s Family Financial Stability Initiative, “It sang to me....

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February 15, 2024
Murphy spoke of his concern for the way social media impacts young people as he and Lt. Gov. Susan Bysiewicz ...
February 13, 2024
The Village is calling on the community to contribute online donations that will help children in Greater Hartford #FeelTheLove with ...
January 29, 2024
Today marks the first official day of the tax season, and Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) is back to offer ...