Our goal is to prevent child abuse and neglect by increasing the participation of fathers in the lives of their children, increasing the fathers’ knowledge about their children’s developmental needs, and promoting bonding and attachment between fathers and their children.
Learn more about FCA’s Family Support services here.
This year’s spring event, IMAGINE 2016, will be held on Friday, May 20 at The Loading Dock in Stamford, CT. The evening will highlight Family & Children’s Agency and the 11,000+ individuals we impact throughout Fairfield County. Read More,
IMAGINE 2016 Online Bidding is Now Available!
You can now place bids online with your smartphone or mobile device, even if you’re unable to attend the event! (more…)
Join us for the 2016 Korean Roots Tour
Family & Children’s Agency and Spence Chapin invite you and your family to explore the
unique culture and heritage of Korea. Learn more about your child’s country of origin with
our expert guides. This trip is a once in a lifetime experience for you and your children to share.
For more information including trip itinerary and cost, please download Roots Brochure 2016.
You may register by completing the KoreanRoots 2016 Registration Form
Questions? Please contact Darlene Cirilli at 860-586-2365 or DCirilli@FCAgency.org .
Youth Expressive Arts Class
For the third consecutive year, the Rowayton Arts Center (RAC) has partnered with Family & Children’s Agency (FCA) to promote creative expression through the arts. The Expressive Arts Class is a six-week elective underwritten by the Rowayton Arts Center for ASPIRE middle school students. Students have the opportunity to study visual arts and enhance their personal expression. Their artwork was unveiled at RAC on October 29 and will be on display for the public until November 12.
Danny stands with his artwork, which is featured at the Rowayton Arts Center.
“The Rowayton Arts Gallery offers our students a positive art experience that teaches both technique and self-exploration,” Amy Jeffereis, ASPIRE Manager. “Having the opportunity to see their art hanging in gallery and talk about their work strengthens their confidence and self-esteem.”
Family & Children’s Agency seeks to improve the lives of Norwalk youth by increasing their ability to be productive, independent young adults. The ASPIRE program is FCA’s after school program, located on the Norwalk Community College campus, and includes a middle school, high school and summer enrichment component. In addition to academic support, students in the ASPIRE program participate in electives throughout the school year. It is a multi-faceted, longitudinal program that promotes academic success and positive youth development.
For more than 50 years, the Rowayton Arts Center (RAC) has been a community cultural hub that provides a welcoming environment for the exchange of arts-related ideas. Located on the banks of the scenic Five Mile River, the Arts Center hosts exhibitions, lectures, musical events and other activities. In its second-floor studio, RAC offers year-round classes and workshops for creative people of all ages and at all ability levels. RAC also underwrites arts education programs throughout Norwalk. For information call 203-866-2744 or visit the web site at www.rowaytonartscenter.org.
Free Yoga Classes Every Thursday!
In partnership with the Riverbrook Regional YMCA, FCA will be hosting free yoga classes every Thursday through December 10. Enjoy a great workout with the whole family!
140 Water St.
Walk-ins welcome; RSVP preferred. All children must be accompanied by an adult.
Weston Women’s League Hosts 7th Annual Baby Shower for New Moms
Just in time for Mother’s Day, the Weston Women’s League hosted its annual Baby Shower for new and expecting mothers on May 7 at Christ Church in Norwalk. Approximately 30 mothers participating in Family Support & Prevention services at Family & Children’s Agency (FCA) were treated to a healthy lunch and received gifts, such as clothing, toys, diapers and other baby essentials. This is the Weston Women’s League’s seventh year hosting this event.
“Many of these women did not have a baby shower of their own and this is a wonderful opportunity to celebrate becoming a mother,” said Mary Kate Locke, Director of Adoption and Prevention Services at FCA. “We are grateful to the Weston Women’s League for all their hard work in planning this beautiful event.”
Family Support & Prevention services at FCA provides support and guidance to parents and their young children through the Nurturing Family Network, Fatherhood Initiative, Maternal Outreach and Mentoring Service (MOMS) program, Healthy Start and Child FIRST. The program’s trained staff educates parents so they can build a strong foundation for their family’s growth. All programs are offered free of charge in English and Spanish to families in the Greater Norwalk area and are on a voluntary basis.
FCA Home Care to Host Alzheimer’s Discussion on April 30
On Thursday, April 30, Family & Children’s Agency (FCA) Home Care team will lead a discussion on elderly memory loss, Alzheimer’s and Dementia. This event is free and open to the public. Megan Haque, LCSW, and Barbara McNair Odeh, R.N., will provide information and insight into the signs of Alzheimer’s disease, progression of the disease and tips for successfully caring for a loved one.
FCA Home Care provides peace of mind, security and dignity for you or your loved one. We provide a continuum of care to allow adults to remain safe and independent in their own homes. We are your trusted Fairfield County nonprofit Home Care provider, and our services include Personal Alert emergency response system, Live-In Care, Home Health Aides, Homemakers and Companions, Assisted Transportation and Home Modification. Our staff is licensed with the State of Connecticut Department of Public Health and thoroughly vetted. As part of a larger human service agency, our knowledge of adult care is unparalleled.
Wednesday, April 30
Family & Children’s Agency
140 Water St. Norwalk, CT
Please call (203) 831-2900 to RSVP
For more information, please contact Megan Haque, FCA Home Care LCSW, at (203) 831-2900 or email email@example.com.
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Minks to Sinks’ Spring Sale
Thank you to Minks to Sinks for another successful Spring Sale!
Minks to Sinks, often referred to as the greatest treasure hunt in town, will kick off its spring sale this weekend on Saturday, May 2 at the corner of Danbury Road (Route 7) and School Road in Wilton. An auxiliary of Family & Children’s Agency (FCA), Minks to Sinks holds two tag sales per year offering an incredible variety of clothing, furniture, kitchen items, art, books, athletic equipment, toys and more. Proceeds from each sale benefit FCA.
Minks to Sinks has its roots in Wilton, having taken place since 1931. Today, the sale brings out nearly 200 volunteers from the Wilton community, many of whom have been involved in Minks to Sinks for over 30 years. During the semi-annual sale, volunteers work tirelessly to price, ticket, organize and display the thousands of items that are donated or consigned for the sale. Volunteers don the trademark red, white and blue striped aprons.
“Family & Children’s Agency’s relationship with Minks to Sinks dates back as far as the 1950s. In that time period, Minks to Sinks has donated roughly $2.9 million to FCA,” said Robert F. Cashel, President & CEO of FCA. “We are grateful each year for their wonderful work.”
Minks to Sinks sale hours are:
- Saturday, May 2: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
- Sunday, May 3: 12 p.m. to 4 p.m.
- Monday, May 4 : 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Sunday and Monday dates are half-priced bargain days, with all items for sale at 50 percent off the marked price. On Monday, all shoppers may fill a bag with any merchandise at the sale for only $7.
For additional information on the Minks to Sinks sale, visit www.minkstosinks.info.