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.

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    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 860.679.4006 www.aap.uchc.edu

    Adoption Assistance Program
    195 Farmington Ave., Suite 2000
    Farmington, CT 06030-6020
    860.679.4006
    www.aap.uchc.edu

    Boys and Girls Village 528 Wheelers Farms Road Milford, CT 06461 203.877.0300 www.bgvillage.org

    Boys and Girls Village
    528 Wheelers Farms Road
    Milford, CT 06461
    203.877.0300
    www.bgvillage.org

    CAFAP (CT Association of Foster and Adoptive Parents) 2189 Silas Deane Highway, Suite #2 Rocky Hill, CT 06067 860.258.3400 www.cafap.com

    CAFAF (CT Alliance of Foster and Adoptive Families)
    2189 Silas Deane Highway, Suite #2
    Rocky Hill, CT 06067
    860.258.3400
    www.cafap.com

    The Children’s Community Programs of CT, Inc. 446 A Blake Street New Haven, CT 06515 203.786.6403 www.ccp-ct.org

    The Children’s Community Programs of CT, Inc.
    446 A Blake Street
    New Haven, CT  06515
    203.786.6403
    www.ccp-ct.org

    Wheeler Clinic 91 Northwest Drive Plainville, CT 06062 888-793-3500 www.wheelerclinic.org

    Children In Placement
    155 East Street
    New Haven, CT 06511
    203.784.0344
    www.chidreninplacement.org

    Community Mental Health Affiliates 36 Sheffield St Waterbury, CT 06704 203.596.9724 www.cmhacc.org

    Community Mental Health Affiliates
    36 Sheffield St
    Waterbury, CT 06704
    203.596.9724
    www.cmhacc.org

    Community Residences, Inc. 50 Rockwell Road Newington, CT 06111 860.621.7600 www.criinc.org/foster-care-adoption.html

    Community Residences, Inc.
    50 Rockwell Road
    Newington, CT 06111
    860.621.7600
    www.criinc.org/foster-care-adoption.html

    CT Voices for Children 33 Whitney Avenue New Haven, CT 06510 203.498.4240 www.ctkidvoices.org

    CT Voices for Children
    33 Whitney Avenue
    New Haven, CT  06510
    203.498.4240
    www.ctkidvoices.org

    The Connection Inc. 955 South Main Street Middletown, CT 06457 888.TCI.1972 www.theconnectioninc.org

    The Connection Inc.
    100 Roscommon Dr., Ste 203
    Middletown, CT 06457
    855.435.7955
    www.theconnectioninc.org

    Covenant to Care for Children, Inc 120 Mountain Avenue Bloomfield, CT 06002 860.243.1806 www.covenanttocare.org

    Covenant to Care for Children, Inc
    120 Mountain Avenue
    Bloomfield, CT  06002
    860.243.1806
    www.covenanttocare.org

    Department of Children and Families 505 Hudson Street Hartford, CT 06106 888.543.4376 www.ct.gov/dcf

    Department of Children and Families
    505 Hudson Street
    Hartford, CT 06106
    888.543.4376
    www.ct.gov/dcf

    Quassy Amusement Park 2132 Middlebury Road Middlebury, CT 06762 1-800-FOR-PARK or 203.758.2913 www.quassy.com

    Family & Children’s Agency
    140 Water Street
    Norwalk, CT 06854
    203.449.2765
    familyandchildrensagency.org

    Family and Children’s Aid 75 West Street Danbury, CT 06810 203.748.5689 www.fcaweb.org

    Family and Children’s Aid
    75 West Street
    Danbury, CT 06810
    203.748.5689
    www.fcaweb.org

    Wheeler Clinic 91 Northwest Drive Plainville, CT 06062 888-793-3500 www.wheelerclinic.org

    FAVOR, Inc.
    185 Silas Deane Hwy.
    Wethersfield, CT 06109
    860.523.3232
    www.favor-ct.org

    Girls Inc. of Southwestern Connecticut 35 Park Place Waterbury, CT 06702 203.756.4639 www.girlsincswct.org

    Girls Inc. of Southwestern Connecticut
    35 Park Place
    Waterbury, CT 06702
    203.756.4639
    www.girlsincswct.org

    The Institute of Professional Practice 538 Preston Avenue Meriden, CT 06450 203.317.2700 www.ippi.org

    The Institute of Professional Practice
    538 Preston Avenue
    Meriden, CT 06450
    203.317.2700
    www.ippi.org

    Klingberg Family Centers 370 Linwood Street New Britain, CT 06052 860.832.5536 www.klingberg.org

    Klingberg Family Centers
    370 Linwood Street
    New Britain, CT  06052
    860.832.5536
    www.klingberg.org

    North American Family Institute 20 Batterson Park Rd. Farmington, CT 06032 860.284.1177 www.nafict.com

    North American Family Institute
    20 Batterson Park Rd.
    Farmington, CT 06032
    860.284.1177
    www.nafict.com

    New Opportunities Inc. 232 North Elm Street Waterbury, CT 06702 203.575.9799 www.newopportunitiesinc.org

    New Opportunities Inc.
    232 North Elm Street
    Waterbury, CT 06702
    203.575.9799
    www.newopportunitiesinc.org

    State Farm Insurance Agent, Brittany Roberts 23 Barnabus Road, Suite 5 Newtown, CT 06470 203.426.7097 www.insuredbybritt.com

    State Farm Insurance Agent, Brittany Roberts
    23 Barnabus Road, Suite 5
    Newtown, CT 06470
    203.426.7097
    www.insuredbybritt.com

    Family Services of Greater Waterbury 34 Murray Street Waterbury, CT 06710 203.756.8371 www.familyservicesgw.org

    The Village
    1680 Albany Ave
    Hartford, CT 06105
    860.236.4511
    The Village

    Waterbury Youth Service System, Inc. 95 North Main Street Waterbury, CT 06702 203.573.0264 www.waterburyyouthservices.org

    Waterbury Youth Service System, Inc.
    95 North Main Street
    Waterbury, CT 06702
    203.573.0264
    www.waterburyyouthservices.org

    Wellmore, Inc. 70 Pine Street Waterbury, CT 06710 203.756.7287 www.wellmore.org

    Wellmore, Inc.
    70 Pine Street
    Waterbury, CT  06710
    203.756.7287
    www.wellmore.org

    Wheeler Clinic 91 Northwest Drive Plainville, CT 06062 888-793-3500 www.wheelerclinic.org

    Wheeler Clinic
    91 Northwest Drive
    Plainville, CT 06062
    888-793-3500
    www.wheelerclinic.org