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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.

Ricky the Receptionist

If you’ve entered Klingberg’s Main Building during the lunch hour this summer, you may have had the privilege of meeting Ricky, who has been covering lunch for our receptionist. Ricky, who will be 19 this fall, has lived at the Webster House group home for the past year. She is making such great progress on… Read more »

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 »

Dave Tompkins, VP of Programs, Retires

In July we celebrated (and also lamented) the retirement of Dave Tompkins, Vice President of Programs. Dave has been a leader in the field of children’s mental health and child welfare for more than 40 years. Dave has worked in the field literally his entire adult working life. It was Klingberg’s great fortune that in… 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 »

Ode to the Unsung Hero

To you who take care of a million small moments that help kids feel better, live better, and put pieces back together. To you who know in hard times how best to respond, And choose again and again to go above and beyond; Though you don’t hear enough what great work you have done, Without… Read more »

A History of Gifts

It is the giving season, and I am sitting in my office thinking about the many phases of giving here at Klingberg Family Centers. We have an incredible history of thousands of people donating from the very first days in 1903 until today. We owe our very existence to these wonderful folks. Rev. John Klingberg,… 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 »