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Family & Children's Aid in the 1800s:
1809: Hartford Female Benefit Society founded.

1831: Hartford Orphan Asylum founded.

1865: Hartford Orphan Asylum and Hartford Female Benefit Society merged.

1892: Connecticut Children's Aid Society founded by Virginia T. Smith.

Family & Children's Aid in the 1900s:
1923: Hartley-Salmon Child Guidance Clinic founded.

1950: Children's Services of Connecticut formed to combine Hartford Orphan Asylum and Connecticut Children's Aid Society.

1960: Connecticut Children's Aid Society and Hartford Orphan Asylum legally merged under the name of Children's Service of Connecticut.

1962: Hartley-Salmon Child Guidance Clinic merged with Children's Services of Connecticut.

1965: FCA Home Care Program founded to help seniors remain in their homes.

1968: Children's Services of Connecticut legally changed its name to Child and Family Services of Connecticut.

1972: Child and Family Services of Connecticut reorganized into a central Hartford office with six regional offices, of which Family and Children's Aid (FCA) is one.

1978: FCA opened its Child Guidance Center serving families in Fairfield, Litchfield, and New Haven counties.

Family & Children's Aid Today:
FCA has developed in over 200 years to serve families and children across Connecticut. FCA is a dynamic agency that has grown to offer such aid as in-home services, outpatient clinics, neighborhood-style group homes, and homecare for the elderly.