Open mind. Open hearts. Open Homes.
The Foster, Adoptive & Kinship Coalition Team is an Annie C project serving northwestern CT. It is an open community collaborative composed of regional and statewide organizations dedicated to placing children in safe, nurturing homes across Connecticut. In 1997, it began as part of a statewide initiative conceived by the CT Department of Children and Families to help identify and meet the unmet needs of foster families. This initiative quickly grew into a vehicle that provided a unique opportunity for child welfare providers and other concerned citizens to collaborate and share resources and ideas aimed at supporting and recruiting foster and adoptive families. Today, we are the only remaining regional community collaborative for foster care and adoption in CT.
Our partners include independent, non-profit, child-placing agencies, the CT Department of Children and Families, other family service organizations, corporate partners, foster/adoptive and kinship families, as well as community leaders in foster care and adoption. We all work together to identify new family resources for CT’s children in care. Resources are identified by conducting information meetings or “Open Houses” in towns in the northwest region of CT as well as by member attendance at community events. We also assist agencies that support current foster and adoptive families by staging events designed to promote family fun and cultural sensitivity. One of our signature events is a yearly Family Fun Day at Quassy Amusement Park. The community collaborative also sponsors an annual scholarship dedicated to the memory of Kay Wyrick and given out to a graduating high school senior of color who is currently, or was, in the CT foster care system.
Interested in becoming part of our coalition? Call Deb at 475-235-2184 or use the contact form.
Annie C partners with many diverse organizations. Please learn more about them by visiting their websites.
Adoption Assistance Program
195 Farmington Ave., Suite 2000
Farmington, CT 06030-6020
CAFAF (CT Alliance of Foster and Adoptive Families)
2189 Silas Deane Highway, Suite #2
Rocky Hill, CT 06067
Community Residences, Inc.
50 Rockwell Road
Newington, CT 06111
Covenant to Care for Children, Inc
120 Mountain Avenue
Bloomfield, CT 06002
Department of Children and Families
505 Hudson Street
Hartford, CT 06106
Family & Children’s Agency
140 Water Street
Norwalk, CT 06854
Girls Inc. of Southwestern Connecticut
35 Park Place
Waterbury, CT 06702
The Institute of Professional Practice
538 Preston Avenue
Meriden, CT 06450
North American Family Institute
20 Batterson Park Rd.
Farmington, CT 06032
New Opportunities Inc.
232 North Elm Street
Waterbury, CT 06702
State Farm Insurance Agent, Brittany Roberts
23 Barnabus Road, Suite 5
Newtown, CT 06470