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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 »

TCI Trainers Attend International Conference

Three of Klingberg’s Therapeutic Crisis Intervention trainers recently had the opportunity to attend the 4th International Conference held by the Residential Child Care Project at Cornell University (RCCP). The conference was entitled “Building a Community of Practice,” and according to the RCCP/Cornell University website was designed to “highlight the importance of communities of practice in… 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 »

24th Klingberg Vintage Motorcar Festival

Klingberg Family Centers will host the 24th annual Klingberg Vintage Motorcar Festival on Saturday, June 18. The event is held on the agency’s 40-acre hilltop campus in New Britain to raise support for their programs serving children and families across Connecticut. Wayne Carini of Velocity’s “Chasing Classic Cars” and his daughter Lindsay serve as Grand… 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 »