For 72 years, Boys & Girls Village has been one of Connecticut’s leading caregivers for families and children struggling with significant:
- Emotional, behavioral and psychiatric disorders
- Permanency placement and foster care needs
- Special education needs
Just last year, Boys & Girls Village touched the lives of 5,000 Connecticut children and families, from 50 different Connecticut communities, providing a wide range of family-centered services and evidenced-based treatment approaches that helped children heal, learn and grow.
“Boys & Girls Village accomplished in just 6 months what other programs did not come close to accomplishing in 3 ½ years! What a great, well-rounded program. Staff kept me informed, and everyone was also friendly and helpful. We can’t begin to thank you for everything you’ve done.”
Marie, whose daughter participated in our after-school Day Treatment Program, which provides children with significant emotional and behavioral difficulties the psychiatric, recreational and family therapy needed to keep the child at home, or transition back home from foster care.
Children and families generally come to Boys & Girls Village through referrals from:
- Community and healthcare providers and family members
- Connecticut Behavioral Health Partnership (CT BHP) and Connecticut Department of Children and Families (DCF)
- Pediatricians and other physicians
- School special education coordinators
The agency is funded by CT BHP, HUSKY, DCF and other state sources, some health insurers, local communities and school systems and voluntary contributions from individuals, corporations and foundations.
BGV is licensed by the Connecticut Department of Children and Families and Department of Education.
Boys & Girls Village is an IRS 501 (c) 3 not-for-profit agency.
Our mission: Boys & Girls Village serves children and families in at-risk situations by strengthening their ability to succeed in life.
Helping Connecticut children and families heal, learn, grow
Much of Boys & Girls Village’s success comes from the highly-trained, nurturing staff members who surround and support our families. Clients are seen at two convenient sites:
528 Wheelers Farms Road, Milford, CT 06461
170 Bennett Street, Bridgeport, CT 06605
Open your heart and home, and help change the life of a child in need.
Become a foster parent.
Qualified foster parents are needed to provide:
- Full-time foster care
- Short-term respite care for as little as one weekend or week a month
- Temporary emergency care for children who’ve been removed from their homes
Click here for details.
You can also download our Therapeutic Foster Care program brochure.