Leaving Their Mark In Legos
If you go into the Lego room on any given day, a child will have spelled out their name or initials in Legos on the wall. Our visitor kids don’t seem to do this. They build stuff. Our client kids build stuff too, but they seem to have a need to leave their mark as well. What does it mean, this need to leave their mark?
Come Celebrate Macaroni Kid's 5th Birthday at the 2nd Annual Birthday Bash to Benefit FCA!
Enjoy live music, magic and entertainment plus kids' activities including face painting, inflatables and more! Birthday cake samples will also be provided from the area's premiere bakeries. Bring a gift to the party: a new unwrapped sporting goods item or $5 cash per person/$15 max per family! What a great way to start off the holiday season - by GIVING to fellow Danbury area families in need!
Being A Teen Living In A Group Home Is Not Easy
As kids head back to school, we started thinking about that traditional "What I Did This Summer" back-to-school assignment. Here, one of our teen girls explains what it's like being in a group home over the summer.
25th Annual Danbury Amateur Charity Golf Tournament Donates Proceeds to FCA
Sixth Grader Kaela Inspired By School Trip to Help Other Kids
Danbury Westerners Play for FCA
UPS and Eversource Make a Difference
2015 Kids Cup Sponsored by Ampacet and Blasuis Chevrolet
Brookfield Girls and Boys Lacrosse Team Day of Caring
60+ boys and girls from the Brookfield Lacrosse Teams volunteered at FCA and donated $6,100 from their Annual Shamrock Run.
Ampacet Staff Collects New Lego Kids for Leo's Lego Room in Playmaker Village
Bob Fielding, Senior Vice President and General Manager of Ampacet Corporation dropped off two, huge boxes chock full of new Lego kits of all sizes and for all developmental levels.
Savings Bank of Danbury Helps Fund Bathroom Renovation at FCA Shelter
Savings Bank of Danbury awarded Family & Children's Aid $2,500 towards the renovation of three bathrooms and a laundry room in Harmony House, our shelter for homeless mothers and children.
When Grandparents Become Parents: Supporting the Caregivers
Caregiver Support Team (CST) is a service provided by Family & Children’s Aid through the Connecticut Department of Children and Families to support caregivers who are caring for related foster children. Kin caregivers face more challenges as foster parents than non-kin caregivers.
112 Kids Will Shop for Free New Shoes at the Danbury Mall Payless Store This Tuesday!
The Payless GivesTM Shoes 4 Kids program is providing shoes and a shoe shopping experience for clients of Family & Children's Aid.
Danbury’s Bravest Collect Toys for Agency’s Neediest
Members of the Danbury Volunteer Fire Council and its 12 volunteer fire companies emptied truck after truck Saturday filled with toys for kids served by Family & Children’s Aid. The firefighters, many of them wearing Santa hats, unloaded the toys bucket-brigade style. There were basketballs and dolls, building blocks and stuffed animals, every toy imaginable for kids on Santa’s list.
Santa And The Danbury Volunteer Fire Companies to Deliver Presents To FCA
On Saturday, December 20, 2014 at 10am The Danbury Volunteer Fire Companies will arrive in a caravan of fire trucks led by Santa loaded with gifts for the children of Family & Children’s Aid. This amazing group of fire fighters have been braving the cold every Friday night since Thanksgiving collecting toy donations outside of Toys R Us.
Game On: Justin and Gemma's Summer of Service
Over 70 board games were collected over the summer by Justin Tebbutts. His sister Gemma collected clothing for teens over the same period.
What is a Home?
Creating a feeling of home for the teens in our adolescent group homes. "I think when they all first come to the house, their goal is to get out of the house as soon as they can. But over time, this becomes their home and as the discharge date comes closer and it becomes more real to them, a lot of them don’t want to go. They’re in a safe place. They’ve made friends. It’s their home."
Hands That Honor
There is a special place where over 1,100 of them can be found – climbing up a wall and hanging from the ceiling of the Memory Room. Each hand in this room was individually decorated and inscribed by volunteers with the first name of a child who spent at least one night with us, in a group home or safe home. The hands are updated annually to include all of the children we’ve cared for the previous year.
GE Awards Family & Children’s Aid of Danbury $20,000 Grant to Support 2014 Week of Caring
A $35,000 grant from GE will be used to provide materials and support for 2014 Week of Caring Projects happening all over the Family and Children’s Aid Danbury campus this September.
You Are Not Alone
As the Director and primary forensic interviewer for the Multi-disciplinary Investigation Team (MIT), Donna Meyer is called to interview children in cases of suspected child sexual abuse and severe physical abuse that rise to the level of criminal or when a child witnesses a violent crime.
Family & Children’s Aid Gets a Hand from 400 GE Capital Volunteers
Family and Children's Aid Opens New Center
A new guidance center opened in Danbury by Family and Children's Aid.