Boys and Girls Village

Summer 2023 Message from our CEO

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Dear Friend of BGV:

In 2022, BGV celebrated its 80th birthday! Our Fiscal Year 2022 annual report is now available and spotlights BGV's 3 new programs, accomplishments, and the people of BGV. Please click here to view the annual report.

Additionally, we would like to provide you with a snapshot of the impact donor contributions have made to help change the lives of youth in our community:

  • Last year, 841 unique individual participated in BGV programs.
  • 5 new programs have been added in just 2 years.
  • 14 boys experiencing neglect or abuse were welcomed into BGV's new STAR respite home.
  • 453 families were given valuable parenting skills to better manage conflict in the home.
  • 75% of children in the Reunification and Therapeutic Family Time program were reunited with their families.
  • In our Behavioral Health programs, 60% of youth were able to move on to less restrictive or less intensive services in 2022.
  • Over the past 3 years, Hayden School has drawn students from an average of 43 Local Educational Agencies each year. 
  • This year 35% of Hayden School students graduated or were able to return to school in their community.

Thank you to all our supporters and major donors who generously invest in the future of Connecticut's youth by supporting the important work we continue to do at BGV.  

As we continue our important work, we are grateful for your support. Your support ensures that the kids and families we serve are given opportunities to be happy, healthy, and successful.  Our clients are taking steps in a forward direction and we couldn't do this work without you. Thank you!


Kim Shaunesey, Ph.D.
President & CEO