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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.

“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

    Regional Advisory Council (DCF) on hold
    Jun 28 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm

    Region 5 meeting open to the public. We will be meeting in the Suite 104 conference room, which is located on the first floor of the building. Please do not enter Suite 104—the conference room has a door directly from the hallway around the corner from Suite 104 (there will be a sign on the conference room door).
    If you park in the large lot in the back of the building (North Main Street entrance), you will enter on the 2nd floor and need to take the elevator or stairs down to the 1st floor. If you park in the smaller lot in front (Phoenix Ave. entrance) on the left of the building or in the spaces on the right side of the building, you can enter directly on the first floor.

    Region 1 Making Connections Day
    Jun 29 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
    Information Meeting via Phone Conference
    Jun 30 @ 8:30 am – 10:30 am

    Learn about becoming a licensed CT foster or adoptive parent. Join us via conference call. Pre-registration for this meeting is required. Some other restrictions apply. Call 475-235-2184 to register during normal business hours or 203-706-0101 after 5 pm or on weekends.
    Dial-in Number (US): (712) 775-7270
    Access Code: available upon completion of pre-registration
    Join the Online Meeting: https://join.freeconferencecall.com/deb_kelleher
    For 24/7 Customer Care, call (844) 844-1322

    Information Mtg, Waterbury
    Jul 2 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

    Orientation Session to find out about what it entails to be a foster parent.
    Please be prompt and do not bring children. This is an adult only meeting.

    Information Mtg, Bridgeport
    Jul 5 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

    Information meeting to learn more about becoming a foster or adoptive parent in CT. Pre-registration preferred, but walk-ins are always welcome! This is an Adults Only meeting.
    In case of inclement weather, please call our main office at 475-235-2184 to confirm cancellation.