Deeply Rooted, Growing Strong

If you are at all familiar with Klingberg Family Centers, you have probably seen our logo many times. Introduced in 2002, the sturdy tree with its colorful fruit replaced a logo that dated from 1977 and featured what appear to be not-so-distant relatives of Gumby. The clean design of the current logo has aged well… Read more »

Group Home Visits Washington, D.C.

Washington, D.C., is a popular spot for vacations and school trips due to its historical importance, unique culture, and unmistakable landmarks. Staff and residents of the Phoenix House Group Home in Terryville, CT, recently ventured to Washington, D.C., in search of education, relaxation, and a little adventure! Child Development Specialist Jen Huston and Supervisor Christina… Read more »

Cornerstone Laid 95 Years Ago

This week we’re traveling back in time to July 25th, 1920—ninety-five years ago this weekend. On that bright summer Sunday, the cornerstone was laid for what is now the main building of Klingberg’s New Britain campus. Hundreds of people were in attendance for the event, including the children for whom the home was being built…. Read more »

Foster Parents Learn Therapeutic Techniques

One recent evening, a couple sat in Klingberg’s Phillip Corbin room for a foster parent training while their four grandchildren played downstairs, supervised by Klingberg staff. At one point, they were distracted by their grandson tapping on the door. When he tapped again, harder, clearly aggravated, they went to investigate. Returning a few minutes later,… Read more »

Klingberg Kid Repairs Relationships

Recently, a client at one of the group homes got upset and caused damage to his room. His remorse was evident, and rather than resorting to punishment, staff sought out useful ways for him to make amends. He was able to help maintenance with various tasks—especially fitting since he had generated more maintenance work with… Read more »

Circle of Security Parenting Training

June 18-19, Klingberg sponsored a very successful four-day training on , a model that trains professionals to educate parents and caregivers in order to strengthen parent/caregiver-child relationships. Over 100 people attended the training, including 12 registrants from our staff, as well as three or four staff members who audited parts of the training. Klingberg will… Read more »

2015 Motorcar Festival Magazine

For an electronic version of the 2015 Klingberg Vintage Motorcar Festival Program Magazine click on the following link: Program Magazine  

Automobile Memories

NEW BRITAIN — The Klingberg Vintage Motorcar Festival may well be the king of Connecticut car shows. “I’ve been to many car shows and the Klingberg show is one of the best ones in New England and it’s the best one in Connecticut, as far as I’m concerned,” said Carl Carlson, a longtime New Britain… Read more »


In early June, it is a tradition for the students at the Raymond Hill School of Klingberg Family Centers to take a break from the classroom to enjoy Field Day.  Thanks to much hard work and preparation on the part of Phys Ed Instructor Desiree Johndrow, and Teacher Assistant Bill Halkias, Field Day has become… Read more »

KFC Women in Leadership

On Thursday May 21, the YWCA of New Britain hosted its 16th biennial ‘Women in Leadership’ luncheon, for the purpose of honoring extraordinary women in central Connecticut.  Extraordinary women from Klingberg Family Centers have been recognized on multiple occasions at this prestigious event and 2015 is no exception.  Christine Keys, LMSW, Director of Child Placing,… Read more »