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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 »

Phoenix Rising Soaps at Powder Ridge

The residents of Phoenix House, one of our girls’ group homes, have been busy crafting things to sell this summer at Powder Ridge. The ski resort has a farmer’s market every Sunday from 10:00am to 2:00pm. Led by staff Stephanie Freedman-Edson, the girls have made assorted soaps, lip balms, bath bombs, lotion bars, as well… Read more »

Remembering Christine Keys

It is with tremendous sadness that we share with you that Christine Keys, Senior Director of Community Services, passed away on August 10th following her battle with cancer. Christine came to Klingberg Family Centers in the spring of 2011 as the Director of Child Placement. More recently in 2018 she was promoted to Senior Director… Read more »

Statement on Racism & Social Injustice

To build healing relationships that empower children and families to reach their full potential. There is no way to think about the Klingberg Family Centers’ mission without considering the context of what is happening around us today. On May 25th the systemic and racial injustices faced by our country were brought to the forefront once… Read more »

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 »

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 »