Our Mission

Promote Well-Being and Development of All Children

Our Mission is to promote the well-being and development of all children and their families, in particular to give priority to the unmet needs of children lacking physical, emotional and intellectual care and nurturing.

Protect the Welfare and Safety of Children and Their Families

Encourage the development of services designed to conserve and strengthen home life and parental care for children.

Strengthen Effective Delivery of Services to Children and Their Families

Provide responsive, relevant and timely services to the community.  Offer services to the community firmly rooted in nationally recognized standards for the welfare of children and their families.

Develop sound programs, policies and funding for services and activities that impact most directly upon children.

Promote Policies that Benefit All Children and Their Families

Identify, analyze and communicate between Board of Directors and Staff emerging issues of actual or potential impact.

Work cooperatively with national organizations and community groups to support legislative initiatives at state and federal levels which provide for improved services to children and their families.

Broaden and deepen public awareness of and commitment to society's responsibility for responding to the needs of children and their families.

Develop and disseminate information through speaking engagements, publication and educational workshops.

The Facts

Our programs support children’s mental health, children’s physical healthcare, the  prevention of child abuse, the treatment of family violence, teen pregnancy, parent education, child guidance, and childcare. With a heritage that dates from 1809, Child and Family has grown to become the largest non-profit children’s social service provider in southeastern Connecticut.

Our services are available to all residents of New London and Middlesex counties. Child and Family is funded by the State of Connecticut Department of Children and Families as a child guidance clinic and is licensed by the Department of Public Health as a child care facility and as a community health care center.

Over 650 men and women give generously of their time and talent through caring for children, fundraising events, and educational services.

A sliding fee scale assures that no one will be turned away, or refused assistance, based on financial reasons.

Our staff includes social workers, psychologists, psychiatrists, teachers, nurse practitioners, community workers, teacher’s aides, physicians, administrative and support personnel.