Child and Family Agency’s mission is to promote the well-being and development of all children and their families, in particular to give priority to the unmet needs of children lacking physical, emotional and intellectual care and nurturing.
Our programs deal with child abuse, family violence, teen pregnancy, parent education, child guidance, childcare, and children’s healthcare. With a heritage that dates from 1809, Child and Family has grown to become the largest non-profit children’s social service provider in southeastern Connecticut.
Our staff includes social workers, psychologists, psychiatrists, teachers, nurse practitioners, community workers, teacher’s aides, physicians, administrative and support personnel.
Our services are available to all residents of New London and Middlesex counties. A sliding fee scale assures that no one will be turned away, or refused assistance, based on financial reasons. Child and Family is funded by the State of Connecticut Department of Children and Families as a child guidance clinic and is licensed by the Department of Public Health as a child care facility and as a community health care center.
Child and Family has over 800 members in six auxiliaries located in Essex, Lyme/Old Lyme, East Lyme, New London, Groton, and Mystic/Noank/ Stonington who generously volunteer their time and talent caring for children, educational services and fundraising events which make our programs possible.