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New Britain Community Works Together to Tackle Drug Abuse

NEWS RELEASE September 26, 2016 CONTACT INFO Matthew Cannata Office: 860-827-2284 Cell: 860-819-0496 cannatam@csdnb.org FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE NEW BRITAIN, CONNECTICUT – The Connecticut Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services (DMHAS) recently awarded Klingberg Family Centers funding in the amount of $183,004 to implement the federally funded Partnership for Success (PFS) in Connecticut to address underage… Read more »

Back to School 2016

The floors have been shined, the classrooms cleaned and organized, the teachers trained, and Raymond Hill School is ready for a new school year. One area that has seen major improvements over the summer is the Marjorie Moore School Store. Thanks to a grant from the Liberty Bank Foundation, the school was able to purchase… Read more »

Nutmeg State FCU Volunteers at Group Home

Five volunteers from Nutmeg State Financial Credit Union spent a late-August Wednesday with us cleaning up the yard of one of our group homes for adolescent girls. Alongside Rebecca Desautels, Lead Group Homes Coordinator, and Gail Lebert, Director of Partnership Development, the volunteers took care of some much needed yard work. As Rebecca told the… Read more »

Klingberg Recognized for Increased Cultural Competence

On June 30 several members of Klingberg Family Centers’ Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Services (CLAS) Initiative implementation team received a Certificate of Achievement from Health and Equity, LLC, and the Connecticut Network for Care Transformation. The certificate was in recognition of Klingberg’s work toward implementation of changes to advance the organization’s cultural competence. The award… Read more »

Blood Drive Organized by Nia Sage Youth

One of the youth residing at the Nia Sage Group Home is currently working to organize a blood drive with the American Red Cross scheduled for August 8th. The blood drive will be held at Bristol Baptist Church, 43 School Street, Bristol, CT 06010 from 9a-2p; this is her family’s local church. The youth is… Read more »

Hoffman Auto Group Gives to Klingberg’s Fatherhood Program

On Wednesday, June 8th, Jeffrey S. Hoffman, Co-Chairman, I. Bradley Hoffman, Co-Chairman, and Matthew S. Hoffman, Vice President, presented a check for $25,000 on behalf of the Hoffman Auto Group to Mark Johnson, Vice President of Development, and Gail Lebert, Director of Partnership Development, of Klingberg Family Centers. The donation is in support of Klingberg’s… Read more »

Webster House Teens Go to Prom

Proms are special events, and they raise many questions for the teens involved about dates, clothing, venue, music, etc. Mix in obstacles such as social anxiety, medical issues, financial deficits, minimal family supports, or sensory sensitivities, and these questions are even more important. The Webster House Medically Complex Group Home had four teens attend prom… Read more »

Klingberg Family Centers Hosts Motorcar Festival Kickoff Event

On Wednesday, March 30, Klingberg Family Centers held a special event at the Raymond Hill School to kick off the upcoming 24th Klingberg Vintage Motorcar Festival. The event was preceded by an open house featuring the current projects of the Auto Restoration Program at the Ron Poupart Garage. The vocational classrooms in the Raymond Hill… Read more »

RHS Students Learn Fashion Design

Students at the Raymond Hill School have the opportunity to learn a wide variety of practical skills from their creative and enthusiastic teachers. One example of this can be found in the art room, where teaching assistant Rachel Brookman used her several years of design experience last fall to teach a fashion design elective for… Read more »

RHS Peace and Justice Initiative Works to Combat Stress and Violence in School

The Raymond Hill School has piloted a comprehensive new program this year to address the systemic problems of violence and stress in education. The Peace and Justice Initiative is a comprehensive curriculum intending to create a more peaceful and compassionate school community at the causal level where optimal learning can be achieved. In August of… Read more »