History


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A Solution for Families in Need

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Family Service Bureau of Norwalk opened its doors, providing counseling and support to women and families of U.S. soldiers, who were coping with the stress and separation of war.

Oct. 1, 1942
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Raising Funds

The Agency received it's first donation of $100 and continued annual fundraising efforts to help families build better lives.

Donate Now 1946
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Response to Changing Needs

Proactively responding to the changing needs of the community, the Homemaker Health Aide Program was introduced and continued to grow into what is now the Agency's Home Care services.

Read more 1960
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Agency Expansion

Continuing to meet the growing needs of the community, the Agency created programs to promote family guidance, including Project Friendship, a mentoring program and the addition of the Adoption Program.

Read more 1974
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A Staple in the Community

More programs, activity and rejuvenation continued within the Agency. The addition of the Agency's international adoption program, Community Connections program (support for adults experiencing homelessness) and ties with Wilton's Minks to Sinks organization, were all successful Agency milestones.

1980
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Continuing the work of strengthening families, more agency programs were created. Project REWARD, to support women with addictions, Specialized Foster Care, additions to the Home Care service products, and the agency re-brand to Family & Children's Agency.

1990s
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A Country in Need

The Agency was designated as lead organization to provide outreach and support services to local families of 9/11 victims.

2001
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Honoring Volunteers

As an agency first, individuals in the community who supported and contributed to the Agency's mission, were honored with the Family Strengthening and Anne C. Cary Volunteerism Award. More than a dozen men and women have been acknowledged for this annual honor.

2007
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Building Better Lives

More than 75 years after opening it's doors, Family & Children's Agency continues to work diligently, building better lives for more than 12,000 individuals each year; the children and families in the adoption, foster care, counseling and parenting programs; youth in the ASPIRE after-school program; homeless adults and women in the Community Connections and recovery programs and seniors and their families who benefit from Home Care services.

2017