Open mind. Open hearts. Open Homes.

fakct logo community collaborativeThe Foster, Adoptive & Kinship Coalition Team is an Annie C project serving northwestern CT. It is an open community collaborative composed of regional and statewide organizations dedicated to placing children in safe, nurturing homes across Connecticut. In 1997, it began as part of a statewide initiative conceived by the CT Department of Children and Families to help identify and meet the unmet needs of foster families. This initiative quickly grew into a vehicle that provided a unique opportunity for child welfare providers and other concerned citizens to collaborate and share resources and ideas aimed at supporting and recruiting foster and adoptive families. Today, we are the only remaining regional community collaborative for foster care and adoption in CT.

Family Fun Day community collaborativeOur partners include independent, non-profit, child-placing agencies, the CT Department of Children and Families, other family service organizations, corporate partners, foster/adoptive and kinship families, as well as community leaders in foster care and adoption. We all work together to identify new family resources for CT’s children in care. Resources are identified by conducting information meetings or “Open Houses” in towns in the northwest region of CT as well as by member attendance at community events. We also assist agencies that support current foster and adoptive families by staging events designed to promote family fun and cultural sensitivity. One of our signature events is a yearly Family Fun Day at Quassy Amusement Park.  The community collaborative also sponsors an annual scholarship dedicated to the memory of Kay Wyrick and given out to a graduating high school senior of color who is currently, or was, in the CT foster care system.

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Do it for the kids.
Do it for yourself.
Do it to make a difference.

Our state needs more patient, responsible, loving adults to help foster children and youth succeed in life. Consider becoming a foster or adoptive parent, a mentor, or a respite provider. You will be giving the gift of family to a deserving child or youth. Annie C is here to help you make that difference.

Interested in becoming part of our coalition? Call Deb at 475-235-2184 or use the contact form.


Annie C partners with many diverse organizations. Please learn more about them by visiting their websites.

Adoption Assistance Program
195 Farmington Ave., Suite 2000
Farmington, CT 06030-6020

Boys and Girls Village
528 Wheelers Farms Road
Milford, CT 06461

CAFAF (CT Alliance of Foster and Adoptive Families)
2189 Silas Deane Highway, Suite #2
Rocky Hill, CT 06067

The Children’s Community Programs of CT, Inc.
446 A Blake Street
New Haven, CT  06515

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Children In Placement
155 East Street
New Haven, CT 06511

Community Mental Health Affiliates
36 Sheffield St
Waterbury, CT 06704

Community Residences, Inc.
50 Rockwell Road
Newington, CT 06111

CT Voices for Children
33 Whitney Avenue
New Haven, CT  06510

The Connection Inc.
100 Roscommon Dr., Ste 203
Middletown, CT 06457

Covenant to Care for Children, Inc
120 Mountain Avenue
Bloomfield, CT  06002

Department of Children and Families
505 Hudson Street
Hartford, CT 06106


Family & Children’s Agency
140 Water Street
Norwalk, CT 06854

Family and Children’s Aid
75 West Street
Danbury, CT 06810

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185 Silas Deane Hwy.
Wethersfield, CT 06109

Girls Inc. of Southwestern Connecticut
35 Park Place
Waterbury, CT 06702

The Institute of Professional Practice
538 Preston Avenue
Meriden, CT 06450

Klingberg Family Centers
370 Linwood Street
New Britain, CT  06052

North American Family Institute
20 Batterson Park Rd.
Farmington, CT 06032

New Opportunities Inc.
232 North Elm Street
Waterbury, CT 06702

State Farm Insurance Agent, Brittany Roberts
23 Barnabus Road, Suite 5
Newtown, CT 06470

The Village
1680 Albany Ave
Hartford, CT 06105
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Waterbury Youth Service System, Inc.
95 North Main Street
Waterbury, CT 06702

Wellmore, Inc.
70 Pine Street
Waterbury, CT  06710

Wheeler Clinic
91 Northwest Drive
Plainville, CT 06062