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Spring 2022 Message from our CEO

Dear friend of BGV,

It has indeed been a very difficult and trying two years. However, I am heartened by BGV’s resilience and ingenuity. BGV's leadership team and staff have continued to provide cutting-edge and compassionate services to our youth and families. This spring we will be ramping us some exciting initiatives that I would like to share with you...

We are pleased to announce the newest additions to our comprehensive array of services. We have been awarded the Youth Link Mentoring Program for the western half of CT and Quality Parenting Center for Milford. Later this spring we will implementing the CT Youth Recovery Program to support youth recovering from substance use and begin a much-needed renovation to our Charles F. Hayden lower school. The goal of this renovation is to offer our youngest students larger, more welcoming educational spaces and a greater opportunity for learning. Stay tuned for more to come on this project.

For 80 years, BGV has been committed to growing and expanding our services to greater populations in new service areas and we couldn't have done this without you! Because of your support, BGV continues to grow and move the mission of the agency forward in these extremely challenging times. Thank you for helping our youth and families build stronger foundations for brighter futures.


Kim Shaunesey, Ph.D.
President & CEO

Posted 3/29/2022

Thanksgiving 2021 Message from our CEO

Dear friend of BGV,

As we approach Thanksgiving and the beginning of the holiday season, I pause and reflect on how grateful I am. Despite the difficult times we have experienced over the past 18 months, it is a privilege to serve as the CEO of Boys & Girls Village.

I'm thankful for our dedicated staff who make a difference in the lives of some of the most vulnerable youth in our community. I am also grateful for the BGV family of donors and supporters who believe in our important work and support our mission.

BGV has emerged from the adversity of the pandemic stronger than ever. We continue our important work of creating pathways of care for children and families to succeed in life.

  Wishing all of you a happy and healthy Thanksgiving!

Posted 11/24/2021