DCF: Private Agency Foster Care Programs

Therapeutic Foster Care Programs

A number of private agencies have contracts with the Department of Children and Families (DCF) to provide foster care for children who have extraordinary emotional/behavioral and/or medical needs. Foster parents approved by these agencies receive on-going support and training.  These agencies operate under somewhat different treatment models so that expectations, training and monthly reimbursement to their foster parents may vary.

The following private agencies have programs for children with exceptional needs and would welcome you to contact them or view their web site for additional information:

Boys & Girls Village, Inc.
Therapeutic Foster Care
528 Wheelers Farms Road
Milford, CT 06461-1874
Contact person: Carra Conlan, LCSW
Director of Foster Care Services and Reporting
Phone; 203-877-0300 x 123
Fax: 203-876-0076
Web: https://www.bgvillage.org/

Children's Community Programs of CT
Therapeutic Foster Care
One Long Wharf
New Haven, CT 06511
Contact Person: Brian Lynch, CEO
Phone:  203-786-6403
e-mail: blynch@childrenscommunityprograms
Web: www.childrenscommunityprograms.org

Community Health Resources 
Therapeutic Foster Care
587 East Middle Turnpike
Manchester, CT 06040
Contact Person: Suzanne Gile
Phone: 860-646-3888
e-mail: sgile@chrhealth.org
Web: www.chrhealth.org

Community Residences Inc.
Therapeutic Foster Care
732 West Street Suite 12
Southington, CT 06489

Contact Person: Jennifer Kay
Phone: 860-621-7600 ext. 117
Web: http://www.criinc.org

Connecting Children and Families
Therapeutic Foster Care
Connecting Children and Families, The Connection
85 Willow Street, New Haven, CT 06511
Contact: Michele Klimczak, MA, MSW Program Director
Office: 203-789-4427 Ext 102
Cell: 203-623-7214
Fax: 203-789-4480
E-mail: Mklimczak@theconnectioninc.org

DARE Family Services
Therapeutic Foster Care
1184 Burnside Avenue Suite E
East Hartford, CT 06108
Phone: 860-291-8688
Contact Person: Jeremy Smith
Web: www.darefamily.org

Family and Children's' Aid, Inc.
Therapeutic Foster Care
75 West St.,
DanburyCT 06810
Contact person: Mindy Solomon, Program Supervisor
Phone: 203-755-2868 x501
Email:  mindy.solomon@fcaweb.org 

Family and Children's Agency
Therapeutic Foster Care
9 Mott Avenue
Norwalk, CT 06850
Contact person: Debbie Tadduni
Director of Foster Care
Phone: 203-523-5322
Email: DTadduni@fcagency.org 

Web: www.FamilyandChildrensAgency.org

Jewish Family Services
Therapeutic Foster Care
1440 Whalley Avenue
New Haven, CT 06515

Contact Person: Elaine Benevides
203-389-5599 ext.115
Web: www.jfsnh.org

{New}  Justice Resource Institute
Therapeutic Foster Care
75 Church Street
Thompson, CT  06277
Contact person: Jennifer Shimer, Program Director
Phone: 860-928-5900
Fax: 860-963-0100
Cell:  508-245-0811
e-mail:  jshimer@jri.org

Klingberg Family Centers
Therapeutic Foster Care
370 Linwood St.,
New Britain, CT 06052
Phone:  860-832-5532
Contact Information:  Christine Keys, Director
Email:  christinek@klingberg.org

New Opportunities
Therapeutic Foster Care
232 North Elm Street
Waterbury, CT 06702

Phone: 203-575-4286
Contact Person: Coleen LAFerriere  
e-mail: claferriere@newopportunitiesinc.org
Web: www.newopportunitiesinc.org

North American Family Institute
Therapeutic Foster Care
146 Wyllys St., Suite 305
Hartford, CT  06106
Contact Person: Liz Sitler
lizsitler@nafi.com

The Institute of Professional Practice, Inc.
Therapeutic Foster Care
538 Preston Avenue
Meriden, CT  06450
Phone: 203-317-2700 x112
Contact Person:  Tom Murphy, Director of Children’s Services
e-mail: tomurphy@ippi.org
Web:  
www.ippi.org

The Village for Families and Children
Therapeutic Foster Care
331 Weathersfield Avenue
Hartford, CT 06114

Contact Person: Rosario Berrio
860-297-0598 ext. 741
e-mail: rberrio@villageforchildren.org
Web: http://www.villageforchildren.org

Waterford Country School

Therapeutic Foster Care
2 Clinic Drive
Norwich, CT  06360
Contact Person: Chris Lacey
clacey@waterfordcs.org

Wheeler Clinic
Therapeutic Foster Care
91 Northwest Drive
Plainville, CT  06062
Contact Person: Sharon Pendleton-Ponzani
Spendleton-ponzani@wheelerclinic.org