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Foster Care Awareness Month

Did you know that May is National Foster Care Awareness Month? Over the last few months, we have all been impacted in one way or another by the COVID-19 pandemic. It has turned our lives upside down with shocking speed and we have had to adapt in many ways to be safe and to maintain… Read more »

Finding Hope Stitch by Stitch

(Contributed by Barbara Maciejewski Wnuk) With a shortage of personal protective equipment (PPE) nationally and in Connecticut, four Klingberg Family Centers employees, Annette Lyon, Debra Crivello, Marci Marciniec, and Laura Centurelli, have taken to stitching. They shine as a glimmer of hope during the COVID-19 crisis. Unsurprisingly, the first of these glimmers of hope is… Read more »

Resource Guide for Families During COVID-19

Updated 4/1/20 As we face the coronavirus in our nation and our own communities we may feel vulnerable, confused, and anxious. Our children and adolescents may feel the same. Here at Klingberg Family Centers, we have created a resource guide to provide some supports during these challenging times. We hope these resources help parents, caregivers,… Read more »

Annual Report 2019

We are pleased to present our Annual Report for the fiscal year of July 1, 2018, to June 30, 2019. View below to learn more about the news and accomplishments of the past year.

Student Collects Donations for Foster Care

Reilly Bard, a rising sixth-grader from Southington, Connecticut, is passionate about foster care. She chose this as her communities issue this past year when she ran for Connecticut’s Kid Governor, and she continues to find creative ways to support those in foster care. To celebrate her birthday, Reilly collected gifts for children in foster care… Read more »

Cultural Competence Committee Holds Art Contest

Klingberg’s Cultural Competence Committee has been working to both improve and celebrate staff and client/student diversity. The Committee hosted a Diversity Art Contest and created diversity banners to display throughout the agency as a reminder of our commitment to diversity. Elementary and middle school students at the Raymond Hill School (RHS) submitted their ideas on… Read more »

RE: Support of S.B. 876

The following letter was submitted by our President and CEO, Dr. Steven Girelli, as written testimony for today’s public hearing on S.B. 876, particularly as it pertains to nonprofit funding. March 15, 2019 RE: Support of S.B. 876: An Act Authorizing and Adjusting Bonds of the State for Capital Improvements, Transportation, and Other Purposes. Dear… Read more »

Klingberg Receives Award of Excellence

We were honored to receive the Workers’ Compensation Trust Award of Excellence this year for commitment to the safety of our employees and reduction of accidents and injuries. This is truly a mark of distinction, as only a few employers receive this award each year. Pictured are Carol Fronzyk and Diane Ritucci of the Workers’… Read more »

Klingberg Children’s Advocacy Center Holds Open House

The Klingberg Children’s Advocacy Center (KCAC) held an open house on Friday, Nov. 2, in celebration of its one-year anniversary. In attendance were Congressman John Larson, funders, and community partners. The event allowed the KCAC to showcase its space to stakeholders, highlight program milestones, and express appreciation to those that have supported its first year… Read more »

Klingberg Welcomes Therapy Dog

Klingberg Family Centers is pleased to welcome a registered therapy dog to our staff. Winston works with his handler, Lauren Pedersen, LMFT, in our school-based clinics. Winston’s superpower is helping people relax, and twice a week he puts that superpower to good use at a total of four New Britain elementary schools. Spending some time… Read more »