Child Welfare

Every child deserves to be safe, healthy and loved, and have a foundation that leads to a productive life as they grow. Our child welfare programs are designed to address issues in the home such as adult substance abuse, family violence, or abuse and neglect, that can interfere with a child’s development and well-being. Through strengths-based strategies, we treat the entire family – and work with the supports in a child’s life – to address the problem in the short and longer term.

+Community Support for Families

Community Support for Families is a voluntary, family-driven program designed to assist families in strengthening natural and community support systems to maintain safe and healthy home environments.


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+Foster Care Clinic

Our Foster Care Clinic provides multidisciplinary evaluations to children and adolescents entering foster care and safe home programs. Each child receives a comprehensive medical, dental and mental health evaluation within 30 days of entering a foster or safe home.  

+Intensive Family Preservation (IFP)

This program supports families involved with the Department of Children and Families due to concerns about abuse and neglect in the home. Our team works intensively with families to help them develop skills and connect to resources and supports to improve the home environment. 


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+Multisystemic Therapy – Building Stronger Families (MST-BSF)

We work closely with families with substance abuse histories who are involved with the Department of Children and Families because of child neglect and abuse concerns.  Our program integrates the Multisystemic Therapy Child Abuse and Neglect model (MST-CAN) and addresses the individual needs of all family members. 


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+Parenting Education Program (PEP)

This program is designed for parents with active divorce, separation or custody cases in the Family Division of the Connecticut court system. The program educates parents about the many issues facing children when the structure of the family changes.  


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+Reconnecting Families

We help children and families navigate the process of reunification following removal of children due to concerns of neglect or abuse. Our Reconnecting Families program works with families over a four- to six-month period and provides case management, supervised visitation, parent education and support services. 

+Supportive Housing for Families®

Our Supportive Housing for Families® program serves families involved with the Department of Children and Families. Our staff provides case management and support services, and helps families locate stable, safe and affordable housing. 


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