Who We Are

The Child & Family Agency of Southeastern Connecticut assists and promotes the well-being of children and families-at-risk.

Last year over 18,000 children and their families in 79 towns were assisted by our staff of 195 dedicated professionals.

Our Mission

Child and Family Agency nurtures children and families to develop their strengths through its service, partnership and advocacy.


Our Story

With its inception in 1809, the Child & Family Agency began when the Female Benevolent Society provided meals and education to children who were living on the street. Through the next 200 years, it has grown into the agency that is servicing the community today.



The Child & Family Agency is made up of upwards of 178 wonderful staff members who work hard to make everything we do possible. Learn who makes up our team and how you can contact them.



The Child & Family Agency is lucky to work with such wonderful and helpful partners, which include United Way, the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC), and the National Council For Community Behavioral HealthCare.


Financial Accountability

Gain access to our important financial documents, annual reports, and public statements to learn about our work and how we are financially achieving our goals and missions.


Get Involved

There are unlimited ways that you can help the families and the children that we serve. Through the unparalleled help of our volunteers and staff we are able to make a difference in the lives of the children and families who are in the midst of difficult situations.


Contact Us

Questions? Comments? Would you like to find out more about the work that the Child & Family Agency is accomplishing? View our staff and locations . We would love to hear from you!

  • Many people struggle to get their arms around all the different things Child & Family does.

    The services are diverse because the Agency has responded to needs as they have emerged over the decades! But make no mistake, they are all tied together by one common theme: helping children and their families. ~Lillian Erb

The largest children's service provider

Child & Family Agency is the largest, private, non-profit children’s service provider in southeastern Connecticut. The agency has an annual operating budget of over $10 million and funds 28 service centers.

With a heritage dating from 1809, our social service programs are funded by individuals, state departments, federal agencies, civic organizations, foundations and United Ways. Each year 600 auxiliary members generously volunteer their time and talent caring for children, supporting fundraising events and participating in education services. New auxiliary members and donors are always welcome.

Child & Family Agency programs are available to all residents of New Haven, Middlesex and New London counties. Fees for service reflect our costs. A sliding fee scale assures that no one will be excluded or refused assistance for financial reasons.