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A Taste of Fairfield County

img_9641Family & Children’s Agency (FCA) invites you to A Taste of Fairfield County, an evening of food and drink from local restaurants at Aitoro in Norwalk. The event, hosted by FCA’s Junior Board of Advisors, will be held Thursday, Nov. 10, 2016 and will benefit FCA’s ASPIRE after school program’s high school component . (more…)

MINKS TO SINKS Fall Sale

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Join us for the MINKS TO SINKS Fall Sale.

Consider donating or cosigning your gently used items. (more…)

DATE CHANGE: Adoption Education: Birth Parent Panel

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Thursday, November 10th
6:30 – 8:30 p.m.

140 Water St. Norwalk, CT

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Family & Children’s Agency Awarded Grant to Support Norwalk Youth

For Immediate Release

(NORWALK, July 25, 2016) –

Family & Children’s Agency Awarded Grant to Support Norwalk YouthASPIREmardi-gras

 

Family & Children’s Agency (FCA) received a $38,000 Youth Success grant from The Community Fund of Darien, to support the Agency’s ASPIRE after school program, which provides academic enrichment and career development activities to middle and high school students.

FCA’s ASPIRE program supports middle and high school students by promoting academic success and positive youth development.  Located at Norwalk Community College (NCC), as a part of FCA and NCC’s joint partnership, more than 50 students participate in the program each year. In 2014 alone, 94% of the eighth grade students in the ASPIRE after school program earned above average grades in their math and language arts classes.

“There are so many success stories from the youth in our ASPIRE program but there is more work to be done,” said Robert Cashel, FCA President & CEO. “This grant will allow our staff to continue educating our students with the progressive training and resources needed for success in our ever-changing society.”

Currently, ASPIRE youth are participating in FCA’s full-day summer enrichment program. Middle school students are learning about the country’s five regions for the “Road Trip Across the USA” program theme and high school students are gaining hands-on experience with personal banking and managing non-emergency and emergency medical situations.

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About Family & Children’s Agency: Family & Children’s Agency is a leading non-profit, 501(c)(3) human service organization that is committed to increasing the social and emotional well-being of our clients.  We provide strength-based, solution focused services that respond to the needs of more than 12,000 individuals – children and families, youth, adults, and seniors. For more information, please go to www.FamilyandChildrensAgency.org.

Media Contact:

Brandi Bufford

bbufford@fcagency.org

Family & Children’s Agency Celebrates Foster Care Graduates

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High school graduation marks a pivotal time in a child’s life. This accomplishment is the official transition from childhood to adulthood. This year, Family & Children’s Agency honored more than a dozen foster care students for their successful completion of high school—despite the obstacles that have stood in their way. (more…)

FCA Awards College Scholarship at IMAGINE 2016 Benefit

IMG_2941Family & Children’s Agency (FCA) held their annual spring benefit IMAGINE, in May at The Loading Dock in Stamford. This year as an Agency first, two high school seniors from the Agency’s ASPIRE after-school program were awarded $10,000 scholarships and $1,000 book stipends, funded by board member Sharon Sullivan and her husband, Jeff Kindler. (more…)

Rita Marber and Jan Glorie Acknowledged as 2016 Family Champions

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Each year, the Connecticut Council of Service Agencies “recognizes individuals from each member agency who have gone above and beyond the call of duty to strengthen and support families in Connecticut.”

This year, two individuals from Family & Children’s Agency were presented with this prestigious award for their hard-work and dedication to Agency initiatives; FCA board member Rita Marber and Jan Glorie, FCA’s Manger of Information Technology. (more…)

Learn more about attending our Golf & Tennis Classic!

Golf & Tennis Classic

2016 Golf & Tennis Classic, Monday, September 12, 2016

Brooklawn Country Club

500 Algonquin Rd, Fairfield, CT

Golf Classic

yay-10006046-digitalThe 21st annual Golf Classic will begin with lunch at the grill and is followed by a round of golf at one of the premier private clubs in Fairfield County, Brooklawn Country Club. The majestic club features an 18-hole bent grass course with slight hills and water hazards at several holes. After golf, relax in the clubhouse or on the veranda and enjoy conversation with fellow players as cocktails and heavy hors d’oeuvres are served. A raffle and brief awards ceremony will top off the day.

 

▪ Registration & Warm-Up: 10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
▪ Lunch: 11:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
▪ Shotgun Start: 12:30 p.m.
▪ Cocktails, Heavy Hors d’oeuvres and Awards Presentation: 5:00 p.m.

 

 

 

Women’s Tennis ClassicPlaying tennis, summertime saturated theme

The annual Women’s Tennis Classic will begin with a light breakfast and a round-robin tournament follows. After playing, relax and mingle with fellow guests while enjoying lunch on the patio. A raffle and brief awards ceremony will top off the morning.

 

▪ Registration & Light Breakfast: 9:00 a.m.
▪ Play Begins: 9:30 a.m.
▪ Lunch, Raffle and Awards Presentation: 12:00 p.m.

 

 

FCA’s Golf & Tennis Classic Packet

2016 Golf Classic Registration 

2016 Tennis Classic Registration 

 

Let’s Close the #DiaperGap

Through the month of June, the Family & Children’s Agency Junior Board of Advisors invites you to donate to the FCA Diaper Drive Collection.

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Did you Know?

  • 1 in 3 moms struggle to afford diapers for their babies
  • In some cases, moms have cleaned and reused soiled diapers
  • On average, low-income families spend $936 per year on diapers, nearly double the amount of higher income familes
  • The inability to afford diapers is leading cause of mental health problems among new mothers and their babies

 

Diaper Drive Collection Drop-off Locations:
140 Water Street
&
9 Mott Avenue
Norwalk, CT

Can’t drop off and need an online option? Purchase via our Amazon Wishlist and items will be shipped directly to FCA.

**All diaper sizes and brands are welcome

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