Featured Story

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 and surpassed her goal by raising over $9,000.

Stories of Impact

Before Problems Escalate

Selenia, 27, and her husband were at their wits end. Their two-year-old, Christian, was biting and hitting other children at preschool and often needed to be picked up immediately. Read more about MLDA and Selenia’s story in...

Enriching Lives Through Volunteering

Enriching Lives Through Volunteering

Today, a group of students at Martin Luther King Jr. Elementary School in Hartford are learning about Hawaii, but they don’t know it yet. Their instructor, Carrie Firestone of Avon, leads them through a rousing game of word BINGO that...

Improving School Attendance

Improving School Attendance

Allen was one of the 60 students who participated in The Village’s truancy court prevention project last year. As a sixth-grader, he had missed over 40 days of school, tried to commit suicide and was diagnosed with depression. Cautious of...

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March 11, 2020

Village Second Chance Shop Featured on TV

The Simsbury Second Chance Shop has generated more than $2.6M for The Village for Families & Children!

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March 11, 2020

Chronic Absenteeism – Village Participates In Special Panel Discussion at Hartford Public Schools

The Village's Aldwin Allen, Senior Director of Community Programs, participated in the Hartford Public Schools’ special panel discussion about attendance and reducing chronic absenteeism.

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March 05, 2020

Construction Begins On New Wing of Village Facility to Provide Adult Mental Health Services

Opioid epidemic contributing to increased demand, State grants providing critical support

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February 27, 2020

Children at The Village Get New Gym Thanks to Generous Donation

Hoffman Family and ESPN Unveil Renovated Gym for Children Recovering from Trauma

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January 31, 2020

Are You Eligible for the Earned Income Tax Credit?

If you earned up to $56,000 in 2019, determine your EITC eligibility at one of Connecticut’s Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) sites.

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January 16, 2020

West Hartford Second Chance Shop Marks Its 1-Year Anniversary With 25-Percent-off Sale

The Village for Families & Children is celebrating the one-year anniversary of its West Hartford Second Chance Shop with a massive sale between January 16th and 18th. The shop, run by The Village’s West Hartford Auxiliary, sells new or gently used women’s and men’s clothing, as well as accessories, antiques and collectibles, books, holiday decor, household items and jewelry. All items are donated and proceeds help The Village serve families and children in Greater Hartford with mental and behavioral health needs.

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November 11, 2019

Connecticut Children and Youth Who Suffer From Trauma Benefit From EMDR Therapy in Community Mental Health Settings

Study by The Consultation Center at Yale University School of Medicine and The Village for Families & Children  demonstrates significant reduction in trauma-related symptoms for Medicaid-eligible children who received EMDR treatment

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October 30, 2019

State Comptroller Kevin Lembo Named 2019 Champions for Children by The Village

The Village honored State Comptroller Kevin Lembo as our 2019 Champions for Children at our 188th Annual Reception on October 17.

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October 29, 2019

Derek Slap Named The Village’s New Vice President for Advancement

Derek Slap of West Hartford has been named as the new Vice President for Advancement at The Village for Families & Children. In this role, he will oversee communications, marketing and development for the organization.

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October 07, 2019

The Village for Families & Children’s Partnership for Success Program in Vernon Awarded $1.5 Million Federal Grant

The Village for Families & Children is excited to announce the expansion of their Partnership for Success program (also known as the Vernon ROCKS Coalition) through a $1.5 million federal grant from the Substance and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) over the next five years.

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