The Annie C Courtney Foundation, a registered 501(c)3 non-profit, was co-founded in 2011 by Deb Kelleher and Sue Plowman as a result of their work together on a community collaborative in northwestern CT. Sue and Deb realized that they shared a passion for assisting families and individuals touched by all aspects of the child welfare system. From this, Annie C’s mission was born.
Annie C’s mission is to provide support to foster, adoptive and kinship families as well as young people who have experienced foster care through trainings, support groups,referral services, and recruitment of families for children who need them. Annie C is working 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 that 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.