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Supporting the Foster Care Community

Annie C provides support through trainings, support groups, referral services, and recruitment of families for children who need them.

Our longterm goals are to develop a purposeful, intergenerational neighborhood where young adults and seniors live side by side and engage in mutual support; ensuring that these same individuals will develop healthy, caring relationships. We believe through a supportive neighborhood that incorporates vibrant senior citizens as mentors and community services designed to help all residents, everyone will achieve their maximum potential.

Our Mission

“Every child deserves a champion–an adult who will never give up on them, who understands the power of connection and insists that they become the best they can possibly be.”

Rita F. Pierson

“There are no unwanted children. Just unfound families.”


“We live in a world in which we need to share responsibility. It’s easy to say ‘It’s not my child, not my community, not my problem.’ Then there are those who see the need and respond. I consider those people my heroes.”

Fred Rogers

“A hundred years from now it will not matter what my bank account was, the sort of house I lived in, or the kind of car I drove… but the world may be different because I was important in the life of a child.”

Forest E Witcraft

“It takes a village to raise a child.”

African proverb

“For these are all our children. We will all profit by, or pay for, whatever they become.”

James Baldwin

Foster Care Alumni Meeting

Are you a foster care alum and interested in giving back?
Would you like to be a part of a safe space where you can tell your story?
Imagine what can happen when we join together for change!

Now Planning Foster Care Alumni Meetings!

Waterbury meetings held one Saturday each month at 11:00 a.m. as long as we receive RSVPs.

Interested in attending or hosting a meeting local to you? We are working on forming groups in Hartford and New Haven.
Contact deb.kelleher@anniec.org

Learn More About Foster Care and Adoption Licensing

Kids in every Connecticut community need families to help them grow up.
Foster families are needed for sibling groups, teens, and children with complex medical issues. Become a foster or adoptive parent and help these children learn to hope….
Hope for stability…
Hope for a brighter future….
Hope for the love and support of a family…
You can bring hope to a child.

Learn more about foster care and adoption in Connecticut and how you can help by attending a two-hour information meeting. Pre-registration suggested but walk-ins always welcome! Adults only, please.
Visit our calendar for more information meeting (open house) dates.

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Latest Events

Oct 17 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Meeting open to the public.
Partner with us as we work to improve the lives of children in the child welfare system. this meeting concentrates on foster parent recruitment and retention efforts.

Information Meeting, Torrington
Oct 17 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Registration is only available through Foothills Continuing Ed. Mandatory pre-registration. To register call 1.800.300.4781 or visit their website: http://reg.educationconnection.org/registration/htdocs/index.php

Information Mtg, Stamford
Oct 19 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Information Meeting to learn more about becoming a foster or adoptive parent. This is an Adults Only meeting. Pre-registration preferred but walk-ins always welcome!
This meeting begins promptly at 6. Please allow ample travel time.

Oct 20 @ 9:00 am – 10:30 am

Regional Action Council for DMHAS.

Not a #Number
Oct 20 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm

Annie C is proud to partner with Lisa, Inc to provide: Not a #Number, an interactive, five-module prevention curriculum designed to teach youth how to protect themselves from human trafficking and exploitation through information, critical thinking, and skill development. Not a #Number uses a holistic approach focusing on respect, empathy, individual strengths, and the relationship between personal and societal pressures that create or increase vulnerabilities.
DCF workers can call Deb Kelleher at 475-235-2184 to learn more about signing up youth.